4 must-buys at garage sales Some of summer's greatest steals aren't found in stores. Look out for these four things the next time you're at a garage sale. By Brett Walther 2014-08-08 00:00:00 4 must-buys at garage sales Slideshow View Slideshow 4 must-buys at garage sales Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries Best summer buys for the 4 ways to create a galler Decor trend: Mint coloure Art frames Appallingly ugly art is a yard sale staple, but try to look beyond the black velvet, howling wolves and weeping clowns for the condition of the frame. Consider swapping out the old painting with an enlarged photo from last year’s vacation, or a custom-cut pane of mirrored glass to hang in a gloomy corner. Baskets I've never heard anyone complain about having too much cupboard space at the cottage. Combine that with the fact that beach towels always seem to multiply over the course of the summer, and you’ve got a perfect storm for clutter. Handsome woven baskets are the perfect solution, providing a place for everything from beach toys to board games. Glassware Perfectly coordinated sets of glassware have their place—it’s just not at the cottage. Summer living calls for a playful mix and match of shapes and styles, so have fun creating your own eclectic collection. In particular, look for pretty little juice glasses. Apart from their role at breakfast, they make great bud vases for individual blooms, and votive cups for twinkling tealights. Vintage decorating books Not only do old-school editions of your favourite titles serve as attractive coffee table props and conversation starters among guests, they can actually be great sources for 21st century design inspiration and long-forgotten DIY techniques.Clearing out the clutter in your home? Check out these six tips on how to host a stress-free and profitable garage sale.