Here are some things I have found at garage sales and yes, even along side a road that I redid to fit my needs!
I found a couple of these cool blue glass pieces at a garage sale for a dime each! A little paper, flowers and brads and tada! A votive burner.
I was headed down the road not to far from my house and saw this hutch on the side of the road with a "Take me, I'm Yours" sign on it! Luckily I drive a truck and pulled right over and loaded it into the bed. I knew if I painted it black it would look great on top of an entertainment center we already had. Here is a horrible picture of it before and one after I painted both pieces and patched them together.