Saturday, May 19, 2012

Good Evening my friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. It has been cloudy and wet here all week. But that did not stop me from going to my yard sales. I did not have to go far this morning for my treasure hunt. The housing development down the street from me was having its annual Community sale. I had so much fun going from house to house and talking to everyone. The most fun of going to yard sales for me is talking and getting to know the people! There are so many different personalities, some really beautiful and nice people........and then you have the others. LOL. I wanted to share all my finds with you. I had someone ask me why I posted the price of my purchases, was I bragging about how much I spend. Well I guess I am sort of, but not in a show off greedy way. I like for people to see that they can find some really nice things for very little money. I have thrifted all my adult life. I never saw the logic in paying full price for something you could buy at a yard sale for nearly nothing. Also it is my way of keeping the earth green. This little box will go with the rest of the pill box collection I have. It was a dollar!
This cigar box was a buck. I will alter this, cigar boxes are a scrappers dream find. LOL
All this bling was 1.00. It had two beautiful cameo pieces in mix. I use old jewelry to decorate my altered objects.
All these silver ware pieces were a dollar for the lot.
This table runner is 72 inches long. I love that it is cream colored. I love the gorgeous rose lace that trims the piece. I paid five dollars for this, it is brand new.
Today was doily day for me. I hit the jackpot at the yard sale. The large ones were 50 cents and the small ones were a quarter. The lady I bought them from said they were her mothers. I can not imagine selling my mothers handmade pieces. To me these things are heirlooms that you pass down to your children.
I am not sure if this is a table cloth or what, it is quilted yellow gingham. I love gingham anything and I thought this yellow was so pretty. I will use it for a table cloth.
I picked up these new garden gloves for a dollar.
Of course I can not pass up a pretty delicate plate. This Lamages Plate was 2.00. More than I would normally pay for a plate.
I love this cream and copper ironstone plate. It so matches my earth tones I have going on in most of my house. It was 1.00
This was my last yard sale purchase of the day. The lady wanted five dollars for it, I only had 3.57. I ask the lady to hold it for me until I went back to my car for more money. She told me not to bother that I could have it for the 3.57. Score!
I bought this picture at a yard sale for 1.00. At the time I purchased it, the lace was completely off the mat. I painted the frame with Martha Stewart specialty paint in copper color. I sprayed the white mat attached to the frame with adhesive. I then attached some brown fabric I had in my stash. I sprayed the brown fabric with the same adhesive and attached the lace. I put a pearl and gold trim all the way around the frame. I am not sure if that will stay there, I am not sure I like it. I then attache a cream colored rose I pulled off a head band I purchased at family dollar for a dollar. I just love the French couple dancing! Its hanging in our guest room.


  1. Well what a great haul of bargains. I can't decide which I like best. All of them really. It's like Christmas when you get a haul like that isn't it? I mostly list the price I paid too. I think it's because I can't believe what I pay sometimes and have to write it down or pinch myself.:)

  2. I love your finds. Keep showing us the price because that is what makes it amazing. I think I have told you before, that at Garage sales here is Australia, it would be more expensive.Hugs

  3. I especially like the cigar box and the "bling",too. And (like you) I can't imagine getting rid of one's mother's handiwork...

    I have been garage saling this week, but won't go to too many more. I think it's out of my system AND my house is full. I prefer occasional thrift stores and church rummage sales.

  4. Wow- Looks like you hit the motherlode there. I love finding all those deals and I think it is great you share them here. I, like you, can't imagine selling my mother's doilies. It is kind of sad, isn't it?

    I hope you have a wonderful Sunday- xo Diana

  5. I LOVE that you post pictures and prices. I am a thrifter and it is all about the deals. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Susan,
    What a great week you had. I love all you found and I want one of everything. I also love hearing the prices and what a savings you got. That's the whole point of yard saleing right? We junkers adore a great bargin. Glad you had fun at this one meeting and talking to the sellers. I enjoy these kinds of yard sales too.
    On a working vacation of sorts but will see you again soon.
    Have a great week my friend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  7. Some great stuff once again Susan. I especially like the doilies and table runner.

    As for Alberto...guess it depends on where you are, another blogger says that it's stalled over her area.

  8. You sure did find some bargains Susan. I think my favorites are the lot of silverware and the box of jewelry. I can never have too much jewelry, always something that can be done with the broken pieces too.

  9. Hi Susan! OH, you found some great things. Love all of those linens you found. I enjoy hearing for folks pay for their thrifty finds! :) You got some great buys.
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)