Monday, May 28, 2012

Yard Sale Finds/Projects!

> Yard Sale Finds These are my two yard sale finds of the weekend. I found them at a sale a lady was having in a development down the street from my neighborhood. I was the first one there and she did not have everything out yet. I spied two Southern Living boxes that she had never opened. I ask what was inside the boxes and she unsealed them and showed the candlestick and flatware caddy, both brand new and never used. I ask how much she wanted for them, she stated 2.00 for the candlestick and five dollars for the flatware caddy. Of course I said, SOLD! I did some research on line and the Southern Living Home is now called Willow place or something like that. Anyway I found the flatware caddy and it sold for 82.00. I could not find the candlestick. Candle Holder
Flatware Caddy
Crocheted Basket! I found this basket sometime last year at a yard sale for 50 cents. I love that it is a crocheted basket. When I bought it was filled with some dried flowers that had outlived their usefulness. I glued some cream colored lace onto the handles. I glued a strand of cream color pearls in the center of the lace. I tied a bow made from the cream lace, to the top of the basket. I glued a vintage rose to the bow.
I used some Vintage Roses I had in my stash already. I also use some muted hydrangeas as a filler.
Shabby Chic Boxes I made these two Shabby Chic boxes over the weekend. They are altered cigar boxes. I used some laces and flowers I already had, but I also went to AC Moore today and purchased some prima flowers and some lace. I am going to use these boxes in my craft room. I am trying to decorate my craft room in shabby chic. I use the boxes to store my scrap booking flowers, ribbons , beads etc. On the 2nd box I used an old lace blouse I bought at Goodwill just for the lace. I buy things specifically just to cut it up for the lace and sometimes the fabric. Shabby Chic Box #1
Shabby Chic Box #2


  1. Wow, you found some great stuff at that yard sale!!! Love your little shabby chic boxes too...very pretty!

  2. Love your flat wear caddy. It is fun because you never know what you will find!!!!! I love seeing your finds.

  3. What great bargains and love that caddy. Well done with your decorated boxes too. x

  4. You found some great treasures. I love the candle holder. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. I like your sale finds and especially the boxes you decorated with pearls, lace and flowers.

  6. Great bargains from the yard sale and your boxes are so pretty Susan!

  7. Score Susan, hope she doesn't read your blog. LOL.
    Your altered box is so pretty.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Lynn

  8. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the Flatware caddy! I can think of a THOUSAND reasons to own it and WOW what a bargain!!! I would love to have it for FLOWERS!
    The boxes you made are GORGEOUS! I (((LOVE)))anything lace so these are PERFECT! I have bought clothes to take apart for materials. Once I bought a dress that had pearl buttons(lots&lots&lots of them, I wondered WHO could EVER wear a dress with that many buttons. It would take HOURS&HOURS to just "BUTTON UP"! They were down the front and the arms were buttoned from the wrist to ALMOST all the way to the shoulder. The buttons were EVEN all the way down the back of the dress. Well, it was MY GAIN because it was only $1. Can you imagine the COST of all those PEARL BUTTONS!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Have a FUN week,
    Big Hugs,