Friday, July 27, 2012

Yard Sale Treasures and Things I Created!

Good Evening my friends. The heat has been terrible here, it was 102 today. We had heat warnings out all over the place. We did get a small thunder storm this evening but it did nothing to cool the temperature down. I have not had a chance to post last weekends finds or the projects I have been creating. So I wanted to share them with you this evening. I will be up early in the morning treasure hunting again. The yard sales start at 7:00 am here. I am usually back home by 8:30 or 9:00 am. Hope you enjoy! YARD SALE FINDS! Isn't this little bank adorable! I love the bunnies. This was fifty cents.
This Christmas votive is made by Lenox. I find a lot of Lenox pieces here in South Carolina. We have a Lenox outlet store. This one was a dollar, it is about five inches tall.
I paid 50 cents for this. I don't know what it is, but I think it is used with a candle. If you know please tell me. I love the lid.
These were 50 cents for both. I always buy candles when I see them, because I recycle the jars.
This was a quarter. I will use it to create something.
I thought these broaches were pretty. I use a lot of costume jewelry in my projects. I paid 3.50 for both. div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
These Christmas tree candles were a dollar for all of them. The tall one is broken but it is an easy fix.
I always pick up journals when ever I see them at yard sales. That is if the price is right. I paid 50 cents for this one. At the dollar tree I can get them for a buck.
I paid fifty cents for these new small Christmas frames. The stars on the tops of these ornaments say 2007, but that is an easy fix. I will be using them most likely in Christmas layouts or on altered boxes.
FROM MY CREATIVE SPIRIT The vase holding this flower arrangement is a votive candle holder. I thought the beaded holder was perfect to make a flower arrangement. The silk florals came from my stash. As I said before I love earth tones, creams and ivory colors. This will definitely be used in a fall arrangement.
I love the look of lace that is either vintage or looks vintage. The lace I made these little creation came from another Goodwill find! It is a top that was way too small for me, but I knew I could use the lace.
I bought this sweater at Goodwill sometime back. It was covered in Rhinestones that were sewn on to the sweater. I purchased the sweater specifically to cut these rhinestones off to use in my projects. After cutting the rhinestones off the sweater, I felt badly to waste the rest of the sweater. It was made out of soft angora rabbit fur at least partially. It was so soft and pretty, so I decided to make these little pillows. I hope to sell some of my creations at the flea market. But the last time I went I bombed out and didn't even make my set up fee back.


  1. I bailed on a flea market recently b/c it was clear I didn't belong there w/ my crafts when everyone else was selling antiques. Great finds and projects!

  2. Love, love, love what you did with the sweater, Susan. Beautiful.

  3. Wow, Susan! You found some REALLY great things. Unbelievable all the stuff you found! It looks like you will have a good time crafting. xo Diana

  4. Susan you do find the best stuff and at such good prices. It has been too hot for yard sales this year for me. I'm saving up for the Big Sale next week.
    hugs, Linda

  5. Susan,
    Great finds!!Love your pillows made from a sweater!

  6. Susan....I was just thinking of you the other day while I wondered into the thrift store the other day with a donation and came out with three santas items for the day trip [also stopped at the antique mall]. I've been wondering what you've been collecting, and then you show up at Hootin' Anni's and I ventured over to see your post!!! Some great stuff. Yep, broken candles are simple to fix. They're so pretty and will be very festive come Christmas time.

  7. Every thing is lovely Susan. Love the cute pillows.

  8. You always find the best things, Susan. I am loving every thing you are showing ...
    So glad you had fun shopping.
    xo bj

  9. Great finds! Love the bunnies!

  10. Those frames were a steal, Great finds. You must be having such fun with all the yard sales this time of year!
    Hugs Lynn

  11. Wow Susan, you hit on some great bargains! And those little pillows are so sweet. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  12. Hi Susan, my what beautiful tresure you have found ;)


  13. I don't usually sell much if I go either. I think it can be more trouble than it's worth.
    I think you did so well with your finds. I really like that little thingy with the lid,but I have no idea what it is either. The brooches are sweet too. you can do lots with those. I could see those on decorated bottles. xx

  14. Fabulous finds Susan. My favorite is your unidentified treasure. Not sure what it is, but it has so much character. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Hi Susa! You got some pretty good bargains there on beautiful items. I forgot to ask where my friend is going....Christine

  16. Hi Susan,

    You seemed to have found some great treasures in your travels! Love the fact that you recycled the sweater. You can't beat the Lenox candle holder for $1 - what a steal!

  17. You found some great things, Susan. The 2 pieces you are wondering about are for jar candles. The open ring is a base & the other is the lid for when the candle isn't burning. You see them a lot with Yankee Candles & they don't come cheap!

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