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Aug 20 2011

Yard Sale Treasures, Or Look What I Found

Today’s post is about Yard Sales, did the title give it away? Giggle. I must admit that I had not originally planned a blog post about yard sales. But when  I put everything out on the couch to show my sweet husband . He causally said, “hey you should blog about that.” So, no fancy photos today, just straight off the couch.

 

I love yard sales! You know that old saying ( not really sure how old it is really) ” one man’s trash is another mans treasure”. Well, “you got that right!” Please note the improper use of the English language here . If you could hear me say it; with the  incredibly odd accent I’m using, you’d laugh. Think part hill billy, part screeching owl.

When I go to yard sales I have a mental list of things I’m looking for:

Blue Mason Jars

A white pitcher and wash basin ( preferably a set)

Anything shabby chic ( I’m always looking for things for my art room)

An old desk I can paint white ( or that is already white) something else I’d like for my art room

Anything that screams” I’m A Deal Buy Me!”

 

 

Lets start with the full couch view. This is where I encourage you to guess the total amount spent.

 

This cute ceramic mixing bowl and matching dish still had the price stickers on the bottoms! I know someone who is going to love this country style. She has a farm theme in her kitchen.

 

 

I enjoy embroidery, these books and ready to embroider doilies are wonderful!

 

 

 

I’m always looking for new craft ideas and this book is just full of fun things to make. Did you notice the infused olive oil on the front of the book. Remember when we made that?

 

 

 

 

 

This pitcher is just lovely, it has a crackle finish and little felt dots on the bottom to keep it from scratching furniture and it has the price sticker on it too. I know it’s not the set I was looking for. But, it met the I’m a deal buy me criteria .

 

 

So now it’s time for the “Price Is Right” portion of my post, any guesses? $10, $20? No…. $3.50. That’s right my beautiful bloggy friends sum total for this wonderful pile of treasure three dollars and fifty cents.

Okay now it’s your turn, have you been on a yard sale ( treasure hunt) lately. How did you do?

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  1. Ms. A

    I can’t bring anything else in, my house is too full, but you did GREAT!

  2. brandi

    These are great finds. I really like the pitcher. It’s my favorite.

  3. Pamela Gordon

    Wow, You really did get some good deals! Love the white pitcher. I posted about my thrift store finds but not as great a deal as you got. Have a great weekend!

  4. Shady Del Knight

    $3.50? That’s incredible, Katie! My aunt and uncle went to yard sales for many years. They bought low, fixed, polished and painted, then resold the items for profit in their own little shop. My parents combed the countryside for milk cans which they painted and displayed in our home, along with a large wagon wheel found along a mountain trail.

  5. thisisme

    3 dollars 50 – wow, you lucky thing, you!! That’s amazing. I love that little white pitcher . That was worth more than the 3 dollare 50 on its own! Enjoy your finds my friend!

  6. Debbie McCormick

    I hate you.

    That is incredible! I went to our Goodwill store yesterday, hoping to find some treasures other bloggers have found in their goodwill stores. I could not find anything worth buying. Yard sales are great though – I need to start trying that again.

  7. Odie Langley

    As a matter of fact my lovely friend, Linda and I got up early and went to a sale in the town where she works, Roanoke Rapids about 5 miles down the road. It was in a parking lot so it was easily accessible. The only thing that caught Linda’s eye was this flowing artificial plant in a gold container sitting on a green stand about 3 ft tall. One of the men in charge thought it was worth $10 but when Linda asked the boss (lady) it was $5. She did pick up a cute figurine of a couple of frogs sitting in a boat fishing for 50 cents. We have done better before but that was today’s adventure. You can be so proud of yourself because you did an amazing job of shopping. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Warm Hugs,
    Odie

  8. Melanie

    What a steal! You did great! This was perfect for my Crowning Moments!

    You are always so positive and I look forward to your comments. They are little treasures in my email every time I read them. Thank you so much for always supporting me and bringing some extra sunshine to my world.

  9. Diane

    OH MY GOSH!!! I have been looking for a white pitcher!! Woot woot, way to go!

    Diane

  10. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    The best stuff goes early and I make it a point never to rise before the crack of noon on a Saturday.

  11. Good Girl Gone Green

    Are you kidding? I guess 5$ and thought that was too low! Great finds!

  12. Lesa

    What a deal! I’ve found lots of good books at yard sales especially children’s books.

  13. Poetesswug

    WOW!!… ‘Ya done good’!! (Said in ‘my’ hillbilly voice! ^_^)

  14. kathy

    Hey Katherine, This brought an immediate smile to my face. I adore “garaging” as we call it. One of my mom’s the last Saturdays was spent going from sale to sale. It’s funny how we don’t really need the stuff just like the excitement of the hunt and bargains!

  15. Miss Kathy

    Katherine – you did great! Someone was really just wanting to get rid of that stuff – awesome prices! Your pitcher is my personal favorite. So sleek and fine! Sunflowers in it for a centerpiece, I think!
    Joy!
    Kathy

  16. Steph

    SCORE!!! Awesome finds! I love that white pitcher! I am a yard sale fan and if I did not have to care for 3 young children I would be at every yard sale on every Saturday morning… alas, my 3 can only handle so many stops before they complain. I am always on the look out for a great bargain. My BEST purchase was while I was pregnant with #3, I happen to stop at a yard sale and bought an Ergo Baby Carrier for $2!!!! They are worth like $60 new! I couldn’t believe I was so lucky!!!! Have a great rest of the weekend. Been away from blogging for so long… looking forward to blogging again and catching up.

  17. kat

    $3.50 for the lot? Imagine how much you saved on their full price!
    Great job – sadly I haven’t been to a garage sale for years but you’ve inspired me to check out the next one I see :)

  18. Deborah

    Great finds and the price is right!!!!
    Wow!
    Thats neat that your hubby encouraged you to blog about it..lol :)
    So much fun!

    Deborah xo

  19. cori @ cori's big mouth

    WOW what great treasures you found!!

    Stopping by to follow you back from so followed saturday!!

  20. lin

    I’m not a “thrill of the hunt” kinda gal, but I do appreciate what you bought!! You got some great things for very little money. Good hunting!

  21. Diane Jordan

    Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your treasures you did great on this one sweet lady. Would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I am putting a new one on today some time. I hope you have a Great Day.
    XXOO Diane

  22. Carole Emens

    Hi Katherine:
    Good job at the yard sale!
    I am loving what you are doing for my blog! : )
    Don’t watch too much television : )
    Peace
    and good night
    Carole

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    [...] As we move around the room a bit more you can see that the far side of my table holds even more photo props. I love white stoneware and white dishware. I am particularly fond of white pitchers in different shapes and sizes. I am always looking for them at flea markets and yard sales. [...]

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