Yard sailing. Its a sickness

concretenprimroses(4B NH)June 6, 2011

I got tired gardening on Saturday and went out late morning to see if there were any yardsales nearby. 11:30 is close to the end for many yard sellers who tend to end at noon because if they start at 8 the early birds arrive at 7. So I wasn't really expecting any thing. Sooo I went to 3 sales and spent $12.

The framed prints are for dd. I love the bottles. And the big heavy platters for totem bases. And the red glass. And the little plates: will they stay whole for flowers or be broken up for mosaic?

This last thing, a seat with a hinged cover full of knitting needles is behind the car so dh won't see it. I snuck it into the house through the front door and straight up to the upstairs front porch where he will think its been there forever. I'm really not sure why I bought it for $3, but a friend of mine who is teaching a knitting workshop came by and I gave her some needles because she has to plan on some of them "disappearing".

I gotta start making things! But I've got so much gardening to do here at home and also for my garden club. In a week or 2...

So much fum for $12.


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Kathy, you got some really neat things at your yard sales. I like the little hinged stool with the knitting needles. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:20AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Nice finds! Those flowered plates are really pretty.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:41AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Nice haul!
That cool storage bench looks like it originally went w/ a sewing machine cabinet.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:43AM
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I hear ya, Kathy! I went to get my haircut on Saturday and while waiting for my DH to clean up from working in the garage, I checked out rummage sales in the neighborhood. Being crippled really limits me ... I can't go up stairs or walk any great distance ... so I found one that I could check out. All I bought was a orange & cobalt blue glass fish for a totem topper. I have an orange vase and some cobalt blue pieces that would all work great together. Since it was so hot in the afternoon, we went to a thrift store. I got a few more things there. Yep, it's a sickness!

I love your pretty plates and your red goblets. Those old bottles are wonderful too. I even like the Van Gogh prints for your DD. The stool is a great find too. It might be a sickness but it's a fun one too! lol

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:51AM
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Marlene Kindred

You got some good deals there! LOVE the red glassware and plates...they make great totems or plate flowers! And all of your little plates/saucers are so pretty! Great find on the bench....looks like a great ottoman to me.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 1:19PM
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That's $12 worth of treasures !!!! I LOVE the seat/storage piece. You can NEVER have ENOUGH storage space !!!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:45PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

the little storage bench is similar to the one that came with my sewing machine over 40 years ago. It is a bit larger than my other. I'm going to give it a makeover, cuz they are handy!

Luna, it sounds like you found some wonderful pieces.


    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:43PM
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I cannot resist stopping at yard sales!
I tell myself that I don't need another thing
but I stop anyway!
I try to justify the buys, by saying that I dont drink, smoke or go to movies.....It's my only vice-LOL
Then I go look in my storage buildings--
So I hoard!!!!! Is that so bad???? Grin
I love the things you bought!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:47PM
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My hubby would be right there beside me, but he would have woken me up to get there early. He found some real silverware at an estate auction and only paid $85.00 for a 32 piece set. One of the same pattern (42 piece) just sold on ebay for 1,450.00. I look for junk to put in the yard, lol.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 12:42AM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

Great finds. I love the ruby red collections.. Saucers are almost too pretty for mosaics.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 5:07AM
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WOW...what a haul, you really got some bargains.Yep....I think it is a sicknes....and I'm REALLY ill!! It seems like such a waste of time NOT to stop. I swear I think garage sales signs are made with super big magnets that just sucks me in.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:55AM
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Good Haul Kathy!! I am suffering with rye neck? and am in agony, am off work and too gimped up to even drive much so missed GS around here. Can't garden/make garden junk...arg! Poor me! lol! So thanks for shopping and showing!heh heh!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 11:39AM
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Great haul! I can see when DH pulls up the bench & says, "Honey, why haven't I ever used this foot rest before?" You'll look & say, "that old thing,been around since forever"(just at somebody else's house)LOL Jan

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 12:59AM
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I would love to find some red glassware like that! So beautiful! Nice finds! I, too, can't resist stopping at sales but my sweetie is a junk-aholic too. It's an inexpensive date! =)

BTW... can I ask what does DH stand for? (thinking dear husband...? )

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 10:52AM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

What a great haul!!! Those red goblets are Avon and are worth about $12 to $15 bucks a each.
Can't wait to see what you are goin to do with them.

Happy junkin

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 5:46PM
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