All town yard sale finds in a nearby town

concretenprimroses(4B NH)September 25, 2011

Well I got a late start and didn't do great. But I had fun driving around with and catching up with a friend. We picked up a map of the registered sales and drove on some pretty country roads with beautiful foliage.

I was looking for plate flower parts, things to display pf's on, a cheap coat to make a doggie coat from. Here's what I got. Should I try to cut the handles off these ruby red glass cups before using them for pf centers? The cups and the cool vase were 50cents each. The little scallop dishes were 25 cents each, the flatware 50 cents for all (boy I miss the cent sign!)

The purple flower plate was just 10 cents! Everything else was $1 EACH which is a bit high, but I was desparate for centers. (the ruler was already mine- placed to show sizes)

These pretty heavy glass plates have a hole in the middle cuz they were part of a cheap crappy dessert stand for $2. I bought it for the plates. I really need some dinner plate sized interesting glass plates but didn't find much.

I might use the big one with this combination:

I only bought 3 of these very pretty leafy plates because I don't really want leaves as my middle plate, but they are so lovely I just had to try a few. $1 each.

And I got a free red yardstick with the name of a store that used to be in my hometown. And a ladies quilted jacket for 50 cents to make a doggy coat.

I had already cut the coat up before I realized I should take a picture.

Iggy seems to really like the coat but i wish he wouldn't smoke cigars in the house. You know terriers, you can't tell them anything!

I posted about making the coat on Crafts and Decorations forum if you are interested.

Thanks for looking.

Kathy

Here is a link that might be useful: Dog coat from jacket: WIP

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Marlene Kindred

WOW !!! Seems to me like you did just fine. LOVE, LOVE the green leafy plates...wish I could find some of those around here. And, the green dragonfly plate is wonderful...love it on the plate flower. I don't know about cutting off the handles on the red cups....wonder if it would leave a hole. Don't really know. They would also make cute wind chime thingies....you know the ones that someone made on here that had the beads hanging from them that looked like water pouring out. Great idea to make the doggie a coat from an old coat....Iggy looks like he's going to really like it! TFS~

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 3:10PM
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laurastheme(8)

You got some beautiful glass wear and ceramics. It seems like I'm really scratching for good glassware here these days.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 4:48PM
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kim546

Could you leave the handle on the red cup and put a butterfly on it. I found butterfly and starfish shapes used in the order of glass gems for vase fillers, but I've incorporated them in with totems and pf's.I found them at TJ maxx on clearance.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 9:57PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

What a great idea. thanks Kim.
Kathy

    Bookmark   September 25, 2011 at 10:29PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks like you had a great day of getting goodies & catching up with your friend! I love all of the green plates! Your dog is going to be toasty this winter, looks like it will make up nicely! Jan

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 1:03AM
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jeannespines

Wow! Great finds, crete! I want those pretty green leafy plates...but not for plate flowers...for my table! LOL! You found some pretty pcs & I like the one you laid out...cool green plate! The doggie coat looks like it will be put to good use! No smokin' in the house tho! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 12:04AM
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lady_wolfe

Kathy, I love all the pieces you found, especially the leaf and dragonfly plates. I must say, however, that my favorite in all the pics is Iggy. He is just too cute and the name fits him. I love the way he's posing for the pic in the coat. You can't tell that he is a well loved, spoiled boy. Reminds me of my boys. The expression in the pic with the costume is just too much. I believe Iggy is a "ham".

    Bookmark   October 7, 2011 at 12:52PM
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