It was Saturday, the day before we were to leave for vacation. And I had a wedding cake (that I had finished the night before) sitting on my counter that needed to be delivered at noon. BUT, it was Saturday which means YARD SALE DAY! :) And I missed going to yard sales the previous Saturday because I had to work, I would be out of town the next Saturday, and the Saturday after that I would be busy delivering another wedding and groom’s cake so I would basically miss a MONTH of yardsales! :(
So what is a thrifty, yardsale-loving girl like me to do?
Head out to my favorite parking lot yard sale promising to just take a quick look, of course!
It seems the days you “almost don’t stop” is the days you come away with the greatest treasures!
Here is what I found:
You can’t really tell in this picture but this a large frame (like 16x20 or more!) And it only cost 50¢!! I was just interested in the shape and frame. The frame will probably go white and the center transformed into a chalkboard. :)
There is one seller that I always stop at - she sells everything in her space for 25¢! So everything below cost me $1.00 (25¢ each!)
The mini lampshade is the perfect fit for a little Goodwill lamp I bought a while back. The glass frame is a a lead crystal frame in perfect condition – could not believe this was only 25¢! The white picket fence stack actually makes a small planter type box and just needs to be nailed or glued back together. And I liked the details of the frame although it will soon be spray painted white!
I loved this white, chippy wall hanging thingy! ;) It opens up almost like a birdcage. I would like to use it outside on the my front porch, but we will see where it ends up.
She was asking $8.00, but took $4.00 for it! .
I had also been eyeing some door pocket hangers at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, but couldn’t get past the price tag of $12-20. So I snatched this one up at $2.00! Now I just need to figure out how to make a pretty arrangement for my door – maybe an end of summer/pre-fall arrangement?
And last of all, I knew when I saw this large ceramic leaf it was PartyLite. I have a set of 3 small leaves just like this from PartyLite and this large leaf matches perfectly! She was asking $5, but took $3. (It would have cost $29-$39 new.) I am thinking a large pillar candle surrounded with a candle ring of leaves/berries on it for fall . I love fall!
My vacation and wedding cake Saturday is done, so this Saturday I am free to go yard sale and flea market shopping again – yay! Will you join me and shop some yard sales in your area? You never know what you will find! :)
Wow, I love your thrifty finds, especially the white picket fence planter and your plans for the round frame, that will make a great chalkboard! :)ReplyDelete