Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Yard Sale Finds

I think this is one of the best yard sale days I have ever had. I could not put it all in the photos but I put in my favorite things. It was so cold out when I left the house this morning I wanted to turn around and go back to bed. I am so glad I didn't. This chandelier is a little dirty and old but I love fixing up old chandeliers. I'm sure my husband will rewire it for me and with a little elbow grease it will be lovely. Only $1.00. I almost fainted when the gentleman told me the price. He acted like he was asking too much for it.
I love glassware. The little round pink bowl/vase in front is Staffordshire Bone china from England. Not that I really care but the color is so soft and pretty. The young man that was selling it wanted $10.00 for it because of the stamp on the bottom but I paid $2.00. I don't know what the rest of it is but once I wash it......it will sparkle and I love sparkle.
I found some beautiful lace (I think vintage) and a cute piece of pink fabric with flowers and music notes on it. I think it might have been $1.00 for all of it.
I have always loved copper pans but I don't have any. I found these today. I was told they are solid copper but they are silver color inside so I don't know. They are very, very heavy. With a little copper cleaner they will look nice somewhere. Both for $5.00.
The same lovely lady with the lace had this old sheet music. The covers are pretty and I like to use the sheet music in my artwork. She charged me either .25 or .50 a piece, a bargain.
I might skip yard sales next Saturday though...... my husband thinks I am getting too much stuff again (which I am).  Unless I can find corners to tuck it in during the week so it is not such a mess. It's just that it is so hard to pass up these great deals !

12 comments:

Kdottie Designs said...

What great finds and such wonderful prices!

Marie said...

i know the feeling, i have things stuffed everywhere. i'm working on some projects that have taken over the dinningroom table. the garage is packed with "stuff" and i have a little work shop in the downstairs part of my house.still i hunt & gather.
marie

Lisa Gatz said...

Wow...you SCORED! that chandelier is amazing! that is the problem with yard saling...places to put it till you get to renovating your loot.

Sandra said...

Wow, what a great haul you made. Would love to see the chandelier when you're done giving it a new life.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Deb said...

What amazing finds! Garage sales haven't started up here yet - I can't wait :-)

Candy said...

I know how exciting it is when you hit pay dirt! Good thing that everyone doesn't blog or they would know their JUNK is TREASURE to us.
Go Girl, Candy

Mary said...

You had a great day!! I can't believe you got the chandy for a buck! What a steal!

Celestial Charms said...

All of your purchases are lovely. If you are accumulating too many items, there's always Etsy and Ebay to come to the rescue...if your willing to part with such treasure. The thrill of the hunt is sometimes the best motivation for thrift shopping. Great finds!
Maureen

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you must come to Connecticut and show me how to find treasures like that for a dollar!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi and a belated Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for stopping by my blog. You have found some really great 'stuff' and you got some wonderful bargains. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Karen said...

What great finds! I'm sure you will have the chandelier looking like you paid a mint for it in no time!
Your post certianly got me in the mood for a good yard sale day. They should be starting up in a few weeks here!
Have a great day!

Bee and Rose said...

I am coming up there to yard sale with you! I have been looking for a chandelier like that for my daughter's room for a few years now! You have that yard sale magic touch!

Happy St. Patty's Day!