Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yard Sale Finds

This past week, the yard sales weren't that great. I wound up with some more cloth napkins and napkin rings, which I can't seem to get enough of lately, some vintage cruets, an old game of Scrabble and other odds and ends.

My favorite find of the day was also the cheapest at $0.25!!! That's right, a quarter for a vintage book of Tennyson's poems, which I'm sure is worth more than a quarter!!




This Japanese tea kettle was a find at $5. It came new in a box with two matching tea cups. I've always loved these tea kettles and they are not cheap - even at Marshalls!


A brand new wok from Ikea with a cookbook included (forgot to put that in the picture, but it's hardcover)! $5.


I also couldn't pass up this set of dishes from Demdaco. The pattern is called Devonshire Place and it is a mix of pale yellow, sage green and lavender. There are 8 dessert plates that mix and match patterns, a teapot, sugar and creamer, two teacups with lids and matching saucers and a votive. I got the whole set for $12. There are no scratches or imperfections on any of them. I almost passed them up, but I'm glad I didn't as they look great in my Living Room curio.




23 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I think you got some marvelous goodies! I never find things like that when I am out hunting...

Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow, you scored! I loved the IKEA wok and the tea pot and cups.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulous finds. I think I like the dishes the best.

linda said...

It looks like you scored big time! Great job!

I'm not a garage sale girl (just can't get out the door that early) but I sure do love a good thrift store!

Paula said...

You found some great things! Your new dishes look great on display.

abeachcottage said...

g'day Kim

the dishes are fabulous and the reason I love thrifting

just surfed on in here, nice to meet you!

Sarah
ABeachCottage

Stacey said...

Your dishes are beautiful!

Bo said...

Hi Kim...You found some marvelous deals...I especially love the dishes...they look perfect in your cabinet! ;-) Bo

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Wow! Wish I had gone with you!! That Tennyson's poems book is well over a quarter. GREAT find! Lucky you! LOVE your bargains!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those dishes are simply gorgeous! I love the colors & design. That Tennyson book looks well loved, as it should be!

Susie Q said...

Lovely dishes. I ran across the prettiest set at Savers last night....basically a no name pattern, made in China...they had broken the set up and the price on each compenent (salad plates, dinner plates, etc) came to more than another really nice set would be! AND it was priced higher than the Pfaltzgraff...what??? Monday is 50% off day so I might still go get them and see what they were thinking!

Chandy said...

Wow, those are great looking dinnerware and teapot sets! And your other finds are wonderful as well! ;-)

Nancy said...

Score! What neat finds! I love the dishes, tea kettle...everything. You did a good job!

Nancy

Tracy said...

Oh.my.word! You did amazingly well! That Tennyson book is incredible! But so is the wok, and the dishes and... = ) Thanks for sharing your goodies with us!

Nancy said...

Kim, I think you found some great things!!! Good Job!!! Nancy

Christina said...

The dishes are beautiful, but I think I like your poetry book best too. My dad used to read us poetry after dinner and he read us Tennyson. It is beautiful.

Happy To Be said...

GM Kim...again you did a great job at yard sales...now the China I love it...WOW!! I would have arm wrestled you for that my friend ha ha!! May you have a wonderful memorial weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari said...

Hi Kim...

I'm so glad that you came by my place for a visit and thank you so much for your kind commments!

Girl, you really made out like a bandit this week with all of your treasure finds! Ohhh...those dishes are gorgeous!!! Of course, I had to enlarge all of your photos so I could get that "bird's eye" view! I love how all of the dessert plates are mix and match...soooo pretty!!! What a beautiful set...I know that you're so happy that you didn't pass them up!

Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend, my friend!
Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I wanna go shopping with you! What fabulous treasures you found! That china set is beautiful! What a deal that was. I love old books, so I love your book of poems too. Now, why can't I ever find bargains like that? After all, I'm the bargain hunter (are you trying to steal my title?) laurie

Laura said...

You found some great things! It made me want to go along- once gain.

Laura

melissa said...

Oh my goodness, those Tennyson poems are to die for! Did you look it up on Ebay? It's fun to know how much your treasure is worth :) Have a wonderful day~

Simply Susan said...

That Tennyson book is a FANTASTIC find! I'm am so envious! I can not seem to find any good yard sales around here. I'll have to keep looking though ;o)

The Charm House said...

Girl you sure did walk away with one great book!!! I love old books and when I seen the picture of the book and the price you paid, I could not believe it! I looked the book up on a source that I have for old books because I was so curious. The oldest Tennyson book they have is dated 1893 and it is selling for $1,100.00!!! You may want to get some info. on this book!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures!
Yvette