Saturday, April 10, 2010
Yard Sale Season Is Underway In A Big Way!!!
It's been so long I almost forgot the sheer exhilaration that comes over me the night before a yard sale. I can never sleep with all those visions of treasures dancing around in my head. We've been hitting the flea markets for a few weeks now with the unusually warm weather, but actual yard sales didn't kick in until this last couple of weeks.
This morning we set out early and started at a church rummage sale. Girls, if I can give you any advice on yard saling, the most important thing I can tell you is that if there is a church rummage sale you must always, always, ALWAYS go there FIRST! You can hit the local houses later but the church sales are where you will find the best treasures and get the best prices. Hands down. This rule has never failed me.
This morning was no different. I talked my BFF and partner in yard sale crime into getting there a half hour early. Usually we wait until the sale is scheduled to begin, but I just had a feeling about this one.
The women running this sale were the sweetest ladies and extremely well-organized. They welcomed us right in and we started grabbing and making a pile as fast as we could.
Right off the bat we spotted this grouping of vintage furniture.
Gals, we were on a roll!
I've been collecting a great assortment of my favorite Southern Living At Home items at yard sales but there was one thing that has been eluding me. The coveted retired cake stand!
Next we spotted this pair of lamps for $3 a piece.
A stack of Traditional Home magazines for $1 that will keep me happy for the next few weeks.
But my most favorite find of the morning was this sweet tray for $5.
By the time we left the church it was barely 8:00 and we were gettin' jiggy with it.
On to a nearby town-wide yard sale. Lots of walking and it was very chilly. That's the problem with early yard sale season. Ya never know how to dress. It starts out cold and then warms up quick.
The theme of the day was candles.
Here a candle,
there a candle,
One house in particular was hosted by a family that previously owned a Hallmark Store and was liquidating their entire inventory! I scored big on candles and greeting cards - 12 for $1~ Suh-WEET!
I always love it when I come home with something that was at the top of my "really need" list. Today it was a wreath for my front door. Here she is before I had a chance to hang her.
On the way back to the car, I got this sweet vintage glass perfume bottle for $1.
And a Bag-O-Sunglasses for $2.
All in all it wasn't a bad morning. I left the house with $40 and was able to get my coffee, some baked goods at the church and of course give my Amy girl some spending money. She loves to come with us yardsaling and she's a great little haggler. Got herself a pair of rollerblades for $4.
Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear about your yard sale adventures this weekend. I'm also going to start a Y.S. Party. Let me know what you think!