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.

A sweet little drum table.  See the price?

An adorable little harp chair for three bucks!

And a coordinating accent table.

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!
Does anyone here know CPR???

Next we spotted this pair of lamps for $3 a piece.
Not sure where they're going yet, but had to have 'em.

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,
everywhere a candle,
I almost never pass them up, even if they are slightly used, because they only cost about fifty cents and I love candles!  Girls, never pay full price for these!

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.
Love the vibrant colors.

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!


Aimee said...

Looks like you got a lot of treasures:)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Looks like you hit the yard sale jackpot! I really like the little side table...sooo cute!

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh!! I am coming with you next Sat! You did awesome!! I love the idea of a Y.S. party...I'll be there :)

Nancy said...

Such great deals! I like the two tables the best.


Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous! I love that little dresser. Can you ship it to me in Mexico??

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Kimberly said...

great finds! I'm jealous!

Your Mommy Friend Lori said...

What fantastic finds, well done! So often these little treasures just need a little TLC and they become brand new again and can live a second life. Some of the most interesting conversation pieces we own have come from flea markets!

the vintage wren said...

OMG, what amazing finds I'm loving the tables, and those prices are insane. You had a really great day. My friend and I went to a large yard sale at our local Farmer's Market today, and I found lots of great vintage goodies. Love your blog, Take Care, Carrie


Hubby doesn't like to stop at church I'm going to go have great finds at great prices.
I'll post tomorrow my little treasures.
Deb :)

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, you found the best treasures Kim!! I love that little side cabinet, and your little tray is gorgeous:) We don't have yard sales like that here in my little town, I can tell you! Enjoy your new treasures:) ~ Tina xx

Christy said...

great treasures..i can't believe you got it all for less than $40!
happy sits saturday sharefest

Mimi said...

Wow, you sure hit the mother lode this weekend! Love the cake plate.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WoW!! You really did good!! That is the kind of sale I like to go to. You really got some great bargains. I almost went to an estate sale today, but decided against it, as I need to keep organizing and cleaning out instead of adding more.
Enjoy your weekend.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. You really ROCKED it! That little table is just GREAT! And the wonderfully fun! You made me excited to go out there next weekend. Bring on the bargains!

mother of three fellas said...

Oh My, you found alot of great finds. I love garagesaling! Is that a word? HA! Thanks for visiting my blog.

sissie said...

I am with you on the church sales but unfortunately our church sales here never price their furniture that low. So, good for you for getting such great stuff at low prices.

I love the round table and the sweet side table.


Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, what wonderful things you found! I can't believe those cheap cheap prices you paid for the furniture. I have a little drum table very similar to that one, and your little chair! Oh, and the next table! I'm so proud for you. I'm not jealous one little bit, no I'm not! :)
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Atelier de Charo said...

Greats treasures you find. And look at that prices!!!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Holla, indeed! Those prices are amazing on those furniture pieces! I would have snapped those up myself. You got some great deals here. I'm not much of a yard saler myself {I know, blasphemy}, but then again I never went to Goodwill until I started blogging!

Mandy P said...

Wow! So...why aren't we neighbors??? Dang, you really know how to do it! Talk to me about estate sales...any rules of thumb you recommend? I NEVER find the good stuff for these ridiculous prices!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

My goodness....I don't think you can ever do better than you did today! I will definitely take your advice and hit the church sales. I have recently gone to 2 estate sales and the prices are so high it is crazy. I don't think I am going to waste my time on those anymore.

Linda said...

OH Kim- you scored at those sales- just love all the furniture! And it's awesome when you find something you've been looking for like the great cake stand!! Great finds!!

Country Dreaming said...

Wowza! Great treasures. What are you going to do with all the sunglasses? Can't wait to see what you do with the furniture.


Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I need that drum table for my master bedroom re-do!!
Great fun! I want to yard sale so bad, but we were at the ball fields all day today.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Debbie said...

Dang girl you did good! I would love to hit a yard sale like that! Never have I though.....I can't wait to see what you do with those treasures!~

Cynthia K. said...

Wow!! I'm turning green with envy! Such amazing goodies and prices you paid! How wonderful for you! The round table would be such a thrill for me - unreal prices...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Wow you girls had an awesome day...all those finds! terrific!

Paula said...

You found some great things today, especially at the church yard sale. Are you going to resell the furniture or will you keep it?

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Gold mine!! I never have that kind of luck!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I think I just FAINTED at your finds! I hit yard sales yesterday too. Scored a coffee table with matching end table for ...ready? $5 for BOTH! Upcoming post for sure. I think a YS linky party would be FUN! Especially for YS season.

Louise @ Illume Design said...

are you for real...?? I cant believe you scored all that stuff... for peanuts..!! great work..!! I just love that accent table..

Louise @ Illume Design said...

are you for real...?? I cant believe you scored all that stuff... for peanuts..!! great work..!! I just love that accent table..

Karen said...

Great bargains! I have to start hitting yard sales and church rummage sales too!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Im trying not to cry over that $4 accent table!Its SOOOOOOOOOOO me! And already painted and distressed...agh!! I want to come y.s. in your neighborhood!:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl again you scored BIG time...I love going to yard sales just makes my heart happy to be...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Designs on 47th Street said...

What FUN things you found. Oh how I love the furniture. It's all great. Good for you!

Katie said...

That was an awesome score! So jealous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ahhhh...furnature. I so seldom find anything I want in that line..but I think it is because I am just plumb out room at my home.
That table, the round one and the cake plate...WOW! And the perfume bottle...would have arm wrestled you for that one! :)
Kim, it's the thrill of the hunt.
I got so many neat things this week...and already I am looking forward to next week. :) Can you believe I'm like that? But of course you can!!!

Kate said...

Incredible finds! I love everything! Thanks for sharing.

Quick question: What is the best way to find out where the rummage/yard sales are? The paper? Just curious.