Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekend Yardsale Treasures

This weekend had our group up and out the door bright and early.  Aside from my daughter Amy (we've dubbed her Yardsale Betty because she likes to wear everything she buys all at one time), I was accompanied by my BFF Denise and thrifting mentor and dear friend Stacy.

Our first stop was a church flea market in Glassboro.  I'll let you in on a little secret that I mentioned here before, whenever a church sale is scheduled to start, always arrive 1/2 hour early.  Even if they won't let you in (they probably will) you can stand in line and be the first one in.  Often times the furniture pieces are all in one area so you can spot the good pieces right away and be the first one to grab it!  In this case, I spotted a gorgeous ornately carved demilune table with matching mirror.  It was being sold as a set for $10!  I snatched it up right away and started making my pile right on top of it!  It eventually went home with Stacy who just moved into a new home and has the room for it.  I'll see if she will send me a picture for a future post!

Here are some of the other treasures we found:

A beautiful Florentine wall shelf that I'm going to add to my Etsy store this week.

A great coffee table book that I will actually enjoy reading!

On our way to the next stop, a Rotary Club Flea Market, we passed another church sale and I purchased this amazing antique mirror, also for my store.

It's alot bigger than it looks.

Love the detail on this piece.

The Rotary sale was a big success for me.  I got these designer pillows for my sofa in the family room I just posted about here.

I got them both for $10.

This sweet night light came home with me for only $1.

She lights up my hallway perfectly.

The same woman sold me a set of red tablecloths for $2.

Don't worry, I promise not to try my hand at another scary tablescape with these! LOL!

Not much else to be found here, so we moved on to a neighborhood yard sale at nearby Wye Oak.

This sweet shelf may appear on my store, but I'm not sure if I can part with it yet.

These vintage billiard balls will definitely be found on my store.  I hate to part with them, but they are a perfect addition to my Etsy goodies.

Now tell me, have you ever seen such beautiful vintage balls???  The colors are just amazing, and I love how the numbers have aged.

Loved this large green serving bowl.  It was a steal for $1.

This adorable little lampshade was only fifty cents.  I may switch it out with the one I have on my kitchen hutch.

I'm always looking for good floral pieces at yardsales.  This fern was gorgeous and its label said Home Interiors, so I know I got a good deal for only $2.

As always I've saved my favorite find of the day for last.  I found this awesome necklace in the bottom of a box of junk jewelry.  It was tarnished a bit, but I asked how much and when the owner said 25 cents, I thought, why not!  Even if it's a piece of junk I'm only out a quarter!  Well, as soon as I walked away I turned that baby around and you guessed it, I spotted those three itty bitty numbers .925 .  SCORE!!!  I came home and pulled out my Wrights Silver Cleaner and polished her right up!  This is her around my neck.

Not a great pic, but the first charm is a small silver heart with CZ chips and the larger heart behind it is marcasite.  I just love this because I can wear it everyday.  Even the chain is real silver!

Not to be forgotten is the vanity set that was on a neighbor's curb this afternoon.

Just needs a little cleaning and she'll be good to go!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be joining the following parties this week.  Be sure to stop by and visit other participants.

Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Yardsalen' Sunday at Debbie Doos
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Twice Owned Tuesday at Creating a House of Grace
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
2nd Time Around Tuesday at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

Thanks to all of these wonderful ladies for hosting such great parties.

There's still time to enter my giveaway.  Go here to enter!


Wendy said...

You did good girl! Love that mirror and you scored on the necklace! I would have a hard time parting with the shelf, too!

kim said...

Love those vintage balls. May have to buy some of those unless I find some. I have only seen new ones at a local flea market. Those old ones would be much better. Great finds. Love that ornate mirror and the pillows are perfect.

The Thrifty Designer said...

You did great! What I love is the furniture and chandeliers stored in your garage - signs of a true thrifter/furniture lover. I'm not sure if I could part with the pretty white shelf either.

Aimee said...

As always, very impressed with your finds. I love the little shelfs and the billard balls. That necklace is quite a steal as well. Glad you had a good yardsale finds day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - nice haul! I passed by a lot of yard sales on Saturday, but was good and kept the car moving. :D
Have a great week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a day you had! You found some great things with great prices. I haven't seen any church sales around me, but maybe I should look into that. Good to know to get there early. You weren't worried about stacking your stuff up and someone coming by and taking from it? I'd probably pay for each thing and bring it to the car and then come back! : )

Kimberly said...

I always look forward to see what you find every week! I love the mirror and a few other things. I will check out your etsy store later in the week.

Nancy's Notes said...

I think I need to go with you sometime! You are the master at finding neat things!


Debbie said...

Kim, I want to go where you go....I just do not score like this!~ You rock...I do think you are the master of great finds! Thanks for linking up to my party, and I hope you have fun visiting a few of the other new gals in town.....they will love you:)

Mimi said...

Kim, looks like you had a great weekend at the sales. My favorite?...that gorgeous mirror!

Stacey said...

There you go again getting some great buys! I love the color of the pool balls. It's all good. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a good weekend! :-) The vintage balls are so fun! Love them.

Paula said...

Great finds! I don't know how you part with them!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

What fun you must have had to find all that. I have had terrible luck for the last 2 weeks. I have been empty handed. This next weekend is crazy busy so not sure if I will find time, but if I do maybe 3rd time is a charm. Glad you did so good. I like the pool balls a bunch.

Kim said...

I am so envious of all your lovely finds. I'll be checking out your etsy store :).

Sue said...

Everything you found was just mah-vah-lous!! Love the curbside vanity find, as well as that mirror and the shelf. I found old pool balls recently, too, and I love the faded colors, as well. Over from Rhoda's party to see your finds.
:-) Sue

Linda said...

Ooh Kim~ great finds! I just LOVE the pool balls, too!!

Tina said...

Kim! you have the treaure finding knack more than anyone else I have ever not 'met'!! I love all of your finds, especially that gorgeous mirror and that vanity setting!! I can't believe that was a curbside find!! AWESOME!!! Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Jennifer said...

wow!!!! I love everything you got!!! I really love the little night light, lamp shade, and your pillows!!! You also gave me inspiration on how to redo the top of my entertainment center with you fantastic deal on your fern.

Take care!

Ann said...

Kim~Looks like you scored this weekend! I have to say, church sales always seem to be the best.
Also, I have the exact nightlight. I purchased mine 3 years ago from Burlington Coat Factory.
Have a wonderful week.
The Tattered Tassel

Country Dreaming said...

Great finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I especially love the vanity and stool!
Super for you.


Apron Thrift Girl said...

Wow, I can't believe that was at the curb. It is beautiful. And those billiard balls. totally jealous. I'll have to check out your store once they are listed. I bet they will sell quickly. Feel free to post your link on my Thrift Share Monday.

Addie said...

Such much pretty vintage thriftiness! I am now a follower.

Charlotte said...

Great finds, especially the vanity set! Church sales are fun and the majority of them will let you in before starting time, but we have one chusrch who will not open the doors until exactly 7:00!

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Linda said...

I really enjoyed my visit with you! Love all your great finds! I am a big thrifter/yard sale gal! I am a new follower!

Sailing Simply said...

Wow! You racked up well! I'm too blown away by the necklace to focus on the rest of your stuff! Great finds! Thanks for the advice on the follower widget, will do!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds!

Diane said...

Those billiard balls are a major score! Love the shelves too. Don't know how I'd part with some of those treasures!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great Find!!!! Thanks for linking up to my Twice Owned Tuesday Party! I can't wait to see what you do with these things!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

That FREE curbside vanity is sooo neat! You have sooo many great treasures and thanks for showing them off at NTT!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love your new to you treasures! That mirror is beautiful!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around.

What is the name of your Etsy store?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I want those balls!
I really do! How much?
They are awesome!

Pamela said...

WOW!!! That is all I can say! Can come junking with you!;)

Patti said...

Great curbside vanity!! And the night light is too cute. Lampshade was also a great deal!!

Last 2 days for a chance to win a lantern from CSN - Stop over to enter ~ patti

Anonymous said...

This week you are my thrifty hero!

I can hardly wait til the next weekend.