Saturday, June 5, 2010

Come Sale Away With Me

This morning I got to sleep in..........'til 7:30.  I remember when sleeping in meant getting up at 11:00 a.m.  Okay, I vaguely remember.  That was in college when I would schedule all of my classes in the afternoon and even then I showed up late sometimes.  These days, 7:30 is a rare but welcome treat.  The first yardsale didn't start until 8:00, so I woke up at 7:30 and was out the door by 7:45.  The local vocational school was having their annual flea market and that was our first stop of the day.

My first purchase was this rather large paperweight for $2.

Which quickly found its way onto my Living Room Coffee Table.

Just for a little PIZazz!!

My next purchase was another crystal beauty.  A sweet little Lenox crystal bowl that was still in the box with the certificate of authenticity.  It was sold to me for $1.

How cool is this wooden box?  I don't really think it's that old from the looks of it, but I really like the writing on the front.

Nice, oui?  It was $3.  I'm open to suggestions for where to put it.

On my list for today was some planters for my hanging baskets.  I was lucky to score two for $5 a piece.

My sweet father made this post for our anniversary last year.  My sprinkler was on, explaining the spots on it.  I'm growing Climatis on it and I added the little sunflower container.  I will pick up some coconut liners and hanging baskets at the Home Depot tomorrow after church.

Before moving on, I picked up this cute little tin sleigh for next Christmas.  I think it was $2.

Our next stop was a nearby storage facility that was having a unit sale.  I picked up this plate stand for $3 because it goes with my hutch in the kitchen.

Hard to tell from the pic, but it has a very nice aged patina, like the iron on my hutch.  This is where I put it for now.

Next it was on to a church sale.  Normally I would go the church sale first, but I've been to this one before without much success.  Not this time!  Let's see what I got!

A musical Christmas tin!  I've never seen one like this.  This is the inside of the lid.

Just wind it up and it plays "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas".  Cute for only a buck.

And for those of you who caught my teaser post earlier, here is my Piece de Resistance!

Kim from Savvy Southern Style was the only one who got it right, almost!  She said drop cloth drapery panels.  That's exactly what I've been looking for as part of my next project.  Howeva, when I saw these heavy cotton panels that were exactly the right size, I scooped them up at just $5 for the pair.  It wasn't til I got home and laid them out to take this picture that I saw something that grabbed my attention.

What is that?  Lemme get a closer look.

It's a label, but I still need to get a wee bit closer.....

SHA-ZAAAM!!!!  Cue the Jersey Shore fist pump.

Everything from here on in will be a let big down for you in comparison, but I'm trying to keep this post chronologically correct.

Nothin' left but a few stragglin' yard sales where I picked up a few more goodies before callin it a day.

A Bag-o-Beads for Christmas - $1.

A very large, very fragile wooden bird cage - $2.  I will remove the ivy and then find a new home for it.

A poster of Philadelphia for Mr. Bliss' office,

set of vintage mirrors,

and a Paint By Number kit.
All three items for $5.  I don't recommend buying paint of any kind at a yard sale (who said "duh"!).  I couldn't wait to try my hand at my very new hobby, and the paint was all dried up.

Candles on the other hand, are never a bad idea.  This one was brand new and $3.

Two great decorating books for $1 each which I will read and then decorate a coffee table with!

Vintage Ball jar with galvanized lid for $1.

Butterfly house for $2.

Hanging sweetly, but too high, on my sheppard's hook.  Ya think the butterflies with find it up there?

And lastly, a Claddagh ring for $4.  I'm pretty sure it's 14 k gold, but I'm not positive.  I will give it to Amy as a gift for her Communion ceremony tomorrow.  It's not a First Holy Communion, as we are not Catholic like most people here in New Jersey.  We are Methodist, and Rich and I had the privilege of teaching the celebration of Communion to our church's Sunday School children.  Tomorrow they will each receive Communion in front of the congregation in recognition of their achievement.

Thanks for visiting and staying with me (if you're still here) for this long post.  It was an unusually prosperous day of yardsaling.  I don't usually come home with this many spoils, so I guess you could say I was a little "spoiled" myself today.  I left a couple things out too, dang it!  Well, I'll try to add those pix later.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

I'm linking to the following parties this week:

Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Twice Owned Tuesday at Creating a House of Grace
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Decor Momma
Garage Salen' Sunday at Debbie Doos!

Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You did good. I love the birdcage the best!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds! My favorite is the bird cage also.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

kim said...

Kim, what great finds today. I really thought the drapes looked like drop cloth fabric. Good score on the PB panels.

Nancy said...

I cannot believe all that you found! This was a huge haul and so many great things! Way to go with those pottery barn panels!!!


Jennifer said...

You hit the jack pot girl!!! Watch out SC fist pump coming your way!!! ha! I will try to post my goodies soon. I got a lot of good stuff today!!

Melissa Miller said...

You found some nice stuff! I love the pretty mirrors.

How is Herman doing? He looks a little sad in the photo.

Have a blessed Sunday. ~Melissa

Stacey said...

Kim, way to go girl! You got some great things! Every piece will be perfect when you find the right spot. I've been looking at those Ball jars on Etsy. You got a great buy!

It's so neat that you and Rich are going to be part of the Communion service. Such a special time! We are Methodist the way. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You made quite a haul today and got some great stuff. Pottery Barn drapes...way to go!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I am going to have to live through your garage sales. I haven't had time to go and the few I have managed to stop at have not been worth the time. You got some good stuff.

Country Dreaming said...


I think the box would make a great magazine holder in your family room.

I got some great stuff today--will post later.

Have a great Sunday !

helenabelle said...

Hi Kim~What fantastic treasures! You really scored on the PB curtains.
The Tattered Tassel

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK now I get it you did have a great day! 7:30? lord girl I get up at the crack of 10 every morning! ha


Linda said...

VERY cool finds today. The PB curtains are terrific but I also like the books, butterfly house and ball jar! You really scored!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Wow what wonderful finds, my favorite is the decorating books! That's about the only time I can get up early if there is garage sales, or estate sales to go to, that makes it so much easier to get up! heck if there's a sale I could get up at 5 in the morning!!!

Paula said...

Another great day for you! I'm not sure what I like best!

Becca said...

Hey Kim !! Girl, you crack me UP, and you are too sweet to care about little ol' me. :) Thanks for coming over and visiting my master bedroom redo! As always, you say the sweetest things! And, wow(!), you had a "score" weekend with your recent finds. I love the paperweight and super love the French wooden box (many possibilities with that one)! The birdcage is too ca-ute. I can imagine how much fun you're having finding new homes for all of your "goods"! Thanks for the inspiration ... Hugs, Becca

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! What a haul! You got some great things and at great prices, too. Love the birdcage and the wire baskets. I love that Philadelphia's front doors print; I've seen that online and really liked it.

Debbie said...

WOW Kim...You just keep getting better and better at this. I can't get over all the awesome things you scores. I have to say one of my favorites was the wire hanging whimsy outdoor piece. The pHiladelphia sign for your husbands office will be cool!~ Thanks for linking up to my party.

Charlotte said...

Wowzer! You shop like I do! None of that $10 stuff! You got some great finds, especially the Christmas sleigh! Pop on over to my blog and check out my goodies!

Donna said...

Hi Kim
Oh wow, you scored big time! My favorites are the neat wooden box, and those great wire planters! And I love the gold framed mirrors, too! I envy how not only are you an early riser, but you can get out the door in 15 minutes! :) I am your newest follower!

Cathy said...

Fist pumpin' like champs! Whata score! The panels are wonder you were so excited!

I can't believe all of the other wonderful things you found! The box and plate stand are 2 of my favorites...lucky...lucky you!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

skoots1mom said...

GREAT finds...
i got a few last week too
but haven't made any pics yet
love the RING!

Jemsmom said...

Pottery Barn...$5?!? You have to be kidding me! That is awesome!!! I love the claddaugh ring. What a steal. Great finds this weekend!

Linda said...

You DID get some awesome finds this week, Kim! Just love the hanging baskets, the PB panels!, and lovely claddagh ring (I have one, but paid a lot more than $4!)

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, you found some great the planters, plate stand and birdcage.

raggygirlvintage said...

WOW! You scored big time, great finds. I love that wooden box, it would look great with throws or towels rolled up in it.

Van said...

Oh my, you have so many beautiful finds! I love the paperweight and you got a great deal on the Potter Barn bits!

Donna said...

Hi again, Kim,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, & your sweet comments! This week we are going camping up north, (motor home camping, my tent camping days are over!!). We've been planning the trip in conjunction with city wide garage sales where we will be staying! I can hardly wait! Now I need to look for more gaudy frames to redo :)

Wendy said...

you did good! I am thinking that your yards sales are so much better than ours!! I am really liking those books and mirrors!
Hope your week is off to a good start!

kimmykats said...

I think you had a great day and many wonderful finds. Great score on the curtains! I have been noticing all the drop cloth draperies. Thanks for stopping by kimmykats and if you ever have painting questions or need some help please ask!

Jill said...

Holy cow!~I can't believe the loot you scored! So many cool things for next to nothing! Pottery Barn panels for 5 bucks!? NO WAY!

Jill said...

Holy cow!~I can't believe the loot you scored! So many cool things for next to nothing! Pottery Barn panels for 5 bucks!? NO WAY!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds especially the flea market decor book!

Sheila said...

I love the mirrors and the decorating books!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Wow great finds again. I love finding Pottery Barn items at sales. I love that glass ball too, I know my boys would go crazy over that too (in a bad way, lol)My Twice Owned Party link is up!

Kristin said...

Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by Windy Poplars today and leaving a comment. Yes, from looking around your site and reading your profile, I'd say we ARE kindred spirits! :-) I sure enjoyed looking at your yard sale haul from last week. Love blue mason jars, and great score on the PB panels! I love finding stuff like that. I'm a big yardsaler myself when I have a Saturday free. This past week found me at an auction though, and I had a very nice score there if I do say so myself! I'm sure I'll be posting about it soon... Have a lovely Tuesday! ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

The Working Home Keeper said...

Wow! You absolutely scored! Love, love the crystal bowl and mirrors!

Mary Ellen

Susan said...

I love the bird cage and the musical tin. You did great!!

artteachergirl said...

You did great on your yard sale adventure! Now could ya send that poster of all the doors to GA? It's wonderful!

Isaac said...

It looks like you have a knack for finding stuff in yard sales. Are you ever sorry about getting something? Not because the price or because it is not nice, but rather because you cannot find the right place for it in your house? You can list all your unwanted items for sale online on - it's totally free. No fees, no commissions - you keep all the money.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for showing off all your awesome finds at my NTT finding PB goodies for pennies!


Anonymous said...

You had a super weekend of sales and treasures. My favorite has to be the bird cage. So many possibilities.

sanjeet said...

Nice finds! My favorite is the bird cage also.
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