Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yard Sale Saturday

One of South Jersey's most beautiful old Victorian towns, Collingswood, held it's annual town-wide yard sale Saturday with over 180 homes participating.  Not only was it fun to snatch up some great bargains, but I also got to appreciate the history and architecture of these gorgeous old homes.  So it was a win-win!

Here's a sampling of what I came home with.


A large wall medallion for $3, which later fell on my foot when I opened the back door of my car and it came crashing down.  I suffered for that later.


Three gift bags for $1 and two sets of crystal doorknobs from Restoration Hardware for $1 a pair.




Loved this traditional style wall shelf.  I will use it for my staging business.



Old copper planter for a quarter.


Glass honey jar, also a quarter.


I bought these three books from the 1800's from a book dealer who was selling off his inventory.  He sold me all 3 for $1.  I will add them to my antique book collection.  These even had the tissue still in tact!


Brand new flatware service for 4 for only $3.  How can you NOT buy it??


A wire basket for $3.



This beautiful wooden box is very big and very heavy.  It was sold to me for only $1.  I will also use this for my staging.


Stacy and I spotted this antique drum table and decided how high we would go before even getting out of the car.  I hate discussing these things in front of the seller.  We agreed on $10.  Prepared to negotiate, we asked the seller what she was asking for it and she said "five dollars?".  SOLD!!!!  It is a little damaged on the leather top, but will still make a great piece for someone.

I got some new pieces for my patio including this wire plant holder for $1.


I cleaned her up and sprayed her red to match the rest of my outdoor decor.

These clay pots were a quarter a piece.  I bought 2 to go on my new plant holder.




I added the yellow flowers from Home Depot later for a pop of color.  

Here's the result.




I'm linking this post up to the following fabulous partays!  Thanks to these gals for being the Hostesses with the Mostestes.

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

40 comments:

Kimberly said...

what will you do with the medallion? I love the large wooden box. I would have taken that! you do staging?

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
Wow, oh wow! You really hit the jack pot! Those are some sales that I would have loved attending! My very favorite is that gorgeous medallion! So sorry about your foot! And that little honey jar is just too cute! Another favorite is that great wooden box. Lucky you for finding such great treasures, at wonderful prices to boot!

Sailing Simply said...

Oh Kim, this sounds like a sale I would be loving! I was immediately attracted to the large wooden painted box but my eyes kept roaming back to the knobs too! LOL! Love all your great deals, especially the $5.00 table! Wow!

Ashley said...

All I have to say is that I am so jealous of all those amazing pieces you got. Seriously everything is to die for!!!

Linda said...

You really got some great deals. I love how the plant stand looks painted red and with those yellow flowers!!

Debbie said...

Holy Moley on the days scores! My Grandmother had a table like that...in fact my Mom has it, and I have always loved it. The books I love...and same with the copper piece...You go girl, you are the queen of all garage sale'n! Thanks for joining in on the party.

Mel said...

I love the drum table. Lot's of wonderful finds, lucky you!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kim, you found some great stuff! I love it all, and that table for $5, wow, what a deal.

Your comment about hoarding made me laugh out loud. I know, it would be so easy, but when I go in houses like that, I'm determined not to EVER get that bad about bringing stuff home.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

180 homes is my idea of garage sale heaven! You got some great things and at remarkable prices.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I need to go shopping with you. You can't beat the price on the drum table.
Have a great week.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love how you arranged your flower pots on that beautiful plant stand with the wicker chair next to it. It looks so inviting. I have to say I love that honey pot too.

Jemsmom said...

I am in love with those old books. You found some great things!

Jennifer said...

you hit the jackpot this weekend!!! I love everything!

kim said...

Wow, you really did spectacular. I would love to find a sale like that. That copper pot for a quarter is unreal. Love the little table, too.

Anna said...

great deal on that table! I've seen similar ones for at least $50

Country Dreaming said...

You have an eye for great deals!
Looks like a lot of fun stuff/ Love the copper planter, the wire rack and the table.
Keep us posted as to what you've done with everything.

Melinda

Manang Kim said...

Wow your plant holder is really beautiful, just right for your patio. Great shots!! Happy Sunday!


Just cutie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What great finds!! Honestly, you hit the jackpot! Linda

Linda said...

Wonderful finds, Kim! I love the copper planter and the piece you painted for your patio looks just great there!

Charlene Austin said...

Holy Moly! I love it all!

Paula said...

Another week of great finds for you. I can't believe that you got that table for $5...Wow!

Sue said...

Fantastic buys for you! Love the copper pot and the glass honey jar. The decorative wooden box was another steal. Even though the leather top on the table is damaged, it can still be fixed. I plugged a tear on a vintage leather stool and it looks just fine. Absolutely some great finds for you!
:-) Sue

Turley Times said...

$5 for that table?! Holy cow! And that honey jar is too darling for words.

Hannah

Van said...

Such treasure! And I love the paint job for your patio- everything is so beautiful! Cute blog, I'm inspired and I will certainly follow.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! so many pretties! But of course what caught my eye is that table!
my limit is $5.00. I passed up a table similar (with a bad leg) for $10.00!
way to go!
gail

Charlotte said...

Great deal on the table! Love the planter stand after painting!

Ellen said...

Great finds! smiles....

Isaac said...

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Sherrie said...

I love the table $5.00 great price and I love the planter now painted red. Good score. Thanks for joining the parties today. Hope that you have a chance to stop by for a visit.

Traveling Thrifter said...

Great Finds!...the "glass honey jar" is actually a wasp catcher...not sure if you knew that...you hang them where you have your wasp problem and they fly up through the hole in the bottom...they can't find their way back out and well..you know the rest...you just tip it upside down and dump them out! :)

vignette design said...

You found some great finds. I love the copper pot and the old books. Your honey jar is a wasp catcher. You fill it up with honey, they fly in, but can't get out! We use them a lot in the wine country as the wasps are so pesky. You've inspired me to go garage saling!

Christine said...

The table is so great! You really hit the jackpot.

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, look at all of your great finds and at such great deals! Wish I could find some great pieces at great prices like this! Love them all.
Thank you for your sweet comments to me today!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

becca said...

i'm loving that honey pot! i would love to find something like that for my front porch table. great finds!

Low Tide High Style said...

What amazing finds! That beautiful table is a steal at just $5, and I love the medallion, sorry it fell on your foot...ouch!

And thank you so much for posting my latest giveaway in your sidebar!

Kat :)

Terri Smith said...

Miss Kim..you always blow me away with your GREAT FINDS! The real catch of the day was that antique drum table! Good Gracious ALIVE!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Out of all your finds I liked the
antique drum table best. Trish

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Ok since hubby is a beekeeper Im totally drooling over that honey jar and I love the copper pot! Great deals:)
Sarah

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore the old books. So many wonderful treasures.

Pam said...

The classic honey jar and the drum table are both winners. Yeah for a successful day of thrifting! :) Following you now thru Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest. Have a great weekend! Pam @ Sallygoodin