Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gimme a Y! Gimme an A, Gimme an RDSALE & Giveaway News!!!

Last weekend, Yardsale Betty and I braved the heat along with my BFF Denise in search of bargains.
I see tons of crystal decanters at flea markets and yardsales and never get excited about them - they all look the same to me.  But liquor tags are a different story.  I lurve these!  (Who doesn't like a little bling with their Brandy?)  I scored one a while back and then tried to find more on Ebay with no luck - too expensive.

This sale had a box of five mint condition crystal decanters WITH liquor tags!!  I even liked the decanters.

The brass tags are not as valuable as the sterling silver, but I love them anyway.  They are also interchangeable.  You turn them over and they say something different on the other side.

Rye?  Rye not!

My fave - Vodka!

Gin & Tonic would be great in this heat!


Scotch anyone?

All five for $2!!!!  Yippeeee!

At the same sale, Betty scored a series of hardcover books for just $5. 

I also added to my turtle collection with this terra cotta outdoor votive holder for $2.

And had to have this crystal serving bowl for $1.

Rounding out this sale were a couple Christmas items.

Both for $1 a piece.

At the next sale I found a pair of silver candleabras  - $5 for the set. 

Look closely and you'll see my cable modem hidden in the background and an empty picture frame - cause I'm lazy like that.

Not so noticeable from a distance.

And lastly a fern for $2 from an estate sale.  Yes, you heard me right.  I walked out of an estate sale with a $2 smelly fake fern.  

I strongly recommend this product for cleaning fake greenery, especially if you don't know where it's coming from.  

It has a funny odor, but that wears off.  You can pick this up at Michaels or A.C. Moore.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget to enter my CSN Giveaway here  for your chance to win $50 towards the purchase of anything from their online store~ 

For this post I'm linking up to the following parties.  Be sure to pay these lovely hostesses a visit to see more thrifty finds from other savvy bloggers!

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


Nancy's Notes said...

Gads Kim, you all absolutely had a terrific and great day! What amazing finds, the decanters are just awesome and how neat to have the tags on them too! You did good!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You hit the jackpoot didn't those tags on the decanters...

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

WOW! You look like you had lots of fun--thanks for the info on the fake plant cleaner! I usually just wash them in the sink, LOL!
I dunno if this is the best for them or not, but that's what I do :)
Look what I found:
Cool, huh?
What a beautiful dresser!
I love it!
I can't tell you all the ways I "disguise" my electronics!
I didn't even see it till you pointed it out!
Blessings to you as you make your home!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Oh, bother!
Nevermind ;0)

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Well, the link did show up!
I tried deleting my comments, but I can't so you get all of these from me--it's your lucky day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds - especially on the decanters. So hot here, I did not get out looking for sales and I need to have one myself.
Have a great week.

Linda said...

Great finds, Kim! The decanter tags are my favorites!

Sharlotte said...

Hi Kim,
WOW, You had a great day! I love the decanters, looks like the tops are hollow...I've been looking for some just like that. I like to fill them with colored water, they look so pretty with the sun shining through them. I also like your hutch, that is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeanette said...

You really scored with those finds! Love your hutch.

Jennifer said...

Rolling down the street smoking indo,
sippin' on GIN and juice!.
Laid back.
With my mind on my money and my money on my mind!

Excuse my crazy self!!! The Gin sign brought memories back of the lovely Snoop Dogg! haha!

Lovin all your finds!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Love the bottles--can't believe you got them for $2! What a score!!!
Wew are having apearty at Dreaming, come on by!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great decanters and tags, Kim! I never knew about or saw these tags before, but I love the look.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

You did AMAZING! Love it all!
Thank you for saying hi:)
Have a great SUnday!

Mimi said...

Great finds, Kim...the liquor decanters are cool...but my favorite is the Pere Noel.

Wendy said...

Every week you amaze me with your finds! The books are awesome, the kids would love those!
Wishing you a great week!

stephanie said...

You are the queen my friend!!!! You always find the BEST stuff!! Lucky girl!! How are you feeling?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, you always find the best deals. I do believe we can call you a professional yard sale queen. Love those decanters and tags. I have been buying some decanters this year. I love how you have those frames layered on that piece.

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
You really found some great loot! You had better luck than I have these past few weeks. I love the crystal decanters. And the old world santa and wreath are great, too! Hold the scotch, make mine a pina colada, please!! :)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have never seen decanters and tags like that! You got the steal of the year for that price!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Wow Kim I would say you have every reason to do the cheer! You scored big time and I just love the crystal decanters! Wow.... :) Have a great week!

Sailing Simply said...

Hey Kim! What great finds! You really did get a good deal on those decanters! I am very fond of your Santa though as I have a bit of a Santa collection myself. Sure wish I knew about this cleaner sooner, I ended up throwing out a smokey smelly fake plant a few weeks ago that I got at a garage sale. It was smelling up my whole porch. I even washed it several times..Oh well! Hope your doing well!

Kristi said...

Thank you for your sweet words! I LOVE those decanters!! They are in a pattern I collect, it's called "wexford" and I have never seen those!! GREAT catch! I love thrifting, it's one of my favorite things to do!
And congratulations on your baby! When are you due? My boys (they are twins) were 7 1/2 when she was born and they help SO much! You will soon see what a blessing it is! :)

Bette said...

I can't believe i've never looked for those liquor tags. those are beautiful!!

Prior said...

Kim, you did good braving the heat, love the tags... Lezlee

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great finds, Kim! And you want to know how stupid I am? My mother had a few decanters like this, with the tags, and I got rid of them years ago. Of course, now that I am older, I certainly wish I still had them. :(

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love those crystal decanters and the tags!

aimee said...

those are some amazing deals!

misssrobin said...

Looks like you had a great day yard sale-ing.

The decanters are beautiful! And I love the books; I'm a sucker for books.

Sandy said...

I love a good yard sale and those are some fabulous finds!

simplysandi said...

Wow! What great finds! I love the decanters.

Jenn Erickson said...

Sheesh! You scored! Those decanters and the tags are beautiful! I've always had a sneaking suspicion that East coast thrifting is better than on the West coast. Yup, definitely thinking this is the case!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Okay seriously, I'm going yard sale hopping in your neighborhood one of these days. The only things I've found at yardsales in my neck of the woods are smelly old couches and nasty used stuffed animals. What is wrong with people?
I absolutely love your blog. It's apparent that decorating is second nature to you. I wish I had your talent, but it's clear to me that I don't. So if you don't mind I'll be stalking your blog for ideas from here on out.
Congrats on your SITS day. It's wonderful to meet you.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Janet said...

Stopping by from SITS. I know that turtle. He's Partylite isn't he? Which makes him an even better bargain!

Jessica said...

I wish I was patient enough to find such fun stuff.