Friday, April 8, 2011

Thrifty Finds

Nothing screams "Yardsale Season" like me with no make-up on and a fanny-pack filled with ones and loose change strapped to my most glamorous pair of sweats.  It truly is a sight to behold.

With my extra-large Dn'D coffee in hand and an adrenaline rush that would make Iggy Pop on American Idol seem calm, I'm off and running at 0'dark-thirty in the morning.

My BFF and yardsale companion, Denise is always by my side with her list in hand and GPS hooked up as I speed drive from house to house looking for deals.

We got off to a slow start but things quickly picked up when I spotted Lola.  Her owner wanted $15, I got her for $12.
She's my new best friend. Sorry Denise but you just don't have that kind of suction.

I love this sweet wall clock.

For only five bucks I took the chance that it would tick AND tock.  Lucky for me it does.

Here it is in the hallway.

 Not that big, but perfect for that wall.

These next pretties are available on my Etsy.  I got them last weekend at the flea market.

You can read all of my yard-sale advice on my toolbar at the top of my blog.  Just click on Tips.
Until next time!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great clock, Kim! I'm not a garage/yard saler, but sometimes if I see one that has a lot of stuff I will stop. Since I do have a couple of things in mind I'd like to get {mainly furniture pieces} maybe I should pay more attention to these things!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Laughing at your post. Poor Denise. But I hope you and Lola have many good times! Cute clock too, definitely worth the risk.
Lakota x

Blondie's Journal said...

I could always use an extra vacuum cleaner for downstairs...I hate carrying them. Hooray for you! I love the clock, too! Great finds like these are worth getting up early for!

Have a great weekend, Kim!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You found some wonderful deals. Love the clock and the new vacuum is fabulous. Those jars and the mirror are real treasures. Hugs, marty

Marigene said...

Great finds, Kim. I have had that same clock for about 10 years and love it. I just love the the basket full of aqua canning jars...

Dear Sweet Home said...

Great finds! The clock is darling. I am on the lookout for one as well! Rock on with your fanny pack! Have a great weekend~ Kim

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Good fines. I'm glad its that time of year again. Trish

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Thrifty girls unite!

Thanks for stopping by Thrifty Like Me! I love all your thrifty finds...and I get the adrenalin rush to! haha!

I'm following you back :)

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

Goodness, that clock is gorgeous! And for five dollars???!!! And it looks perfect where you put it. Oh, and HAPPY VACCUMMING! ;)

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

Thanks for checking out my blog and following!! :)
I love garage sales and thrifts stores! Looks like you found some really cool stuff, I love those mason jars!!
btw you have a new follower too! :)

adventuresindinner said...

Totally inspired now to scour the neighbourhood. I wonder if you can actually feel the jar envy that I am sending your way right now.

Fab blog! Fab ideas!

AliLilly said...

Popping in for a visit and a follow!! :) I. Am. In. LOVE with that clock!! I love it!!! Heading off the check out your Etsy store! :)

ShantyGirl said...

love how you post, I too name my "finds"........hmmm wonder if that is a syndrome of some sort. Thanks so much for stopping by my place and for your precious comment! I am following you looks like we have alot in common!

Babs said...

Great yardsale finds. I like the ornate frame.

Rettabug said...

Love that clock, Kim!! What a great well as my favorite colored turquoise jars. Score!

I'm your newest follower...I like your style. :-D

Jemsmom said...

That clock is wonderful! My you are giddy over a vacuum! I would only be that giddy over a vacuum if it worked itself! I keep telling Tom I want the Roomba!

I want a picture of the first paragraph, please! That would be classic! Especially with the fanny pack!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

LOVE that super-cool frame! I can't wait to go yard-sale-ing...except it's SNOWING and 34 degrees here!
Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! You got a great deal on the vacuum cleaner.
Have a great weekend.

Richmond Thrifter said...


Wendy said...

Great find, Kim! You always find the best deals! One of these Sat. I am heading your way :)

Darlene said...

I love the clock. I'm always amazed at the great finds you get!!

Melissa Miller said...

Great finds Kim! Love the pretty mirror. :)

CAS said...

I'm sure you look adorable even in your sweats & no makeup. The vision of you and your friend running around looking for treasures in the dark, reminded me of the last time we had a garage sale. It was a neighborhood sale & was scheduled to start at 6am. Of course, people started showing up at 5 & we weren't even completely set up. It was so dark, you couldn't even see the prices on things. Then a couple of people showed up wearing those head lamp/lights (don't know what they're called) & I just burst out laughing. I continued to laugh about that all day. Now I have a clear visual of you and your friend wearing those crazy headlights & skulking around garage sales in the wee dark hours of the morning. However, I am very glad you do since I just found out that I'm the recipient of your Give-Away over At The Picket Fence. I'm so thrilled!