Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yardsale Treasures for the week

I woke up at 6 a.m. eager to get started yardsaling, since the neighborhood sale started at 7...those of you who are yardsale junkies know that you have to get there early! Left the house at 6:30 & arrived with the rest of the earlybirds. Again, I had $20 in my wallet, so had to make the most of it.


At the first stop, I found this cute iron bird tray for $2...it's already rusty, so no need to do anything to it. It will probably stay in the house somewhere & get displayed on a table. I think I need some faux eggs to put in it.


Fitz & Floyd nutcracker Christmas ornament was $1.50...I may resell this on Ebay. Retail sticker on bottom is $35.00.
For some reason, I kept finding nice purses today...I have always had good luck finding purses at yardsales & a lot of mine have come from there. Left to right....Cole Haan black leather/linen purse ($3), Liz Claiborne straw mesh ($2), and Stone Mountain ivory leather ($2)....not bad, 3 nice purses for $7.00, huh??!
The Cole Haan black purse is my favorite! All of them are in mint condition...I just love bargains like this! :)
4 handpainted wine/goblets were $4.00 for all...and they match my kitchen!
International Silver Co. silverplate candelabra...$2.00. New, still in the box...and this is priceless, the wedding card that came with it was in the box too! How funny is that? I guess Tim & Jenny don't like silver, LOL.
Nice wood picture frame with glass, 50 cents...can always use more of these!

Restortion Hardware cream vase for $2.00, sticker on bottom from store, retail was $16.00. Now that's a deal! Hardback book, Nicholas Sparks "At First Sight", which I wanted to read anyway was 25 cents.

Grand total $19.25....my entertainment & enjoyment...priceless!

Now....it's time to start peeling & stickin'!!

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The Feathered Nest said...

Wow, you did really well with only $20! Of course you know I love that iron bird tray. Well that's terrible that Tim & Jenny left the card in the box, at least they could have removed that! That cream vase is gorgeous!

Have fun peelin & stickin!

Manuela

Francie M. said...

Great finds and all within budget..you gotta love that!

The Tattered Nest said...

I am so envious...the sales haven't started here yet, I can't wait to get out! You did really well...take care, Gail thetatterednest@blogspot.com

RealEstateGirl said...

WOW! I need to go yard-saling with YOU!!! You find some great stuff. LOVE the candelabra and the vase, and the wine goblets!!! You got some great things!

it's a Mom thing said...

Great finds! I love the little bird tray. Be sure to post a pic when you decide how you're going to display it. Yard saling is so much fun!

Southern Heart said...

Rhoda, you did good with your sales today! :) I know that you will enjoy the book, and the bird tray is wonderful...I can't wait to see where you use it! I love all of your "found treasures" today!

Tonja said...

Wow! Great treasures! I have a bird tray like the one you found. I think I got it at Anthropologie years ago. I have several trays similar to that and I have used them to serve from for a spring tea or luncheon. I lined them with doilies first,of course. I've also used it filled with moss and tiny colored eggs.

Susie Q said...

Just amazing finds...just wonderful. That bird tray is really special. That candleabra is gorgeous but how sad that Tim and Jenny did not even removed the card. : (
The cream vase is so pretty...well. everything is!
What fun!
Hugs,
Sue

PAT said...

Great finds, Rhoda...

I found a few things at the lake over the weekend...but I don't think I did as well!

Dorothy said...

You did fabulous! I'm partial to the candelabra...but everything else is just as charming! I'd say you did more than great in making that $20 stretch!! :)

Anonymous said...

Girl, you have the best luck at yard sales. Wonderful finds.

I went to one in a very nice neighborhood this week-end and it was all pure junk. The kind of junk I would toss in the trash can.

Hugs,
Judy

The Decorated House said...

You must be so happy that AL has garage sales as good as your old stomping grounds. Love the iron tray.
Hope the floor is going smoothly.

Deb said...

Love yard sales! You found some great bargains. I love the iron bird tray & nutcracker!

linda t said...

Oh my gosh! Rhoda!! What a haul!
Great finds!! No, AWESOME finds!
I would have nabbed those same items!
You must be having such fun playing house with all your "new" toys!!

Daisy Cottage said...

WooHoo! She did it again! Rhoda you need your own show, like Rachel Ray's $40 a Day show... you got great stuff girlie ~ I love it all! The purses are so fun too!
xo,
Kim

Betty said...

Rhode, you had a really great day and so many things that really appeal to me! I'm a handbag junkie...even from a little girl.

The tray with the birds will be so versatile.

The urn is a classic. Great buys....

Christy said...

Looks like you got some nice things...again! You always find some good stuff. I like that little bird tray! I found a frame last weekend too but wouldn't you know when I pulled the price tag off, part of the frame golding went with it. I'm sure I can 'buff' it up though. That's happened quite a few times with other things...wish people would put the tape on the back.

Allison said...

Wow you found a lot of amazing stuff. I really like what you got - you have a great eye for good stuff and bargain prices.

allie from minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

You found some great items Rhoda...and all for under $20.00...that's priceless!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

You are absolutely the queen of garage sales, Rhoda. It's killing me too because it is too early for them here in Indiana and I am not-so-patiently waiting. I hope I'm as lucky as you.

By the way, I love the way your laundry floor turned out.