Monday, October 1, 2007

Fall Yard Salin'

It was a brisk & beautiful Fall morning on Saturday & I took off around 7:15 a.m. to hit two neighborhood sales near me. Lots of folks were out browsing, just as I was, looking for those bargains. Here's a few things that I saw along the way, but didn't buy. A pile of pillows just waiting to go to a new home. I don't need pillows, so I passed them by, but I thought they were pretty.

This table had some neat decorative items that caught my eye, but I didn't need any of this either. Candleholder was pretty & if you like Asian, those little figurines were cute.
This slightly beat up table & chairs had a price tag of $50. Not bad at all if you have nothing to eat on. I tell my friends all the time what great bargains there are out there, but I don't usually get anyone who wants to get up early & brave the sales with me. They are missing out on some neat things. I'm going to be on the lookout for an old table to use as my hubby's desk. We have an extra bedroom that is his office & he said he'd like to have a large table in there, instead of a regular desk, so that's one of the things I'll be looking for a good deal on. I'll find it, you can bet on that!
This rocker was already sold. I think it said $5.00 on the pricetag, but that's really hard to believe. Blue/white pices & side tables. I think these tables were $10 each.
This chair & ottoman was $100. Not too bad shape either.
These mirrors were $2.00 each. They are plastic frames, but could probably be painted to look better.
An old vintage lamp. I didn't get the price on this, but it was a pretty shape.
More old lamps & older things from a nice little lady.
And this pretty wrought iron glass-top table & chairs was $75 from the same lady. That was a steal for this. It was really very pretty detail & would be perfect on a patio. I just don't need it right now.
You are going to pass out when I tell you that this old trunk was $20. Again, no room for more things like this. It was pretty old, as I opened it & looked inside.
Lots of hardback books.
OK, so what did I buy this week, you ask? My hubby had told me if I ran into an espresso maker, he'd like to have one, so today was the day. This Krup's machine was $5. He loves coffee, so this will add some extra caffiene jolts to his day.
These curly sticks were 50 cents. They were originally from Pier One. I'll find someplace for them.
This old pitcher was 50 cents also. This little lady said her sister had this vase for about 50 years, so it may have a story. It's got felt on the bottom, so I can't tell exactly how old it is. It will go with my ironstone collection.
And this sweet little planter was free. I stopped by one little sale & this was marked at 25 cents. Since I didn't have any change, she gave it to me. Another cute piece for my white collection.
All these natural items were $1.00. I have some grand plans for Christmas decorating this year, using lots more natural elements in my decor. I will be sure & share all my fun with you as I'm planning this. I see some metallic spray paint in my future.
These 2 candleholders were $4.00 for the pair. They are sort of a pewter look to them & I loved the beaded design. I may do some embellishing on these too for Christmas. The candles smell yummy too.
I can't ever pass up these armillaries. I just love the shape of them. This little guy was $2.
And you know how much I love black/white things. Another cute top for $1.00.

That was my fun Saturday outing. Thank y'all so much for playing on my giveaway. That was so much fun & I enjoyed reading each and every comment from all of you. Guess I've kept your interest this long, so here's to 100 more!

Mimi G! I'm still waiting to hear from you, so please email me ASAP on your prize choices out of the shop.

This is the official notice that I am doing a HUGE closeout in the shop & everything is 1/2 price starting today, so ya'll get over there & shop. As soon as I hear from MimiG, I'll get her things put away, so she needs to choose 2 things first. I need to move all this inventory out in hopes that I can do the shop again in the Spring. Thanks for supporting me this summer! It was a lot of fun doing the shop too. I've already gotten a few emails from some of you wanting to buy, so I will give Mimi until the end of today to get back to me. These items will be on a first come, first serve basis, so get to shopping! The ladies who have already emailed me will be first in line.

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Tammy518 said...

Great finds, as usual, Rhoda! You find the cutest clothes too. Too bad I don't live near you, or I'd brave the early time to go out yard-saling with you:) You definitely run across some great stuff.

Have a good week!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh girl I have never seen such nice things and great prices. I would have had a uhaul. Unlike you I can't pass it up even if I don't need it! I love that trunk.Glad you had a great Saturday.

Michelle said...

As usual, love your yard sale posts and pictures, Rhoda! It's amazing that you find such wonderful sales!

Thanks again for your generosity with your giveaway. How sweet of you.

Have a great week, girl!

ValleyGirl said...

You're so lucky to live in a climate where yard sales abound even in fall. Up here, it's pretty much just May and June. If I lived down there, you can bet you'd have a sale-ing buddy at 7:15 in the morning!!!! I would LOVE to come with you!

Deserae said...

You really do find the best stuff at yard sales I swear!!! If we ever get this house done I can't wait to start going to yard sales again.... I miss finding all those great treasures!!! Happy October :o)
~Des

Wanda said...

No wonder I never find armillaries. You've beaten me to them! I want one for $2.00. Whine, whine.

I've given you an award for being so kind. You may have gotten it before, but if you have, you're getting it again. Check out today's blog.

Love the new signature, by the way. I've been thinking of doing something like that, but couldn't come up with anything as pretty as you have.

the feathered nest said...

Goodness, I so need that patio table and chairs!!! I just can't get up that early on a weekend after getting up at 6am all week. I don't know how you do it! You really have the best yard sales. Are the thrift stores just as good?

Manuela

Maureen said...

You are the yard sale QUEEN! One day I will make the 'rounds with you- maybe next visit! You always find the good stuff!!!!

Ginger said...

WOW! What a deal on the espresso maker.That hard for me to decide the difference between what I WANT and what I NEED expecialy when the prices are so great.
Thank-you for sharing.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Wish I would have known you needed an Espresso machine. I think we have 2 of them! If I lived closer I'd get up and go with ya. I'm up anyway. Might as well be shopping.

Love,
Julie

Rosemary said...

Rhoda,
You did a great shopping job as usual. Love what you got. I have a curly willow growing in my yard. I cut that curly stuff off if I need it. Come on over and get some anytime.
Rosemary

Julie said...

Most of the yard sales I go to have things that should go into the garbage! You must have a really good area.

Sorry I missed your give-away. I have been going like crazy lately and was out of town Friday/Saturday.

Jen r. said...

OMG! Love those mirrors! I wish I could find those around here!

30 something said...

Just wondering if you would be willing to sale the pewter looking candle holder set? I have some pieces that match this and would love the set. Please let me know if you would be willing and for what amount. I check your blog all the time and just love what you do. You have inspired me many times!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

30 something, I just sent you an email. I'll sell them, since you're interested. Now, that doesn't always happen when you girls want to buy my yardsale finds. Sometimes I want to hang onto them, but I'm sure I can find more candleholders out there, I was going to use them for Christmas anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

Rhoda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I wish I could have been with you for these sales, I would have scooped up that table in a heart beat! What great finds indeed :)

rpm said...

I just had to leave a comment today (I stop by your blog a lot) but I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy seeing your yard sale finds. I can't seem to get up early enough to do it myself but you are inspiring me to get out there and do it. I also really enjoyed seeing the catering event you went to and how they decorated the tables. Your home is beautiful!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I would have bought that wood table and chairs! I've been looking for a great deal like that so I can paint them white! I also would have bought those mirrors to paint white to add to my collection! I wish I lived in your neighborhood! You have the best yard sales!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Gee Rhonda, I wish I lived closer. I would love to haul it out of bed early to go garage saleing with you!! LOL. I would have grabbed up those mirrors and repainted them black and taken that wrought iron glass table and chairs too!!

So funny, I just purchased an espresso maker just last weekend at a garage sale.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Great finds, you yard sale princess!

I especially like that pitcher!

Congratulations on your 100th post if I forgot to say it earlier!

Abbie said...

Thanks for sharing, this helps me weed out the rubbish finds from the great finds. You have a good eye for good things.
Going to visit your shop now.

deputyswife said...

Good grief! That rocker and trunk! Oh, I would have loved to have had those!

Sandi McBride said...

And there I was wondering just what you HAD bought after I saw what you had turned down...now that wrought iron table and chairs would have come home with me. I used to take my elderly neighbor, Mrs. Chandler Eddins, to all the yard sales on Saturday mornings I didn't have to work. She loved them. She passed away 2 years ago this month and I still miss her. You picked up some very pretty things, lucky girl!

Felicia said...

Fall yard saling is the best. Nice crisp mornings and lots of treasures to hunt down!

Deb said...

Great finds ~ I think your $5.00 espresso maker was the best deal of the weekend :-}

willzmom said...

Rhoda-I almost fell of my chair when I saw that ironstone pitcher!! Oh my, what a great find. I'm just starting a little ironstone collection-I mostly look for plates or platters but that pitcher is gorgeous.

PAT said...

WOW, Rhoda, what a great sale!! How great it would be to spend time in Birmingham going to yard sales!

Pat

Mary said...

Wow, what lovely things, and great prices! I love the little pitcher you bought, and the armillary sphere, too!

Glad you had such a good time!
Mary

Cheri said...

I would definitely go yard-saling with you! Looks like the south has great finds like I used to find in the east. Here in the midwest...not so good. But I keep trying.

Abby said...

i love yard sales!!! those pillows are awesome!!! i need to go yard-sale-ing one saturday to find some things to decorate my room with..

and your coffee purchase--definitely would have been at the top of my list as well. my dad got my mom a cappuccino machine for christmas last year...it's GREAT!!!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great finds!!! love the mirrors and the candle holders!!

Jacki said...

Rhoda, I just love the pics on your banner. Are these pics of your home? My favorite is the one that's top center with all the cute things (esp. bunnies)on a table. Every time I come to your blog I have to take a minute to look at that!
Jacki

Cre8Tiva said...

thanks for the look at te goodies you found...it mst have been hard to pass some of the by...blessings, rebecca

joan said...

Such nice things for good prices. So sorry I missed your giveaway while I was gone, it looked really nice.

OldBagNewTricks said...

I so enjoy going yardsaling with you -- I pass up quite a bit too -- no room, no time. Lots of fun to look, though. Thanks.

Jenny

Carrie said...

What nice finds your photos reveal. Sure wish I could have gone along.
Hope you keep finding nice stuff!

Joy said...

Ooooh, I love yard sale finds! Great post! :)
Joy