Friday, April 10, 2009

Yardsale Saturday Treasures



I've got some fun yardsale things to share with you today, but before we get started on that, here's a bit of news from Birmingham. If you live here, you might want to listen up on this one. I wrote a blog post just over a year ago about a wonderful shop in Homewood called The Brown House. Charles, the owner of the shop just emailed me thanking me for my post and telling me that he has decided to close the shop and everything is on clearance for 30-80% off! Well, you know how I love a sale. He wrote specifically to tell me about the white English ironstone that I featured on my blog and thought I might like to know. So, today I'll be stopping by The Brown House for a look-see. And I just knew that some of you Birmingham girls would like to check it out too. Hope you will get by there and see The Brown House before he closes the doors as it's well worth seeing!



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Well, the yardsale season is starting out great, once again. It seems I’m never disappointed. One recent Saturday, the sales were abundant and I really got some great stuff. Got several things from my blog friend, the one I did the dish swap with and she had so many great things (thanks, Carol!), I just had to bring home more. These Pottery Barn candlesticks were $1 each. How can you leave behind something this pretty for so little $$? They are glass and nice and tall.

Old frame

Old chippy wood frame was also $1.

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I decided to add it to another old frame I had up here already and lean it on top of my antique mirror.

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And I quite like it up there.

Aqua vase

Aqua vase was $2

Aqua throw

Aqua throw, perfect for the beachy guestroom was $5.

Aqua ball

2 aqua/brown balls were 25 cents each.

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I hit 2 neighborhood sales on the same day and found this birdbath at one house for $4. I love garden things and this one was too cute to pass up.

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This solid wood little side table was $5. Someone really had no vision with this one, maybe it came from a little girl’s room, but PINK?! I’m going to change this out in my beachy guestroom for a side table since the other one in there is not as nice as this one. This one is chunkier and has more character. Anyone local want to buy the old table? I’ll give you a deal.

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One can of Krylon (from Walmart) Blue Ocean Breeze later, and it’s ready to go back to the beachy guestroom.

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Here’s the old table in case you’re interested. It’s cute too!

Birdhouse

Birdhouse for 50 cents.

Vase & pear

White pitcher for $1.

White pear

White Pear 50 cents.

Napkins

Set of 6 nice cloth napkins for $2.

Necklace

And a pretty shell necklace for $1.

Not bad at all. I just love shopping this way, but I do have to slow it down on bringing more home! Did you find any treasures lately?

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the giveaway on my Review Blog! it will be going on until next Wednesday and you don’t want to miss it.

And head over to Alchemy Fine Living for a fun giveaway too. She has some great handmade items up for grabs.

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Mary said...

Rhoda, I wish I did half as well as you! The bird bath was a steal! You found some great things once again! Mary

Betty said...

Fantastic buys! Keep up the good work....Betty

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Girl, you always hit the jackpot with your yard-saling!
It saddens me that so many family-owned businesses are going under.
Have a blessed Easter!

kathi said...

You did good girl! I've been finding good stuff too. Love that little bird house - can I buy it from you? I actually like the pink table, but I like what you did with it better! I'll be at the Brown House on Saturday morning! I'm meeting someone from Craiglist to pick up a bedskirt I'm going to use for my "new" living room drapes! Can't wait to see what's "in store" at Brown's!

Anonymous said...

It's timee like this that I wish I could twitch my nose like Samantha swoop in and grab your little table...slip into Brown's and still be home in time for dinner !!! :)

Happy Easter Rhoda,
xo Kathy :)

Hilary said...

wow, you did well!!! I love all of it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow! You did good!!!! :)I especially love the makeover on the pink table...awesome. I've never used spray paint on a piece of furniture. How many coats did you have to do with that one can?

Kelly Bergsing said...

You found such pretty lovelies!! I haven't gotten to start looking at the yard sales here yet, but you have really motivated me!! :)

Stacey said...

I am simply going to have to start going to garage sales!

Kammy said...

I am so ready for Garage Sale season !~ you scored !!! Hugs~ Kammy

Lamp Tramp said...

Great finds, Rhoda! Love the table.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have the very same candlesticks from pottery barn. Let me know if you don't have a place for those!

I can't believe how you find these things!
~on the other hand layzing in my bed on Saturday mornings isn't as productive.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhoda,
You did get some great buys...everything looks so classy and just like new. Love the new table!

Thanks for sharing,
Diane

The 5 Bickies said...

Your yard sales are great and CHEAP! I love everything you found.

Sandra Schwab said...

Ooooh, Rhoda, those are great buys. I think I have to move to the USA after all, if only for the yard sales. ;-)

Have a lovely Easter weekend!

Cheers,
the German gal

Daisy Cottage said...

Great finds Rhoda! And I know they are happy to go home with YOU!!

I hope you and Peter have a wonderful Easter!

Love,
Me

Carrie said...

I love, love, love your many finds. How I wish I lived in Alabama so we could yard sale together. Clearly I could learn a few things from you!!!

Deb said...

Great buys! love the little bird house, and the chipped frame looks great!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You did great at the yard sales, I never have good luck with them, I am jealous...

Living with Lindsay said...

I am so drooling over your new chippy frame. Gorgeous!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Girl!

I recall the Brown House as the place that you and I and Sandi went to and it was closed? I am going to get by there! Also,do you know that the Royal Standard closed? So sad!!! The day I was sith you was my first time there. Newly discovered for me. I hate that!I too collect ironstone so will have to take a look!

I posted today on my blog about your giveaway. Its a good giveaway, Rhoda.

You did awesome with your garage sales! I am going to have one soon. I have all my stuff....now gotta pick a date. I LOVE the old frame you found. It is fabulous and looks great on the mirror.

Hope you are good! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, Rhoda.

Oh, Ps- You should link this post next Thursday to my thrifty thursday carnival. I would love to have you! And it is perfect!

Continual blessings.
Leigh

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Girl - SUCH AWESOME FINDS!! I love the chunky frame. I am looking for one like that to paint white and hang in my girls room. Fun, Fun..so wish we could go together, but we may fight for things since we have the same taste...hee hee

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW! That was one heck of a garage sale!!! GREAT finds!!!

m ^..^

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful finds! That white pitcher would be just perfect with a big bouquet of flowers. Or, I supposed, you could actually use it for it's intended purpose but who does that?

:)

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness you find some fabulous things!!! I haven't been to any sales lately. They are starting up though now so I am thinking I need to go....

Have a great day!♥

Lou Cinda said...

Rhoda: I am going to have to drive to B'ham and shadow you on some of these yard sales! Everything you find is wonderful!! Love the table and it looks so pretty blue!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

marty39 said...

Wow, what great finds. You did good. I love all the things you found, especially the table, pitcher and pear. They are all so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Kaysha Patel said...

Rhoda - Where are all these awesome yard sales??? You always find the best stuff! Whenever I go to yard sales, it all junk!!

Lisa said...

WOW, WHERE DO YOU LIVE ANYWAY!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You always seem to find great stuff! Do you have any certain strategy when choosing which garage sales to attend?? I have been trying to look up the home value and if it is over $200,000 then I go to it. I may be missing alot of good stuff at the other homes though.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! Great things for little money.
Glenda

Fenima said...

Your the best at yard selling finds, I love all you got especially that $5 pink side table.

Susan said...

I wish our garage sales were going like that. Living in northern Illinois it's still a little cold! You have got some great stuff for the money!

Jenny said...

Great finds! I love that table you painted.

Joanna said...

What great finds...Oh I would so go, but we of course don't live there anymore. I don't have one piece of those white dishes and would love to! Oh well, maybe I'll get lucky one of these days!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

WOW WOW, I am hoping to find half as much great stuff when our yardsales start up here soon. Great prices too! Lucky you!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, you know, I do not think our garage sales start this early around here! We never have as many neat things at sales. But, since I am in a new area, I'm going to hold out hope that THIS area will be different, even though I am still in the NW!

Easter Blessings,
Melissa

Sares said...

Love Love Love the wood picture frame. The little pink-blue table is adorable too. I'm going to add myself to your followers list because you have such interesting things to share and beautiful things to look at and dream about. Have a great weekend!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Wow! I can only HOPE to find treasures like these!!! I wish I lived close, I am looking for a small bedside table for my daughters room.

Thanks for sharing!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

What amazing finds! I guess it is time to go yard sailing again!!

Enjoy your Easter weekend!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Kathysue said...

Rhoda you have a discerning eye and have found some real beauties, I love the bird bath and what a deal.Kathysue

Reese & Marie said...

Not only did you find amazing things.. you got them for an amazing price! That frame for $1??? That pink table for $5??? Be still my beating heart. California garage/yard sales just can't compete. Sigh.

Helen said...

Fell in love with so many of your photos, I can't even choose a favorite! Maybe the glass candle holders ........ Happy Easter.

Melissa and Cas said...

I am a Birmingham native! I live right outside of Auburn now. I hope I have as good of luck "yard selling" as you do. I wrote about you in one of my post's today. You give me such great idea's! Thanks

Melissa

susan said...

You put us to shame!! What great finds--I thinkeverybody keeps their good stuff here :) Happy Easter!

Linda said...

You never cease to amaze me! If I am ever in Birmingham during yard sale season I am so going to get a hold of you and make you take me with you. :) Great finds.
Hope you have a Happy Easter!
Linda

Glenda said...

I am a sucker for old frames chippy and all. I love the one you got. Only $1- hard to believe. I found one at the Antique Fair and paid $25-. You are lucky. Love how you displayed it too.

Ciao

Linda/"Mom" said...

* DEAREST RHODA~ Well, looks like WE'LL SOON BE NEIGHBORS, girlfriend!!! Yep, for sure!!!~~~ I've gotta get OUT of the Tucson area... I used to LOVE garage sales & flea markets (especially in EUrope!), but NEVER go anymore because here, in the TUCSON AREA, the only thing one finds are THE FLEAS!!!! Sooooo, when I/we (and the moving trucks) arrive, MY JIM can take care of things, while I take US out to lunch n' flea marketing, ok????? THANKS for sharing these FINDS!!!!!! Hugs, Linda/ "RMS "Mom...", as you know!)

leilani said...

What treasures!

Sure can tell you don't live in earthquake country. I saw the pic of the frames propped on top of the mirror and I gasped. Knee jerk reaction. I love the look though.

HeathahLee said...

Wow, you did great, girl! Love it all! Especially the table.

Christine said...

Great buys, wish I lived near you I love your "old" table and thanks for sharing the name of the paint. I'm off to Wallworld to buy the spray paint.

Thanks for sharing.

Runner Mom said...

I REALLY need that birdbath!! Your finds are amazing! Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Susan

Trailer Trash said...

What great finds. I really LOVE the chippy old frame!

xoxo
trailer trash

Amber said...

Great finds girl!! I love having a great yard sale day. And you most certainly had one!

Sandra said...

Wow! Awesome deals! I really like the white pitcher and the pear. Very pretty!
Sincerely,
Sandra

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I so wish I would have been shopping with you! What fun! Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Rhoda -
Wow, did you ever find some treasures! I love the birdbath. I need to replace the one I found years ago at a garage sale so I'm hoping I'll find one this year. And each of your finds was just too good to pass up. Thanks for your help finding my WLW - my 'lost' post is up and running today!
~Adrienne~

Rebekah said...

What a haul!

Chris said...

Rhoda, you hit the jackpot! That table! That frame! Love it all.

Mama Freemans' cafe' said...

O. K. thats it I am pumped to hit some sales this spring. quite the haul.Thanks for taking pictures I love to dream about the cool things I see! Happy Easter

Barbara said...

Well now I can't wait for yard sale season to start here in NY, what fabulous treasures and great prices you found!

Jessica said...

You always find such great stuff! The table was a steal and it came out perfect!

justabeachkat said...

Tis the yardsale season, right?! I know you're a happy girl.

I've been a bad blog friend lately. Shame on me, but life has been crazy, but in a good way. I've had fun catching up with you though.

Happy Easter too you and your family.

Hugs!
Kat

Rose said...

You are the undisputed QUEEN, Rhoda! All fabulous finds and great prices. My personal faves are the throw ($5) and the birdbath ($4). I'd love to find those items at those prices. The white pitcher is stunning!

OKGardners said...

Happy Easter to you and yours!

I love your recent "finds" and love to go thrifting recently. Thanks for getting me addicted. ;-)

Betty in Oklahoma

Jennifer said...

sad to hear about The Brown House! but thanks for letting us know about the sale, I'll have to stop in.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That's it...I'm coming to B-ham! ;-) Can I fly home coach with a birdbath on my lap? Hmmm...

Wow. You're hitting GOOD sales. I think I love the chippy frame -- especially the home you found for it -- most!

Still too cold here for yard sales. It was 27 degrees (!!!) when I woke up to walk the dog today.

Michelle Bebe said...

well i guess i have to go yard sale shopping now! WOW! I can't believe all that stuff!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my stars! I am greeeen with envy! Garage sale season hasn't even started here yet and I NEVER find things priced like that. Wonderful. I loved the white pitcher and the tole tray over your fireplace, by the way! :-)

Blessings,
Spencer