Saturday, April 25, 2009

A morning full of yard sales!

I finally made myself get out of the bed early this morning to hit some yard sales around the area. The paper was full of them so I had to go check them out! I feel like I hit the jackpot!
I usually only take $20 with me to yard sales. That is my limit. Only once have I found something that I had to have and went to the ATM for more money. That was an old antique quilt made from feed sacks - and he was only asking $30! I had to have it of course!
Well, today started off like most yard sale days. They are hit and miss. For the first hour I found yard sales that had nothing but clothes. UGGH! I hate shopping for clothes anyway so I just bypass them.
Then I hit the jackpot! I found a neighborhood having a Community Yard Sale. The first place I stopped I found this cute wooden sewing box. It is stamped "Made by Singer" on the inside. I loved it! It is going to be great beside my recliner to store my stitching goodies! The next one I came to I found this lamp - it looked pratically brand new! I think it is going to look great in the dining room on the piano! The lady gave me those adorable grapevine hearts too! I am going to find something to do with them!I also picked up a bunch of cute tart burners and candle holders! I found this really neat bench - It was covered with clothes but I seen it hiding under there - waiting for me to come along!
Is this not a great wall hanging? It has a place for pictures on it too! What a neat idea! Can't wait to hang this in my new bedroom (once it is finished!)
Finally I came to every prim lovers dream . . . a yard sale held by another prim lover! She had so many wonderful prim things I bought them all! I cleared the whole table!Love these great pillows! One is made from muslin and homespun and the other is an American Flag tapestry pillow. They look great on the sofa now!
She had a table full of candle holders, wax warmers, and this cute birdhouse night light. How could I resist right?
And finally, this was my FIND OF THE DAY! This is a floor lamp made from wood with these great saltbox houses on the arm. It has wooden pegs which let it slide up and down to adjust it to different heights. I couldn't believe it was sitting there all alone when I got to it. It really wouldn't fit in my car but I hung it out the window! (The things we do when we find a great item right?)
Well I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Prim Hugs ~ Nicole

24 friends had to say:

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

You certainly found some good bargains. I love the sewing box. I found one exactly the same this week in a charity shop (thrift store) and snapped it up quick before they realised that it was worth a lot more than the £4.99 on the price tag.

Granny said...

Your yard sale finds are great, especially that lamp. I love you story about driving home with the lamp sticking out the window.

I would take some strips of homespun and weave through the heart baskets, then hang them on the wall.

Janene said...

WOW! Hit the jackpot you did!
Your sale finds are fantastic! If I was there with you we would of had a fight over quite a few of those items! LOL
I am looking forward to sales around my town...Yours started very early!
Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

You definitely found some great goodies, but my favorite has to be the light with the saltbox houses - too cute!!

Barb said...

Wow you had a great day finding treasures.I love it when I find stuff at yardsales....Barb

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What goodies you found today! Lucky girl! Garage sales haven't got going too much in Michigan yet, but it won't be long... Dawn

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the lamp!!! Great finds and I'd have bought everything at the prim lady's yardsale too!
Rondell

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there Nicole,
I too have one of those boxes that I purchased probably 15-18 years ago and I paid $40 dollars for it..well you gave me some inspiration on how to use it as I have had it under my craft table doing nothing for about 15 years...so I cleaned it out and am going to put my stitching stuff in it and put it next to the couch and when I get the urge to stitch..I will whip it out and it will be fully stocked and ready to go...you found a lot of neat items...if you read my blog today you will see the goodies I found too...we both hit it big..have a wonderful weekend..:)
Gina

Karen said...

Nichole I want to go yard saleing with you!
You got some great things.
Karen

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Nicole,
Wow....you found some great goodies at the year sales. My favorite is the light with the saltbox houses, but I love it all. You did good girl!!!
hugs, Cindy

I Play Outside The Box said...

Love to go to yard sales...and haven't even been yet this spring!! You got some great finds there....love the little bench!

UPON A HILL said...

Great finds!!!!

Farmchick said...

Hi~just stopping in for a visit...trying to catch up! Wow--you had some great finds. Hope you have a great evening.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Glad you found some great stuff! It pays off once in awhile , when it's usually always baby clothes and toys!!
Hope your day is great!
Beth

Artsy Fartsy said...

Good stuff there!! Where in the world have you been, we have missed you at the Market, Berita is worried sick she has been trying to get in touch with you, take care, Janna

Kath said...

Hi Nicole!
It's been FOREVER since I've stopped by, sorry...I get so behind ;)
I just wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's day!!
Have a great weekend.
hugs-Kath

Crows on the Cupola said...

Hey Nicole..
Was just checking out all your great garage sale finds. To hit a sale that another prim lover is having is like the icing on the cake! I am addicted to going to garage sales and can't stop even tho most of the time I come home with what turns out to be another project on the waiting list for me to do! But if I don't go.. I might miss out on that one treasure that I just know I can't live without!
Have nice weekend everyone! Deb:)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I wanna go yard sailing with you! Love the bench!

Farmchick said...

Just stopping it to say hi--hope things are well for you! :)

Merrie. said...

Hey Nicole; I am catching up on my blogs; hope you are all well; say hello to Cain!!! It is finally hOT here I love it! Can't wait to see what else you have been up to. Merrie

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

What wonderful goodies!


P.S. I have just returned to blogging. My name has been changed for safety reasons. Please come visit me to see who I am. And I'd love it if you would add me back to your blog list. Thanks!

The Green Pea said...

Oh! look at all of the treasures, I love yard sales you never know what you will find. Happy hunting! Sandi

Elise said...

Hello, you have such a beautiful blog I just had to leave you a small note to say thank you for sharing it ! You have written some lovely interesting and creative posts, and you have great pictures too. Perfection !

Best wishes....

prashant said...

I love the sewing box. I found one exactly the same this week in a charity shop
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