A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Friday, August 1, 2008

A yard sale bonanza

I like to yard sale. I cannot start in the morning and go all day, physically my body cannot hold up.
I can hit a few here and there and of course,money does not grow on trees. My husband gives me an allowance, it goes for things like this.(click to enlarge)

I got all of these goodies at ONE sale...most of it is brand new or Vintage, price tags still on it. She gave me a flat rate price of $24.00 .I was so excited. Some will be used for gifts, or giveaways. MY FAVORITE thing in the pile is "IF Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes. I have been looking for that book. The 2nd thing would be the crocheted edge Tea-towels they are waiting to be stitched......it felt like Christmas.
Are you a Yard sale--Thrift shop girl ????


Julie Fink said...

What beautiful buys! I'm not a yard sale or thrift shop person (mostly because of a lack of extra time these days :)!), but my daughters LOVE both . . . my youngest is especially good at finding great things at these sales and she LOVES them!

Abounding Treasures said...


I am most definitely a thrift shop girl, but so far, have never found treasures like these!

You've given me encouragement to keep on looking :o)


Takala said...

Great finds! Everything is so beautiful! I haven't been able to find many good things this year, but I HAVE been a bit busy to shop too ;)

Have a great weekend

TravelinPilgrim said...

I am definitely a yard sale person and I love estate sales the most. It is interesting to see in to the life of the past and sometimes you can get some really neat things. Sometimes estate sales do not produce the best deals, but I like to look anyway! Speaking of yard sales, I hope to hit a couple today while I'm out! :)

Pen of Jen said...

I am too! I wasn't, but as times change I adapt. I have found jeans for the boys for a couple of dollars and pretty blouses for my daughter.

I also spent $8.00 and got 70 canning jars in mint condition!

You have a great eye, I love the find that you got. I haven't seen things like these, boy what a coup!

Tracy said...

WOW! You really struck pay dirt!

Cherish the Home said...

You found some really nice things, good for you!

Cathy said...

What beautiful things you found, Deby! I need to start going to yard sales. I loved the little book too.

One Happy Family said...

WOW! Love the shabby chic pink and white linens. And is that a lamp base???? Hmmm, really pretty. I did my daughters' room in pink and white shabby chic with green accents. (Pink and white toile is my fav) Love this and yes I am a yard sale aholic.
Just don't get to do it much with the kidlets.

Sabine said...

I'm definitely a yard sale/thrift store person. But my hubby isn't. :-( But... my daughter is! :-) She took me to 2 thrift stores a couple of days ago, on her birthday, and we had so much fun! You have found some beautiful things! I am rejoicing with you!

Candy said...

Dear Deby,
As you know I am a thrift and antique person with especially a love of old linens. I love everything you showed here today!!!! YAY for you!!! You will make your home even prettier!
The decal cottage link is
And Shannons site is
and on her blog you will see her etsy/ebay and website shops.


lady jane said...

You found those things at a yard sale?! No way! My goodness gracious you are one fortunate lady, and I'm thankful for you!

Sharon said...

What awesome treasures you found! You hit the jackpot girl! I'm so glad that you got all the things you love!

Hugs, Sharon

Maxine said...

How did you find such a sale as that? Wow. Those are wonderful. It's been a while since the days I used to go yard sales a lot--we don't have good ones in this area any more. It would be too much time and gas to find the good ones. Good for you, though!

theshepherdshouse said...

What pretty things ~ you are blessed to have found all of these treasures at one sale!! I love stopping by the thrift store occasionally!!

I am so happy for you!!

Have a blessed evening,


Paula said...

Dear Deby,
You found so many pretty things and for a great price too. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your pretties.

I love to antique shop, there are not good thrift shops in my area.

Mobunny said...

WOW! What a find! What fun! I buy most of my goodies at sales and thrift stores......the antique store prices are a bit much for me.


Hi Deby,
The name of my blog is...GARAGE SALE GAL...nice to meet you..come visit me, boy could we TALK....WOW, you have some lovely treasures. I went our yesterday and found a couple of things. Tomorrow I'm off to an estate sale and it Sounds Good. I'll post about it Sat/Sun. I think we should shop together :)
Warmly, Deb

Nancy M. said...

Your "sales" look great! What blessings of beautiful things. Yes I find many sweet things for small amounts and thats a blessing for me.

lady jane said...

I'm having a give-a-way. Come over and see. Bless you.

Judi said...

Hi. I definitely shop at garage sales and thrift stores. Your purchases look like the kinds of things that attract my attention too. My husband never thought much of going to yard sales, then I took him to one that had fishing gear for sale. He bought a rod and reel for $10, and later found it listed in a catalog for $165! Now he thinks yard sales are fun, too!

Jordin said...

I'm definitely not a yard sale girl, but if I saw goodies like these at a yard sale, I could quickly become one!

I NEVER find pretty things at yard sales. Maybe because I don't have the patience to dig. :)

A happy heart at home said...

How wonderful! Great job! I am definitely a yard sale/thrift shop girl!

The annual three-day 'rummage' sale is coming up in less than two months at one of the churches in town - my youngest daughter and I will be standing in line waiting for the doors to open! They even have shopping carts like at the grocery store! :)