Saturday, April 19, 2008

THE Yard Sales that keep you coming back...

Almost every Saturday morning, I wake up at the crack of dawn and head out to the yard sales & local flea market. Being in a small town, I often come back home empty handed. There just isn't much to find, or the stuff is not so great! But it seems like, about once a year, I have a Saturday yard sale experience that will just blow your socks off! Treasures are everywhere, and I get to them before someone else does! LOL! These are the Yard Sale Days that keep you coming back...drive you to get up each Saturday morning...to capture the high and excitement of that great BARGAIN day, you are sure is going to be THAT day! And if it isn't, oh well, there is always next Saturday!


TODAY was that day! I was on such a roll, my Hardees Biscuit had to be put off! I was on a mission, finding something at each yard sale! I was pretty proud of the junk I brought home today! "smiles"



The Strawberry Basket was $1.25!!!
The lady told me that her brother's grandmother-in-law had used it to pick her strawberries with.
The handle is a tree branch & the side handles are handcarved wood!
The quart baskets and dirt were free! LOL!
I'm not sure what I will do with it, but I just loved it...and who sells something like this with so much history???

The tongs were 10 CENT!!!

The old metal beige trash can is in great shape, purchased for a whole 25 cents! The inside is GOLD.

The pyrex and metal pans were 25 cents each, too! I was pretty excited to find the pyrex dish! I had broken mine this size, before Christmas, and refused to buy a new one...I knew one would pop up at a yard sale!

And then there is the Maxine cookie jar by J. Wagner....in perfect condition! It really doesn't go with my rooster & fruit kitchen decor, but maybe I can use it in my pantry. It is sure to bring a smile when I open the door and there she sits...full of cookies, no doubt! Oh, she was $4.00, I believe!


Another view of Maxine!

The serving set was $8.00, probably a little high, but it was really nice...and new! The pieces are really beautiful! Plus, I found it at the Relay For Life yard sale, and all the proceeds were going to the American Cancer Society! I was feeling a little generous for such a good cause! :)

Sally Huss Tote/Bag...only $3.00! The lady said she never used it, so I guess that qualifies as Brand New! I just loved the colors and I love Sally Huss designs...so cheerful & bright!

The little glass bowls were 25 cents a piece! They come is so handy and had no chips!

I just loved the little stocking taper holders! I included another picture just to show them off a little better! LOL! They were new and were only $2.00!



And last but not least, my rooster platter...$4.00, New in the box! Now this WILL find a home in my kitchen!

Well, I'm off to load the dishwasher with my "stuff"...and scour them with hot water & soap! I try to never think where this stuff may have been or what it may have been through, especially if the price is right! LOL!



Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far! ~Rhonda






11 comments:

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Holy Moly Rhonda! You did Fantastic on your "junking" trip today! I love the strawberry basket, can you imagine the sweet little old lady who used it? Love the rooster platter, the serving set (always comes in handy!) the adorable cookie jar and those cute candleholders. Plus the little bowls & pyrex that you so needed! Geez! i never find anything close to what you got today! :) I was also scrolling down a bit to read your other posts and something made me gasp! I LOVE that footstool! That and the mirror would be something I would be jumping up and down over in the store! Just beautiful! and lucky you that your hubby told you to "take your time" while he snoozed. wow! Sounds like a perfect day to me! :)

Thanks so much for stopping over at my little blog! Now I know where to find you! I am going to do a little browsing through your pages now...you might hear another peep out of me somewhere else on here! Have a great weekend! ~ Laurie

Jaderocks said...

What a jackpot of a day you had at the yard sales. How could someone get rid of that strawberry basket it was so cool. I think you did great with all of your purchases. I really liked the rooster platter too. I'm sure I will be showing more Jadite little by little so I do not look like the crazy Jadite lady. hahaha

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You gotta lotta good loot there!! I want to go shopping with you! But then we might have a tug-of-war over some of the things!!

You asked about Beth Moore bible studies, we haven't done any, but my daughter does them a lot, and she give me her books.

My group is now doing Stormie Omartian's book "The Power of a Praying Woman." It's great!

Katherine

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, gf! Thanks for adopting me! lol I'm so.. jealous. I want that strawberry basket. It's so.. cool! I love to go pick fresh strawberries. That rooster platter is really nice too. I love roosters. Have a great night! Terrie

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Well I would say that your day was definitely a success. I love the Maxine cookie jar. That will certainly add a little whimsy.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Kathy said...

Yikes, you DID make some great finds today! Love your bargains! Have a great Sunday too!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Tammy said...

Wow, Rhonda you did find some fun treasures. Lucky! I too love a good hunt. Yard sales are so much fun. No flea markets here but I do miss them so.

Happy hunting!
~Tammy

Rue said...

Hi Rhonda :)

You found some great things!! My favorite has to be the strawberry basket. How cute is that?!

Have a great Sunday!
hugs,
rue

LBP said...

Hello Rhonda! Just stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed reading it. I too am a yard sale junkie. Friday I went to the local school PTA yardsale and bought a pair of "brand new" in the box ice skates from 1965. The mailing label is still on them.

I have no idea what I will do with them as I live in SW Virginia and it nevers gets cold enough to be able to skate on any ponds! LOL

Blessings

Linda

Charli and me said...

I love that Maxine cookie jar. It is so cool! Happy birthday.

justabeachkat said...

I haven't been by in days so it's been fun reading all of your posts I've missed.

Great find! I love, love, love Maxine so I'm envious of your new cookie jar. So cute!

Hugs!
Kat