Sunday, November 2, 2008

Beautiful day for Yard Sale'in....

November is off to a beautiful start.
Yesterday was a sunny 70 degrees,
and the perfect day to hit the yard sales.
So, check out what I found....

The items from the first two pictures all came from my first stop, $8 total.
I thought these would be great pieces for holiday entertaining, especially the the two tiered silver piece, once cleaned up.
The silver piece with the square HEAVY square glass canister is really unique.
The brown ornate "box" piece was brand new, still in the plastic.
Found the glass candlestick holders below, at the flea market....5 for $2.50. They will coordinate well with my candlewick collection.
Kevin collects old store and gas station memorabilia. A guy at the flea market sold me this vintage battery display for $22. It has several little "secret" drawers, and the front lifts up to house the batteries. ....Still has the original cardboard inside, a little dusty, but otherwise in great condition. I was going to save it for Christmas, but I was so excited, that I gave it to him as soon as I walked in the door!


Batteries were quite a bit cheaper then, huh? :)

The piece below was 50 cents. Have no idea what I will do with it, just thought it was interesting. LOL!
I could use it in a Christmas vignette, with a huge Christmas ball nestled on top...
Got any ideas???
The bargains didn't just stop there. Found HEALTHY baskets of pansies at Lowe's for $3.49, on the clearance rack.

A little color for the winter months...

"Previous~week bargain"...Pumpkins for a couple of dollars each...


Well, I am off to get ready for Church....
David has a bowl full of candy from Halloween and a local festival parade yesterday.
Every time pass by, I snitch a piece.
I think I've gained 10 pounds overnight, ...I'm tempted to throw it every bit in the trashcan.
I'll probably need a SHOEHORN to squeeze me into my ZOOT SUIT, today! LOL!
(That's Kevin's term for my girdle.)
Sure hope the preacher isn't long~winded. If so, they may have to cut me out of it when I get home! LOL!
Blessing to all of you! ~Rhonda :)

36 comments:

Pearl said...

Hi Rhonda... Ohhh what fun to see all of the neat treasures you found while you were out 'n about... Loved it all... esp. the 2-tier server and the square heavy glass piece! The battery display is so cool... what did Kevin have to say about it?! I had to chuckle at the girdle name ~Zoot Suit~ ...tooo funny! And don't you dare throw away David's Halloween Loot!! I see Tootsie Rolls in there, and those are my All-Time-Favorite-Candy!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I hope your Zoot-Suit time was short, and that your Sunday with your dear family is peaceful 'n relaxing... God bless...

~hugs, love 'n prayers~

Pearl

Kathy said...

Love your bargain loot, Rhonda - especially the tiered piece. I wish I could plant pansies now and expect them to live! Have a perfect Sunday...Kathy

duchess said...

What great finds you have.
Can't wait to see all of it in use this holiday season.

After eating all of the junk around my house I need to get a "zoot suit" of my own. ;)

Have a great Sunday.

Smilingsal said...

You are a super shopper; those are some goodies.

As for church, you must be a different religion than me as "girdle" is against my religion! lol

Amelia said...

What wonderful treasures your Saturday garage/yard sales provided.

It will be exciting to see how you wind up using them for decorating for the Holidays...and later on.

May today be filled with many blessings from our Heavenly father.

Amelia

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

Hi Rhonda,
Looks like you found some neat things, and had fun too!

I know what you mean about the candy! It is so easy to lose track of how much you eat.
Diane

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhonda,
I love me a yard sale and it looks like you do too, great score on all your pieces. I especially love the tired piece and can't wait to see how you use.

Don't even start on the candy, we have a pile left over and the pile is shrinking due to me snitching it! Gotta stop!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Rhonda,you made me think about what my hubby said about me wearing my long line bra to church every sunday when I was younger.Notice I said when I was younger,now I just let it all hang out LOL.
Anyway, hubby would always fasten me up in it and one morning he said,if one of these fasteners ever comes loose it would be traveling so fast it would bounce off everything in the church and probably knock the preacher out !

Love your finds Rhonda.

bj said...

WOW...you DID hit the jack-pot on treasures...I love all of them and especially like the pie servers..I buy those every time I see one but don't see them for sale often. Also love that "thing" you might use at Chrismas with a large ball on top....
Hope your Sunday is a good one, Zoot Suit and all!! :O)

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello Rhonda! You so many great things! I really like that thing that looks like a jewelry box. Very pretty! Hugs, Vanessa - I'm having a giveaway! Come check it out! xo

Becky said...

WOW!! GREAT finds! I also like your new background! Have a blessed day!

Carrie said...

Wow, what great finds you made shopping...each item is useful and interesting.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Wow Rhonda! I want to go to garage sales with YOU! You find the most wonderful treasures, my friend!:)

Yes, we have candy everywhere, too... We only had 4 trick or treaters and then there is the candy that the girls accumulated. Ahhhhh.... I need a zoot suit, too! Lori

Dawn said...

You found some great things!~ I need you to come visit me and take me shopping!!! I can't wait to see what you do with all of your treasures!!

Oh, the candy. I think I gained weight just looking at your picture. :)

Enjoy your day.

take care,
Dawn

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

GREAT finds. I have that exact same brown little box I bought at a garage sale this summer.

Blessings,

Sher

Pink Slippers said...

Neat and fun thingies there.
Wendy

Bo said...

Good grief...good finds...good prices...good fun...can't ask for anything more...LOL ;-) Bo

laurie said...

What wonderful yard sale finds! And that battery display piece is wonderful. Oh, this did make me want to find a good yard sale, but nobody in my area sells great stuff like you found, or maybe if you came to my area, you'd find good stuff. You obviously have a great eye for a bargain. laurie

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda, You got some great stuff!!! I know what you mean about that candy!! I am glad my guys are too big for halloween, only for that reason! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nancy

ceekay said...

Love your finds. I think that 50 cent piece held a glass container for a candle!! And girl...a girdle..let it go!!!
I have to tell you that we are rather relaxed in AZ. When I was in Michigan, it was nippy, so I had to wear pantyhose!!! All I have to say is, I LEFT THEM in MI!!

Picket said...

Hey Scooter....you got some great treasures and I loved what you got for your hubby! I use to tell Bill I wish I had a shed that looked like an ole timey general store! lol Girl I don't think that make a 'zoot suit' that would hold all my stuff in! lol lol Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday!

justabeachkat said...

Oh Girl, please tell me you'r kidding about the girdle!! Burn it baby! And, pass me a snicker.

Hugs!
Hugs

ksarra said...

Rhonda, your sense of humor is delightful. It's so nice NOT to take ourselves seriously sometimes. I LOVE garage sales, this weekend I found a large glass cylinder vase for 2. that I plan to put lemons in. (Or Christmas ornaments) and 10 xbox and playstation 2 games for 2. each.

onlymehere said...

That was the best part of having kids who trick or treated, snitching their candy!! You found such wonderful treasures too. You didn't tell us what Kevin said when he saw the battery display.....I bet he was so thrilled! I wish we still paid that for batteries too, I blow through them pretty fast with my wireless keyboard and mouse. Hmmmm, I wonder what you paid for car batteries back then? Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for all your support in the email. I didn't mean to whine but it was nice to get it all out. You are a true friend.

Darlene said...

WOW you found some great treasures. Can't wait to see it all displayed through the Christmas season.

I know what you mean about the candy...I can't stay out of it :(

Kristen said...

Gotta love a yard sale! Someone elses junk becoming your treasure!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Rhonda!
WOW! All your recent purchases are awesome!! Wish I had been with you for those sales. Well... we may have wrestled each other to the ground for a couple of those things!
They will be so nice at the holidays. I always love to make things look a bit different every year for some variety.
Hugs, Sherry

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Rhonda! Wow great bargains! Love that silver two tier! Lots of uses. I like your idea of the christmas ball in the tall bronze piece. Great finds and $$$$ can't beat the price! Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Beverly said...

Really great finds you have there. I took the day off to get ready for a yard sale. Ugh! I'm not looking forward to it. ;-)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

So many wonderful finds! I love seeing what you get and what you use it for.

Kathi said...

Great bargains, Rhonda. I love that canister. I'm doing the same thing with my kids' candy. It's so tempting. Have a great day.

Kathi

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm confused and curious about some of those pictures....what are you going to do with the flashlight battery display? I'm sure you have something in mind...and I'm dying to know what it is!

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

Oh, what neat treasures. I want to go rummaging!!

Rue said...

Great finds Rhonda! I know what you mean about the candy bowl. I just keep eating and eating and eating...... LOL

hugs,
rue

Kim's Treasures said...

How fun...a garage sale in November! We won't see another garage sale here until April! Great finds!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You found some great items! J would love that battery display case! What a deal!