Monday, August 10, 2009

World's Longest Yard Sale finds


This has just been a year of 1st's for me....first time to go on the longest yard sale route and first time to post on Rhoda's Thrify Monday. Thanks to Rhoda for hosting and check out the other great finds by visiting her here.


Mike and I started out early on Saturday morning and called it quits around noon as we had a birthday celebration for my oldest daughter, Tanesia coming up later in the day. We found a lot of cute items that were way overpriced - some of the folks apparently didn't get the memo about how to price yard sale items and thought they were stocking Macy's or something - and a lot of just plain junk that they should have been paying people to take with them...but along with all that, some really great items abounded.


Here's my stash:





This white porcelain coffee service was just too cute to pass up at $8.




I ran to this booth when I saw that they had some Dept 56....two retired North Pole Village pieces for $20....perfect condition.








A rooster.... Can't believe that I am really liking the roosters these days....when I was young, one chased me at my Granny's and I've hated the little booger's since.....I don't think this one can outrun me. He was just $3.



A Wilton cake pan in a Ghost shape....thinking ahead to my Halloween party, this will really come in handy. $3.





These were not 'true' yard sale items, but they have two of my favorite things, Fall/Halloween and Hatboxes...so I was drawn across the field and past several booths, straight to them. The lady was selling this large size for $50...these are really big and stand in at about 30" stacked....I talked her down to $35. She had some really cute ones that could be displayed every day, but I had to have these. Now that I have the set to see the mechanics, I will be making some myself of other designs. Left with a big Cheshire smile on my face.




We also bought a boxing set for the GB's for $2, and you can see that in the top picture. We actually live only a few miles from the yard sale route, and we lucked up with traffic as it was ll coming from the opposite direction. All in all I was very pleased with my haul, not to mention the quality time with hubby.

All the best,




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5 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You found some great things. I love the coffee service.

marty39 said...

You did really do good with your finds. I love them all. The coffee service, rooster, and hatboxes are all stunning. I also have a lot of Christmas village items, and your two treasures are wonderful. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

Sharon said...

I really love the hat boxes! Cute!!!

southerninspiration said...

oooooohhh, you did great. I just LOVE those boxes and the coffee service is to die for!!! Great finds!

Suzanne

Carmen said...

Wonderful haul, my fave are the hatboxes. I heart those!