Fayetteville Purchases.

We hit a few yard sales in Fayetteville — the season really hasn’t started up yet, so there weren’t a lot. Far be it from me to perpetuate a┬ástereotype, but people in the south are so freaking nice. Every yard sale we went to, we ended up in a conversation with the proprietors.

These two items were purchased at the same sale, and the couple were the sweetest people. Both of the items above were a quarter each! The brass bell is only two inches high, very cute, very heavy. I also got a 1950s Ouija board and a vintage scrabble game at this same sale for 50 cents each. At another sale we got a bunch of really cute clothes cheap — those girls running that sale were hilarious. One of them announced, “We have a bowling ball for sale, for anyone who is interested!” and a shopper said, “What’s the weight?” and the seller ran over to the bowling ball, hoisted it out of the bag, held it, considering, in her hands, and answered, “Pretty heavy.” Apparently she was not familiar with bowling balls, bowling alleys, or bowling.

It’s so funny that I was just talking about tiny vases and how hard they were for me to find…

…a vendor at All My Treasures has a ton of tiny vases. They were all $10 and up, and my rule of Accidental Collections is that I won’t spend over three dollars on them. Luckily, ANOTHER vendor had a tiny pink vase for three dollars!!

So the collection continues to grow! I really love this little vase. I also got this Camark vase from the same vendor for $6:

I love both the color and the size of this one — it won’t take many flowers to fill it up and make it look beautiful.

So, once again…thank you, fellow All My Treasures vendors!

April 3, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Wanda @ Just Vintage Hi! I just found your blog and am really enjoying it. Good yard sale stories are hard to beat. I had to comment on the friendly Southerners. You are so right. We’ll (I’m in Alabama) talk to anyone who’ll pretend to listen. Or just be in the nearby vicinity. They don’t even have to pretend to listen. LOL

Cute tiny vase collection! I like your $3 rule. And if you ask me, $10 is a little steep even if it is Niloak.

April 3, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Lara Jo Hey, thanks for stopping by, Wanda! You have described my mom exactly — she has never met a stranger. One of the many things I love about her!

I agree about the prices on those vases. Niloak and Camark pottery are SO expensive in Arkansas (I have never seen a piece outside of Arkansas, I guess because they’re from local pottery makers — I guess that’s why they’re so expensive? Maybe?).

THANKS AGAIN for taking a look and taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it!