Catching up with last week’s finds.

It’s nice to have had a couple of weeks so bountiful that I’ve gotten a bit behind at posting the goods! Here’s hoping my luck continues. I think I’ll have enough stock/new projects to give the booth a pretty good overhaul on Thursday, so I’m excited about that.

We started last Saturday with a yard sale that wasn’t on my list — I usually don’t do that, because I never know if it’s not on my list because it was a Friday/Saturday sale (and therefore, most likely picked over by Saturday) or if the folks having the sale just didn’t advertise. But this one was literally on our way to our first stop so I didn’t see the harm in stopping. It was an AWESOME sale — three lovely ladies with great taste and low prices. Don’t know why they didn’t advertise in the paper or on Craigslist, because they sure seemed savvy enough to do so, but I’m not complaining, because we were almost the first people to hit the sale. As I was editing these photos, I thought, I have to ask Michelle if I got pushy on her at this sale — there was a lot of great stuff and I kind of get tunnel vision in that case. Hope I didn’t elbow her out of the way on any of this!

I love these huge pillows. I am so tempted to hang on to them until I have bedding that matches but that might never happen. They were $4 each! FOUR DOLLARS! They’re in perfect shape. I’m taking them to the booth on Thursday but they might end up being one of those items I mark kind of high because I secretly want to keep them. There were two other pillows, even bigger, also for $4, that I passed on but am now kicking myself because they would have been great pillows for the kids’ play room. I didn’t care for the pattern of fabric but that doesn’t really matter when you’re buying them for two-year-olds to leap on.

Are these bobbins? Someone school me on the proper term. I might take their current threads off of them and put vintage ribbon on them. All of these were $1. 50.

Two sweet baby outfits.

Yeah, so, I’m not sure why I bought this, other than it was $1. Michelle thought I was crazy. Secretly, I’m hoping that one of you writes me and says OMG THAT IS A PIECE OF ART CREATED BY THE WORLD FAMOUS ARTIST [insert name here] AND IS WORTH MILLIONS but something tells me that’s not going to happen.

In addition to this stuff, I bought a bunch of other stuff for me — a pair of hedge clippers for $2, a gas can for $1, and a few other items. Almost spent my whole Saturday budget at our first sale! Luckily, I had enough left over to buy some other goodies.

Vintage wicker hamper in swell shape.

Great tablecloth — love the turquoise and brown combination — with a few stains on it that I’m currently working on. I think they might come out.

Large gold frame with great detail…this is already painted and ready to be made into a chalkboard. Looking at this picture makes me wonder if I should have left it gold. It’s so pretty.

I love everything in this picture. The little deer is so sweet and you know my attraction to mixing bowls of all shapes and sizes.

I got the next things all at one sale.

This woman’s sale started at 8 am, and her Craigslist ad showed some truly beautiful furniture but she had listed her prices as well, and they all seemed rather high — so I didn’t place any particular priority at getting to her house right when she opened. We pulled up right before 8:30 and there were hordes of people carrying out armloads of stuff and shoving it in their trunks, so my antennae went right up. For some reason, once she was confronted with the reality of the sale, she decided to let everything go for next to nothing. I got the idea she was behind schedule, too, as she was frantically pulling stuff out and moving stuff around (the sale was mostly inside). It looked like the feds were going to bust in at any minute and she was trying to sell as much of the purloined loot as possible in the meantime. Those school chairs in the photograph were FIVE DOLLARS EACH. The train case was $1, the bells were $1, and the vase, which is a mini vase at about four inches high, was $1. She had a cherry red Kitchen Aid Mixer, like new, marked $50. I ALMOST bought it, then thought, I don’t bake enough to justify that. I didn’t even think about reselling it, until I dropped Michelle off and she and I both came to the conclusion that we were both crazy for letting it go. I went back to the sale but OF COURSE it was gone. It was nearing 11 when I went back, and her sale was to go until 1, and she told me she thought everything would have been gone by 9 am so she was bummed the house wasn’t empty. I’ll bet she was paying people to take stuff at that point.

I found a ton of plates this weekend.

My original plan was to do a big plate wall design in the booth on Thursday evening but I don’t know if I’ll have the time for it — that really takes some planning to execute well. Plan B is a plate rack I’ve got out in my garage, waiting for enough plates and platters to fill it up…those were a pretty good seller in the old booth at All My Treasures so maybe I’ll make some room on the wall for those.

Sweet little serving bowl…

…and fun deviled egg serving plate.

Whew. That’s it for now. The kids are napping so I’m going to run down to the garage and try to get some stuff finished for the big booth re-do tomorrow night. Hope your Wednesday is going well!!!



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June 19, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Shara That tablecloth!!!!!! *thud* Love it.

June 19, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Shara Hey! My comment stuck. I haven’t been able to comment for over a week. So, here goes – I was happy to share the loot from that big sale with you. Here comes another weekend and me driving by hoping to see those swell yellow signs again. You found good stuff there that I either didn’t see or she put out after I left. I do love that red scale – that was a good find.

Your last post – the photo of the pool balls reminded me that I have set of those around here somewhere that I bought to display on the coffee table. Hmmmm. Need to find those……… Emme looks too cute peeking out the door at you.

Today’s post – love that wicker hamper. And that tablecloth is just perfection! As for that priceless piece of art by so and so – okaaaaaaaaaaaayy. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do to your booth – I may actually cross the street and check it out with my own eyes. I’m ready for a change in my booth too, but I need help and the boys aren’t feelin’ it.

Hope this one sticks….here goes……

June 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Crystal in Texas I have to agree with Shara…that tablecloth is really, really nice! Are you going to sell it? And the rest of your finds are great! I MUST come to Fayetteville sometime…

June 19, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Melissa Love that table cloth, such fabulous colors! Great finds!

June 23, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Lara Jo THANKS!!!!

June 25, 2013 - 6:13 pm

Lara Jo Thank you, Melissa! I thought the colors were great as well.

June 25, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Lara Jo Thank you, Crystal!!! Yes, I think I’m going to sell it. I’m working on getting the spots out and I think I’m going to be almost completely successful at that. Let me know if you ever make it to Fayetteville!!!