21 June 2008

Yard Sale Saturday

Boy, I've got some catching up to do, huh? I haven't been feeling well for the last week and although I've wanted to post I just haven't felt up to it. Luckily I am feeling much better now and I can share all of my latest goodies with you guys.

Today being Saturday and all, I went yard saling. I stayed up late last night plotting my course and finding all of the sales in my area and making notes as to what each sale had to offer. The doggies woke me up too early today, at 6:15, so I went ahead and got up and started getting ready even though none of the sales started until 8:00 or later. It's so weird going to yard sales so late! Back down in SC yard sales usually started at 6:00 or 7:00 and most were over by 10:00. I guess because it gets so dang hot outside by 10:00 and there's no point sitting outside sweating all day long!

So, anyhow, I get ready and I go to the bank for cash and then starting driving towards my first sale- listed as an Estate Sale. Okay, maybe it's just me, but when I hear/read "Estate Sale" I'm picturing an entire house full of stuff, not 10 boxes on the lawn with a bunch of broken junk that no one wants.

I left that sale without buying anything partly because I canNOT stand to go to a yard sale where NOTHING is priced. I am not going to waste my entire morning asking over and over "How much is this?". Well, that and the lady running the sale didn't even bother to acknowledge me at all and kept on talking to her neighbor. Oh, and well, there wasn't really anything there that I wanted anyhow.

I left that sale and drove over to a yard sale at a Church and I totally scored at this place. One lady was selling so much stuff and it was really dirt cheap! I picked up 4 vintage aprons for $1/each, 2 vintage tablecloths also for $1/each, a bag full of vintage cake decorations for $2, an old cookie press and about 12 cookie cutters for $2, a package of baby dolls that are cake decorations I think for 10 cents and an old glass measuring cup for 25 cents. Of course I didn't realize it till I got home and added up all of my stuff but I think she miscalculated. She only charged me $7.35 but I gave her $8 and told her to keep the change. Hmm, maybe she just really wanted to get rid of her stuff and didn't care about the money!

After leaving the church sale I went to another sale advertised as an "Estate" sale. Haha Yeah, once again, a couple of boxes of junk does not an estate sale make. I mean really, just call it what it is. It's a yard sale. Even if I had seen something I wanted at this one I probably wouldn't have bought it because I find it very misleading to call it an estate sale when it very obviously isn't!

I then drove over to my favorite store ever- the Ghetto Thrift. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't very busy. I managed to find another little glass jar to put more of my craft stuff in, 3 vintage pillowcases, and two different tablecloths. One is from Hawaii and has 3 matching napkins. All of these goodies only set me back $10 and some change- thank you military discount!

All in all, a successful day I'd say. And for less than $20! Twenty dollars won't even get me a quarter of a tank of gas these days so I am pretty happy to have found so much stuff for so little money.

Here are some pictures of all of my great finds:

1) little baby dolls- cake decorations
Baby Dolls

2) a cute little King crown with "King of the House" wording underneath. I think I'll put this on the husband's cake for his birthday!
King of the House

3)The cookie cutters that came inside the box for the cookie press
Cookie Cutters

4)Tablecloth with 4 napkins
Vintage Tablecloth w/ 4 napkins

5)Another tablecloth- I swear I think I have a blue one that is exactly like this. Well, except that it's blue!
Vintage Tablecloth

Vintage Apron

Vintage Apron

Vintage Apron

Vintage Apron

7) Hawaiian Tablecloth w/ 3 matching napkins

tablecloth hawaiian w/ napkins

8) All of my thrift store finds from today

Thrift store finds 21 June 08

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a great weekend!


The Apron Queen said...

Oh girl! I am LOVING that apron with the crocheted edges!

Thank you for putting the button on your blog. Did you getyour items?

The Apron Queen said...

Did you want another apron? I have enough if you want one. Send me an e-mail with your address again if you'd like another one.

Emily said...

I LOVE the aprons! They are just so cool! I have never been to an estate sale... but I am glad you were able to find another sale - *and* find some amazing things! I love yard sales!

Hope you are having a lovely summer day today!

Mam said...

My goodness, girlie! I haven't been over here for quite a while. You've obviously been having way too much fun.