I very rarely am ever out at a yard sale when it begins, maybe that's why I don't often find anything very exciting. Yesterday I was at one at 8 because I had seen an ad the night before that this one had scrapbooking and craft items, I was hopeful! She had quite a bit, I picked out this pile which she let me have for $2.
Another person was set up at her yard sale, so I strolled on over - I ended up needing a box - I bartered, ended up with everything for $6 - I was feeling pretty proud of myself, $6 for such lovely items!!
I very seldom ever buy a vase but the color of this took my eye, I figured it was old, I researched it when I got home - it's a Fire King Hob Nail vase in such a pretty coral color - it's in pristine condition - isn't it beautiful? I need some flowers for it..
Then I spotted these glasses - we were just in the process of getting a box going for me and another lady put her hand on them, the seller hollered out - they're sold!!! Take your hands off my glasses!!! She thought they were so retro - I agree with that!! There are ten glasses of one size and two of another - I love them!
I have a small collection of red handled instruments - I never see things like this at a yard sale..
My last item there was a Christmas tablecloth - it's lovely and not a stain! Six dollars for all that stuff - it's hard to believe!!! But, read on - I found more great stuff!
I found these three old books at one sale for $1 - two more different ones for my Christmas collection.
This was sort of an odd thing to buy - I'll be taking off all these old decorations and fixing it up with something nice -it was 50 cents.
The last sale I pulled up to was a big one and so sad - a woman in our Town had been killed in an accident just before Christmas, her daughter had gone to school with Darcy, her husband was moving and selling a lot of stuff - there were bins full and boxes full, I didn't go through everything because my hands became full very quickly. I really had no business buying any of this stuff - but, it's really nice, I just had to and wait 'til you hear what I paid.
I never stopped by this sale until probably an hour or so after it started, why had nobody picked up these bowls?? They're beautiful!! I just got rid of a bunch of overflow Pyrex and now I'm buying these - but I think they're perfect for summer. They're Federal bowls - I've seen a blue one while I was researching, is the blue one another size or maybe the same size as the orange one?
I had made the rounds and thought that the bowls were my only purchase and then I spotted these -
An ice bucket and seven glasses, it looks like a red one is missing, I don't care at all about that - they're Hazel Atlas - I couldn't believe my luck - and you won't either - I paid $2 for the bowls and the glass set!!!
I've been thinking about that poor woman ever since - I wonder if they had belonged to her mother...I'll take real good care of them.
I moan and complain about the yard sales around here - this is actually the second one this year that I've gotten some great things, it sure makes up for all the bad ones..