Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yard Sale Jackpot!

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..


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32 comments:

  1. Awesome finds! Especially those Hazel Atlas glasses with the ice bucket, how nifty! I wish I could hit up more yard sales early, but sometimes my schedule just doesn't cooperate with that idea hahaha...this may inspire me to try to fit more in!

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  2. You found fantastic items and at great prices, lucky you.

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  3. You really did find some amazing things! So much color and fun! It does make you sad when you know someone and then see their things sold. But it's nice that others will have them to enjoy. Sweet hugs!

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  4. Really Great Finds! A little jealous because we didn't have any good sales this weekend.

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  5. Wow!! What amazin finds!! Fortune has smiled upon you for sure!! I love seein someone's treasures find a lovin home! (My keyboard is missin a letter...can you tell which one? Sounds like I have an accent!

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  6. I recently heard thrift store and especially antiques called DPS (dead peoples' stuff). As insensitive as that sounds, in most cases it is the reality. Although it is sad about the former owner of your great finds, just be glad that you saved her treasures before they made it to the trash pick up. She would have been happy to know that they went to a good home and someone who cherishes vintage items. :) Aunt Linda

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  7. You certainly made out with some fantastic finds! I'm sure she would be happy to know they went to a good home.

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  8. I am speechless at the amount and quality of things you found at yard sales this week! Wow!! Love it all but the Federal Bowls and the Hazel Atlas glasses are major finds!! Thanks for joining TTF this week.

    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. STOP IT!!! YOu're killing me!! Can't believe no one had nabbed those flowery bowls and glasses.. Amazing!! Great scores!

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  10. loving those bowls and HA glasses. You can't beat $2 too!

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  11. I'm soooo happy for you right now! It was your turn! And you will take good care of that woman's things and appreciate them. I'm so glad that a dealer didn't get them! I don't even know which thing I like the best...well I guess the bowls! haha! But the glasses and ice bucket are too cute!
    It's so true...if you can hit just a couple good sales like this each summer, it is worth it!
    Great Job You!
    Erica :)

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  12. Wow Jill! You found some awesome goodies! I love the bowls, glasses & ice buckets, and the beautiful hobnail vase!! Actually, I love everything, lol!!

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  13. Wowza! Love it all! Do you know I have never found a vintage, Christmas table cloth ANYWHERE local? What's up with that? What's wrong with people? :)

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  14. You found so many lovely things!! Those bowls are gorgeous.

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  15. Holy Cow!!! You hit the jackpot. Congrats on such fantastic finds. Love the nesting bowls and bucket with glasses. Swoon!

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  16. Awesome finds! I so love yardsales.

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  17. Wow! You found some great stuff Jill! Way to go, hopefully you hit up some more good ones before the seasons over!

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  18. Eeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!

    Okay, I can breathe now. I am in absolute shock over the Hazel Atlas. Good for you! Now, no more complaining about the yard sales in your area. It seems like even though you only go to a few a year, you always seem to find the best stuff:-)

    Maddie was going through all of her SMASH stuff yesterday and talking about how she needed to find a sale where someone was selling off their scrapbooking stuff. I will have to make sure she reads your post.

    Have a great week!

    Erica

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  19. You got some amazing stuff! I love all the glasses and bowls! Sometimes it pays to get up early, huh? :)

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  20. Those federal bowls are fantastic! So many good things, it's a great thing that lady had scrap booking stuff to entice you out early!

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  21. Amazing Jill! I could go to a year of yard sales and not find what you did! Oh, that Hazel Atlas, one of my favorites! That tablecloth, in pristine condition, should have been $20 alone! Woohoo for you. It's all great.

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  22. Wow-- great finds. Really like those fun glasses! I don't see things like that at yard sales around here either.

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  23. LOVE those glasses and icebucket!! You found some treasures!

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  24. Jill, This is absolutely the best yard sale haul I've ever seen!!!! The Hazel Atlas...oh my! And the bowls! I would have got them too! And I really want that Littlest Snowman book...I'm on the look out. Fantastic! :)

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  25. Awwwesome! I knew it! I had a feeling it was gonna be at least one of thwse bowls! !

    Can't believe the prices you paid. I wouldn't have bsen able to stop picking through the boxes.

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  27. Holy heck you really did score! Thank Goodness I did not end up at that sale before you considering my Hubs has put me on a Dishware ban. *LOL* We plan to move in the next year to a bigger place but until then I am supposed to be on my best behavior with buying big things. (Especially breakable things) *HEHEE*

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  28. Wow, what a bonanza, indeed. Can't believe the prices you paid. So happy to have found your blog through my sweet friend Linda at A La Carte. xo Laura

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  29. You made off with some super-wonderful treasures. You are sooo lucky!!! Love the Hazel-Atlas candy stripe set!!!

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  30. Wow you sure hit the mother load! TFS...hugs

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  31. Yowza, you hit the motherload!!! You got amazing deals- my favorite is that set of Pyrex bowls. Wow. If I had been there, I may have had to wrestle them from your arms!

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  32. I am so in love with those bowls! Heading to eBay right now! Haha

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