Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Yard Sale Treasures

As many of you know I went to the annual 70 mile yard sale here on Saturday. Today I am sharing photos of most of what I bought. I did get a nice white iron bed($10) for Abby my granddaughter but it went to her home before I took a picture.

The little stack of dishes were less then$10.

the pretty pink cup was$1. but no saucer however I knew it would look pretty with the pink saucer I had.

This cup and saucer was $1 also.

The cup and saucer in foreground $3.

This lovely plate did not photograph well but it was $10.

25 cents for this cute little handmade heart

These brackets for our veranda were$12.

I got these dishes and a pink tablecloth and two wooden curtain rods -oh and a red and white transferware plate all for $5. The teapot doesn't have a cover but it will look nice with a little bouquet of flowers.

I already had this teapot from the yard sale a few years ago.

I love this $10. platter. It will look good in my porch on the wall.

book $2.

I love this tablecloth with the lace border for $8.

I got a new English cottage cup and saucer for $3. I already had the teapot and one cup and saucer.

this door($35) came from the restore last week. I love it!

This beautiful big tablecloth was a find a couple of weeks ago. If I can bear to cut it,I plan to make curtains from it.

I got the little bowl for 50 cents but the pitcher came from Coulson's $20.

I got this lovely pitcher Saturday at my first stop for $5. I love it. Notice the lupins are having a little bit of a second bloom.

Now,I remember a little pair of white curtains with pretty lace edging for $1. that I forgot to show you.I hope to make them into pillowcases.Oh! and what might be my best buy -a big wooden window with wooden grills for $20. We are planning to build a greenhouse sometime so it will be perfect for that.

I also found there was a lot of nice clothes some still brand new so I got a few new outfits too!

So that was my day,don't you think I did pretty good? I think this sale is a great idea as people from other provinces come over for it so it gives tourism a little fall boost and it is good recycling.

Take care,



Mumzie said...

Wow! I love your yard sale treasures. You always find the best of the best. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love the blue and white platter! I collect blue and white. Your other treasures are beautiful as well. I'm sure you'll have fun with all of them! And what a bargain.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

That is so cool, 70 miles!?!?! Your treasures are lovely...can't wait to see what you do with all of them,Chrissy

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
You got some amazing buys. That must be some great yard sale! I especially love all the china and such reasonable prices.
Hope you have a great day. It is a perfcet fall day, sunny and a little on the cool side (finally!)
Hugs, Rhondi

Janet said...

Wow, what great finds. I really, really want the blue platter that is slated for your porch wall!

Islandsparrow said...

You did SO much better than I did - I think wedding flurry wore me out this year. I didn't have my usual umph. I did get a few little things - a sweater drying rack, some magazines, a little patio table and an over the shoulder bag - brand-new for $3.

I'm off to VV today so maybe I'll do better :)

Islandsparrow said...

PS - I just mentioned to R that you did so much better than I did at the sale - and he said you had dropped in. He forgot to tell me :) Sorry to have missed you!

Unknown said...

You got some amazing things. I must shop with my eyes closed because I never find anything at garage sales!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! you did very well at the Sale! Love your teacups and the blue platter which you plan to put in your porch.


Anonymous said...

Carolyn, what great bargains. I have been looking at the conversion from $ to £ and I think it is marvellous. I love the china cups and saucers. The hand made heart 25 cents!!!

You always have such creative ideas eg, teapot no lid, use it for flowers, me I probably wouldn't of bought it!!

Sounds like you had a great day, well done. Jackie.

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
Amazing finds. I wish I could find some wooden brackets like the ones you found and for $12 is unbelievable. You are a great shopper and the things you found are beautiful. That large tablecloth is just so pretty and will make gorgeous curtains.
Love it all!!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I absolutely love the the yard sale finds, what a good eye you have, such great finds. Your entire blog is wonderful, what a great blog, I shall be a follower now...Thanks for sharing>>>Phyllis

Joanne said...

You clearly had a lovely time and exciting purchases.

LillyB said...

Oh my goodness you had a yard sale feast!!! I love everything you found!! Such treasures!!
Have a great day!
Love Lilly
p.s. pray for me I am moving!!

Anonymous said...

Carolyn.. me thinks you need to host a 'tea' party soon! I'll book my room now.. the upper bedroom to the left with the sunny eastern view will do me fine.. and no need for extra pillows as I'll bring my own! heehee. I am a fan of the soft violet china. I melt when I see it. Thank you for sharing as I know it takes precious time to post and comment and explain.. only special sweet peeps like you and others take this time and what a blessing it is for ME!

Love and kisses

Kim said...

Oh Carolyn that platter is absolutely to die for!!! Now you must go check out my latest post to see what I got at the auction last week. It made me think of you!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Ooooh... what great finds!! I just love finding treasures this way! Your blue plate/platter is so pretty as are all the teacups (my weakness!!) That lace tablecloth will look great as lace curtains. Perfect in your home and decor. Oh and I meant to ask... what is the 70 mile yard sale. Is it just the name they give a hugh yard sale or is it really 70 miles? I know there are some places in the U.S. that have highway long yard sales. Enjoy all your treasures!! Hugs!

P. said...

So much beauty.

Unknown said...

So many great treasures Carolyn! Great buys also! I have to say my favorite items are the brackets..just love those!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Oooh, you found such treasures for such great prices. My favorite is the brackets you found for $12.00. I am so jealous!!!


OMG! What lovely finds! I love it all and you will surely display it beautifully.


Karen said...

Oh, my... You made some wonderful purchases. Every year I say I want to go to that sale. It would be a huge effort since I live in deep south Texas, but someday....
Thank you for sharing your treasures with us.
Ladybug Creek

Uncanny Festoon said...

Looks like you hsd miles of delight. I adore all the blue and white.

Deanna said...

You did FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Like it all. So glad you shared.
The pretty pictures you will create will be awesome. Can't wait,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.....I would say that you had a very successful day! Those are absolutely great finds! I love everything, especially the first photo of the green transferware! Great prices too!~Patti

maría cecilia said...

Oh my god Carolyn, you´ve got some great things!!! I love them all, specially the brackets for your veranda, beautiful!!, and would love to see a picture of your new window, no doubt would by great for your greenhouse!!!! (why we don´t have any yard or garage or barn sales here in Chile???)Maybe I would have to organize one....how???
maría cecilia

nannykim said...

great finds; wish I could see the bed!

Cindy said...

You found some amazing treasures for such great prices! What a wonderful idea, Winnipeg should do that. They had "Curbside Giveaway" last Saturday, but sadly I was out of town and when we got in late that night, everything was gone. That lace tablecloth is so beautiful, they will make such lovely curtains. Hugs, Cindy S.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

I am very much impressed by your finds at the yard sale. It is so much and for such low prices! How did you take it all home with you? I like the floral cups, the lilac bowl and jug, the beautiful blues and the lace tablecloth. You must have had so much fun giving it a place in your home! I wish you lived nearby and I could have come with you.

Een fijne dag! Lieve groet, Madelief

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~~~ Everything you found is just amazing! I love the teapot with the cottage on it. I have a set similar to it. I' glad it was a success for your.
Take care,

DesignTies said...

Holy smokes!! That's better than Christmas!!! I can't believe all the wonderful pieces you found, and the awesome prices :-)

I love the brackets you bought for your veranda. And the pitcher filled with flowers is so pretty :-)


Barbara said...

Didn't you luck out? I love, love, love teacups!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

You have great yard sales and found some marvelous things. What a wonderful way to spend the day.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my gosh.. looks like you hit a jack pot! love all treasures! the transferware are just lovely! I wish we got that kid of yard sale here at my side of the world..

Marigene said...

I am in love with the green transferware...why can't I ever find anything like that!