Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thrifty Finds...

McG is away this weekend having some "guy" time with his brother, brother-in-law and cousin, so I took advantage of this weekend time alone to do something I love.   I love to travel the yard-sale circuit on Saturday mornings and I lucked out today as there were quite a few of sales today, including one that went on for ten blocks! I set out at 8 am because the early bird gets the worm as they say, and I wanted to get there while there was still some good stuff!!

Here are the treasures I found today - these lovely bookends for $2! They are about 5 inches tall and in great condition.


A clock for $3, the mirror was $4 and the wicket tray and the little sign were a buck!  I haven't gotten this lucky in a long time and was anxious to get home and find a place for my treasures.



The clock got cleaned up and found a home on the buffet in the dining room, along with the bookends and some green glass that I have been collecting from the local Value Village.  It is the year for green you know!  These little treasures were not more than $1 each and I've been finding them over the past few weeks.


The best deal of the day I have left for last.  Remember this planter I showed you last week - it had bamboo stakes in the middle that I am hoping my Morning Glories will grow up???


Well the bamboo stakes have been replaced by a large obelisk that I found at a yard sale today for $5.00!!!
That sucker is huge and weighs about 20 pounds...it got a quick spray of oil rubbed bronze spray paint and then off it went to its new home...


I think it was a fabulous day for yard sales - I got some great stuff and I didn't even spend $20 for the whole lot!!

Have you found any treasures lately?  I'd love to hear about them!

17 comments:

  1. Great finds!!! Love the obelisk!!~~Angela

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Angela - its my favourite find of the day!!

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  3. You found a large obelisk for 5 bucks....we soooo have to go garage saling together!! Great finds....Love the bookends too.

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    1. Christine - I was amazed too! When I asked the woman how much she wanted and she said $5 I didn't even hesitate or haggle...just handed over the money and got out of there before she changed her mind!!

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  4. You got some terrific bargains!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. I love yard/garage saling on Saturdays too... you made some fabulous finds! I love those book ends and that plant trellis! Thanks for your visit to the happy housie earlier- so pleased to meet you!!
    Krista

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    1. thanks for stopping by Krista! I am enjoying the bookends!

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  6. The horse bookends are fabulous! You have some great finds.

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    1. Glad you found us...thanks for your comments!

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  7. Great finds!! Great prices too!

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    1. thank you - I am ready to head out again next week and see what I can find!

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  8. Oh wow, I need to shop with you. I love it all, but especially the clock and the garden trellis. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Awesome Cheryl! Love the obelisk and the clock... great finds for sure!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog; so happy to have found you too!

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    1. thanks Maureen! Glad you stopped over!

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  10. Beautiful finds! I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun, we'd love to have you!
    http://sunshinepenpals.blogspot.com/

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    1. Donna B - glad to meet you - I will definitely check it out!

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