Monday, September 26, 2016

Not a bad deal

Last Friday I was out for my morning walk. I spotted a yard sale on the opposite side of the street and almost kept walking. Instead I decided to pop across the street and just see what they had. I was pleasantly surprised to see these ladies had things priced to sell and I saw several things that I wanted. Unfortunately I had no money with me and even if I did I wouldn't want to have to carry the stuff home.
I walked as fast as I could up the street to my house, ran in and grabbed my purse and keys and drove back down the street.

Here's what I brought home

The doilies were marked 25 cents each and I grabbed 4 of them.
The little ladder was 50 cents. I gave it a bath when I got it home and I think I'm going to paint it.
The fabrics which were about a yard each were marked 75 cents and 1 dollar
The wood embroidery hoops were 10 cents each. I took all of them (a total of 15) When I was checking out I counted the hoops for the lady and I counted 18. I must have had a few that were separated. I paid an extra 30 cents but I'm not complaining.
The shutters were 3 for 2 dollars. I plan on painting and decorating those.
My grand total was $7.05. Not bad for all that stuff.

I was tempted to go back for a few other things I spotted. They had so much stuff marked at just 50 cents. I showed a little self control though and was happy with what I got

20 comments:

  1. I love finding hings like this! We have a lot of yard sales around here on Saturday mornings. What a great haul!

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  2. Awesome finds! You can never have too many embroidery hoops. And I love those vintage shutters! Wish I could find some of those here!

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  3. super duper yard sale and wow on the prices. they were determined to get rid of it all.. that ladder was the deal of the day...

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  4. Great job on the yard sale Ann!! The prices were just right!! I have been to a few yard sales...but not lately. One time I purchased almost everything they had! :) You got some great bargains!

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  5. I go out every weekend almost but usually don't come home with a lot

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  6. See, now to me that's just a lot of stuff, maybe even junk, especially the fabric, I hate plaid - but to a creative person like you those are all wondrous things to transform into pretties...

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  7. Great finds! Have you seen the gypsy wind catchers made with a doilie, a hoop and ribbon. Check them out on Pinterest.

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  8. And you're going to show the finish project when you're done right? I hope so. You did well for under 10 bucks.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and my very best to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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  9. I was at a sale like that this Friday. She had oil lamps for 2 and 4 dollars and I got an index card box, a pretty pedestal dish and some salt and peppers. I actually bought things for a nickel and she was so nice, I always ask to see if there is a story behind the sale. She was needing to move closer to her son. She had a beautiful rugosa rose in the front yard, everything well kept. That's why I often stop....just to see the yard and chat a bit.

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  10. I say it was well worth it to go home for your purse! Great bargains and I look forward to seeing what becomes of them in your crafty hands!

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  11. I'm proud of you Ann ... I would have done the same thing! Enjoy your new finds and can't wait to see what you create.

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  12. Those are some great finds.....way to go!

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  13. What bargains, I can't resist if I see anything thrown out and love a bargain. All those hoops, I can see you will do something with those.
    Briony
    x

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  14. Some really nice finds ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  15. That is an awesome buy... They really did have things priced to sell... I'm not much on Garage Sales---but when I do go to them, I can usually find some good buys...Aren't you glad you went home and got money and the car... Good for YOU!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Glad you decided to check it out! Great finds!

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  17. Sweet haul! You certainly got some good stuff. It's always hit or miss at those things.

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  18. Isn't it fun to find stuff you want at such good prices. Can't wait to see what you create with your finds.

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  19. You found a nice treasure trove. I would have had to see everything there, too.

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