Saturday, April 16, 2011

Yard Sales Woo Hoo!

Today was my first day of going to yard sales for the year!  There were quite a few in my area but I had no idea how far I would be driving in between!  I spent about 3 hours driving between 3 sales...but the kids and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the way!

At the first sale, I found these old blue jars (a couple of them have the handles on still), a set of rust-colored curtains that I plan to use for fall crafts, and this sweet little pink pitcher.  The pitcher is marked "Tunbridge Wells Nash".  I can't find a thing about a company that would have put this out but did learn that Tunbridge Wells is a place in Kent, England.  It's a mystery for now, I guess!
At the second yard sale I got all this for 10 cents!  There are a couple sheets and a rug that I won't be keeping but I loved the two pillows, the rose tablecloth and the table runner with the yellow flowers on it!  Pretty!
At that same sale I found another blue jar, 2 frames for crafting and this porcelain rose made in Italy.  I saw a blog last week with some of these on it and thought they were so pretty.  Now I have my own! 
Here's Cainan with my third yard sale find.  He has been wanting this exact Noah's Ark toy for awhile now.
It didn't come with any animals but Cainan had some things that went with his Baby Jesus set that he put into it to play.
At the fourth yard sale, I found a bunch of lace and trimmings.  I've got several projects in the works so it will be nice to add to my stash!

I usually give myself a $20 limit per day (this doesn't include the things I find that we actually need like clothes, etc.).  Today, I'm proud to report that I spent a grand total of $8.00!  Wonder if that means I can add the extra to next weeks budget?


  1. wow!!! 8 dollars! way to go... I need to go to a yard sale!

  2. Hello Sarah,
    You did find some wonderful treasures - I remember going to garage sales with my children when they were little - wonderful memories,

  3. Really cool treasures. I would love to see what you do with them!

  4. Great finds and a great day, I don't do a lot of yard sales, but I love our thrift stores in the area. Thanks for stopping by Moms Sunday Cafe.

  5. Mrs Sarah Coller...you did great. My favorite find of the day...the Noah's arc. :) And the second fave...the porcelain rose. I love those!

  6. Looks like you did pretty good, butndriving 3 hours- that's a lot!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog as well.
    I think we are kindred Spirits I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Yard Sales. I am so excited for Yard Sale season to start but it is still cold here in PA. I am excited to start though there are some things I have my eyes open for.
    Hope you come over for a visit again soon.
    I am going to follow you.
    Blessings my fiend.

  8. Yes, you can definitely add it to next weeks. :) I'm looking forward to yard sales again, but first I must finish dejunking.


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