Sunday, August 17, 2008

Finding some old treasures over the weekend..




















I hit a garage sale and went to my favorite thrift store and found some treasures. This will be about it for me for the season. Garage sales pretty much stop after September rolls around. Although I hit the thrift stores now and again. I thought I would share with you all what I found.
Child's type printing set...whole alpha. intact .50, Old mixing bowl...with crazy beautiful crazing 1.50, metal lazy susan .50 , old pinochle cards..with the prettiest pictures .50 for both sets , more old stamping blocks from an old grocery store .50 (putting these in an old apothecary jar filled to the brim , aprons..sighhhhh one w/ jingle bells, I can jingle when I wear it ladies...I have always wanted to jingle...truly I have 1.00 a piece . Old table with cute legs....old linoleum top..NOT so cute.. coming off 8.00, old hotel wooden hangers (I use these to hang art and scrap booking).75 for the 3, old plates..one w/ green striping is an old buffalo restaurant plate 2.00 for all 3.. you already saw the old transferware platter, old checkers/carrum board the lady gave that to me free- I think it would make a cool art piece on the wall in my son's room , sweater pillow ( may use the cover but I always pick up feather down when I find it for pillow forms) 2.00., Old picture of farmhouse 2.00, wainscot file 2.00 (will be painted my favorite color), baskets were free & some will be painted, and the little bee skein was a 1.00. I bought another antique cabinet but have to pick it up tomorrow...can't wait to find a place for it and my little table. Grand total of around 25.00.... and my happiness from finding these treasures...priceless....unless you ask my manly man. I figure I am a low maintenance woman for the most part. I don't get my nails done and my hair is only done every 3-4 months..so this is my type of splurge. I know many of you would agree. Will share once I find homes for everything. cherry



44 comments:

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Cherry,

What great finds! I love those baskets. Great idea putting the stamping blocks in the apothecary jar. Can't wait to see it!

Tell DH that it could be worse. You could shop at department stores and spend a ton more. That's what I always tell my hubby anyway. :-)

hip chick said...

ooh! Wonderful bargains. I never find good stuff at yard sales. for some reason they are mostly old kiddie things around here.

Rae said...

Did you ever hit the jackpot! Nicely done! Can't wait to see what you do with everything!

Happy jingling!! :)

Darlene said...

Wow...you found GREAT items!! I love the stamping blocks in the apothecary jar. Everything you found looks wonderful. I can't wait to see where it all ends up. Have fun when you wear your jingle bell apron!

Cathy said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot! Great finds! I really love the game board and it was free, got to love that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting. Have a great week.

Cathy

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Yep, I'm with you. Rarely get my haircut. Never had a manicure or pedicure. Just give me a good garage sale or thrift store and I am happy! Love your finds. I think the old stamps are my favorite.

Katie said...

Wow! You did awesome!! I love that game table top, the alphabet pieces, and the dishes (I have lots of green and white, pink and white, and just plain white Buffalo china and Shenango that we use as every day dishes...love that chunky feel!). That transferware platter is gorgeous, too. What an incredible pile of goodies for a mere $25...I love that!

Yes, "Jane Eyre" is my all-time favorite book. I read it every few years. Such a wonderful story!! Can you believe I have never, ever, ever read "To Kill a Mockingbird"? How is that possible? I'll put it at the top of my list. It's been on the list...I'm a slow reader! ;o)

Marie said...

You found some wonderful things! I love the dishes... that transferware made me swoon! I can't believe you found that entire set of stamps! WOW!! I haven't bothered yard saling around here lately... your post gave me the itch though! :o)

belladella said...

Great treasures! I love that bowl.

Sarah said...

Love the stamps in the jar! I am a yard saler too, but taking 4 kids with is not all that appealing- so I often miss out! I can't wait to see where everything finds a home!

Angie said...

WOW! You found some great bargains - I'm jealous! I can't wait to see them in your home.

Christy said...

Great finds!

What a creative idea using the apothecary jars!

Cameo said...

You did hit a great load of things. I really like the game board. It will look great hanging on the wall. My hubby always get a little apprehensive when I say I am going to find some garage sales, but he likes it when I am happy. Man I wish I could have gone shopping with you this past weekend.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, you made an amazing haul!! I love all the things you were able to get, I bet you were singing all the way back to the car. Great for you. Have a blessed day!
Debbie

At Home In Georgia said...

I can't belive you got that board for free and I love the typing letters, You sure lucked out.

Reynie said...

Just love it all! That's the way I feel, too. I am not a high maintenance type girl and enjoy finding treasures at yard sales. I'm cheap--so what! You can get a lot of great finds for $40 or so bucks at thrift stores!

What if you used the checker board thing as a table top for your table you found? On the wall would be cool, too.

Elise said...

You hit the motherload!! Again...
Elise

Shannon said...

Love it all! Great finds!

Gretchen said...

All of that for $25.00! What great finds too. I can't wait to see where they find places in your home.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Shirlee said...

Oh wow, where to start, they're all great! I'm a low maintenance gal myself and my hubby never complains about my addiction to thrift stores. He likes that I'm cheap! (wink)

Our Complete Family said...

You had a fun weekend of finding treasures! I've had fun reading your blog! Les

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great finds! I especially love the letters as we collect stuff like that, too. Thanks for sharing!
-Carrie

Bethie said...

Hi Cherry,
Thanks for visiting my blog. What good junk you found :) Yes, you are right, we do have some things in common. Your blog is cute!

Bethie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Rosemary said...

Great stuff!!
Love the stamping blocks!!
Rosemary

Joy said...

Ooooo lots and lots of goodies! I think that I like the stamp set best.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, what great things you found! I can't wait to see what you do with it all (and I can't believe you got it all for 25 dollars!). Enjoy! :)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Looks like lots of neat stuff!

abeachcottage said...

wow some great finds, you know it is priceless, and so fab to be low maintenance I came home with a haul today and it made me so HAPPY, there are a lot worse things I could be addicted to, lol!!! oh and they would be a lot more expensive

absolutely love the cushion and the dishes

Sarah

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi dear one, Yes I have already posted once, but I want you to email me. Someone is trying to get a hold of you and said your email won't go through for them? Not sure what that means. But my email is DebbBoo9@aol.com. I will forward the email to you. She is wanting to feature you I believe! Yippeee, and saw that I had posted and she has contacted me a couple of times. Sorry if this is confusing. I just thought it would be better to forward you her email and not post it here!
Thanks, Debbie

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the old aprons and the alphabet set! xoxo Nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cherry,

What fabulous finds! I am with you, I would rather go thrifting than shoe shopping any day :)

Hugs,
D

PS - yes, Manuela retired her blog a little while back...*sniffle* I miss her too!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! Wonderful finds! I LOVE the stamps and the dishes! Thanks for sharing! (I also consider myself very low maintenance...if only my hubby realized!)
Carmen

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love those finds, especially the stamp set. Wow, yard sales are at an all time high during Sept,Oct, and Nov here. October is our big month.

Shannon said...

Thanks for your opinion about the urns! I like it! I got that HOme frame from Hobby Lobby.

Michelle said...

What wonderful goodies! I love that game board..

Michelle

Mrs. Trixi said...

I just don't have this kind of luck yardsaleing. I could do wonderful things with those stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Hi Cherry,

OOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I love everything, especially the bee skep.

Enjoy your new finds.

Melissa

Susie Q said...

ooh...love all the treasures! Especially those type sets, stampie thingees. And the baskets and bee skep. Oh heck. It is all wonderful! And I think jingling is very nice. It is cool. Hip. I like jingling!

Now, just what will you do with all these goodies? Something amazing I bet!

Love,
Sue

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HiCherry,
Love your treasures :) I'm having a garage sale in Sept and hope to clean out and make room for more!!
You could try to go to estate sales as they are year round :) We find MANY of our treasure there. Most we re-sale at the booth at the antique store. Take care.
Warmly, Deb

kate said...

oooh! I am crazy jealous of those stamps!


Thanks for the vacay tip! DH vetoed Disney a while ago. I guess he isn't a kid at heart....

Dolly said...

Ouuu Cherry girl you did real good!
I hope to find lots of treasures tomorrow!
Its yard saleing day!

Thanks for the prayers for our daughter...she is on the mend!

Hugz, Dolly

Kim said...

I love the black table and the cabinet!!! The cabinet definitely needs some paper lining & a tassel!

Ms. Tee said...

Wow! What great things you found -I'd love to find some of the stamping blocks. I just love yard sales and thrift stores. You never know what you're gonna find. :)