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Friday, September 12, 2008

Addiction to Yard Sales and Thrift Stores

I admit it!
I'm addicted to yard sales and thrift stores.
Maybe it's the thrill of the hunt or the exciting find.
I'm not looking for anything in particular.
I go because you never know what you're going to find and that one item I find may be something I just can't live without......

Like the old motion lamp below I got for $3.
It reminds me of the one we had at home when I was a child.... and that makes it priceless!



Or this really neat bookcase filled with my collection of Little Golden Books I got for $3.
Can you guess what it's made from? (see answer at end of post - don't peek)



And the dishes and kitchen items that fill this old Hoosier cabinet. They are so colorful! They brighten my day just looking at them.



And did I mention I collect old salt and pepper shakers. Most of these pictured below were obtained for 25 cents to $1 for a pair. I also got the cabinet they're in at a yard sale.


Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
I'm going to have to get a bigger house if I don't stop going to yard sales.
Help me! Please.

Seriously, tho, I have slowed down a little.
I'm pickier about what I get now.
I have to be, I don't have room for anything else.


The answer to the above question: If you said it was an old floor model radio, you're right! Shelves were inserted and glass doors put on the front.

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the blogging universe, Janet! I came to you through my good blogging friend, Granny Sue. Best wishes always for your blog! There's quite a community of us creative country homebody types all talking to each other frequently - hope to see you around!

    But more on topic - Ohhhhhh, do I LOVE yard sales!

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  2. You can truly find amazing treasures at yard sales!! Love Love your cabinet full of dishes. Reminds me of my Granny.

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