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Monday, June 13, 2011

Yard Sale Goodies

Last Thursday we went to a few yard sales. We had a real good time buying items that we really didn't need, if you know what I mean. But it is hard to pass up neat things at such good prices.

I got this red basket and the items in it - a blue glass fish with a cork in his mouth ( I think I might put it outside as decoration in one of my flower beds), two blue bottles, a copper water dipper, a pretty butterfly (I think I will put it outside in my butterfly bush), a wooded angel, 2 DVD's and a painted enamelware percolator. I saw those percolators online and it said they were made in Sweden. It is so pretty.


 
And, I also got this black basket and everything in it - milk glass salt and pepper shakers, a jar lifter used when canning, and a vintage kitchen utensil. I think it is used for tenderizing meat. Anyone out there know for sure?
 

I got both baskets and everything in them for $5.
I also got this small quilt rack. The doll quilts are ones that I made a few years ago. I think I will stain the wooden rack to make it look nicer.

 
Below is a wooden bread basket, large old green vase, milkglass vase and glass measuring cup.
I have already painted the breadbox red to match my kitchen.

 
And last, but not least, my husband just had to get this.
Why, I don't know.
An old potty chair with an enamel pot for $1.
I guess I could put flowers in it.

 
I got a few other things, but didn't post everything here. I got a bunch of books and a lot of them were from a free box.
We didn't really get to go to any sales on Friday and Saturday because I went to the WVWriter's Conference at Cedar Lakes.
More about that on Writing Wednesday.


12 comments:

  1. I love your treasures, especially the quilt rack. I have several in my house with my quilts on display. I really love those quilts they remind me of my square patterns. I need to stain one or two of my racks.
    I love yard sales. Susie

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  2. One thing about it Janet you know where to shop! I have no idea what the kitchen gadget is. I do like the milk glass salt and pepper shakers and the other things you got!

    Have a Great Day!
    Angela

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  3. Janet, that potty chair is priceless! It would be adorable with a plant in it.

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  4. What pretty things you found. I love the quilt rack, and the idea of changing the display of quilts seasonally. Great finds!

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  5. Look like some good bargins! Sweet coffee pot and potty chair :) I can see the potty chair as a planter!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  6. Yard sales are a glorified Treasure Hunt, so no wonder you enjoy them. I love your finds, especially the baskets and the potty chair. The chair WILL be so cute with flowers in it.
    Good job!!

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  7. Hello, I just wanted to sy that I have fish like yours but mine is green and I use it in the bathroom to keep mouthwash in.

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  8. I agree with Sweet Tea! I love your yard sale finds. Something about looking over your found treasures makes me miss my grandmother.

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  9. You always find the neatest things at yard sales! Absolutely love that old-fashioned potty chair.

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  10. When I saw the title of your post I could hardly wait to see what you had found. Really neat stuff! I especially like the potty chair idea for flowers and your doll quilts on the rack.

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  11. I barely missed meeting you at the Writer's weekend. Sarah pointed you out to me after I discovered your name and blog on a pencil (thanks for the pencil, btw).

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  12. You always find the best things-makes me wish I lived close enough to go with you : )

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