Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yard Sale Overload

Yes, every year we have our annual yard sale at my sister’s home, she has a huge yard and there is usually 5 to 6 people selling in it with canopies helping to keep some of the sun out, unfortunely not the heat, it was in the 90’s both days hot… is not the word for it:)
We had a wonderful time though like we always do, it not only means getting to sell things you don’t want anymore but getting together with family, we have been doing this since the 70’s, my BIL sells hotdogs and kobasie sandwiches and pop and we all wait to eat them, they always smell so good!
I didn’t walk around to the other sales, just to hot so I shopped at the ones that were set up by me…look at these roses, I bought them from my sister Judy for .50 and put them in the milkglass GW vase, they look real don’t they?

I found these two prints for $2.00 and on the back was a label that said Pier One $4.98 a piece! They measure 16 by 8 so far Walmart and Target haven’t any that size but I’ll keep looking!
This piecrust table was my mom’s, I can remember playing on it when I was little, my sister had it and said she wasn’t using it anymore and would I like to have it…I love it, I don’t know where it will end up but I’ll find a place!
I traded my sister a crock bench for a box full of these blue and clear glass ball jars…so neat to find so many of them at one time! One of them is old because you can see the bubbles in the glass, I got about twenty in the box and different sizes!

At first I thought this was a sugar bowl but now I think it’s a candy container, I guess you could use it either way, I bought it from my niece for a $1.00!
Here is another picture of it!
Of course these two wanted to be on Grammy’s blog so here is Sydney with her cousin’s yard sale find...a Sponge Bob lunchbox!
Samantha bought three Barbie dresses still in the package for .50 she is a little bargain shopper! The kids had it alot cooler in the pool!
I did really well close to $600.00 but I had alot of prims to sell, some I didn’t sell because I just paid to much for them and knew I wouldn’t make a good profit on them. I was very pleased though.
I did buy some things at Target and Lowes so I’ll show them in my next post. I’m starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel with this decorating change over, I spray painted some more today seems like that’s all I do but it needs to be done before cold weather sets in.

I’m linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm and Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality stop by to see everyone, it’s like looking at a great decorating magazine only better!



Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You did great! I'm jealous of your jars. :)

Donna said...

You got some great deals and made money too! Sounds like you all have a wonderful time. I love your milk glass vase.
Thanks for visiting me!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the white roses!! And the piecrust table too!! And of course, I love those jars too...I have about 5 or 6 of them...how great to get 20 of them!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am called grammy, too. That piecrust table is awesome. Glad you got that. Those old ball jars are selling for 15 to 20 dollars a piece at the flea/antique malls here. You got all those for a trade, what a deal.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I LOVE yard sales. I don't especially enjoy having them, though I did in early July. I am not a price dickerer, and it gets wearying to me to have people hassle me over stuff that is already priced extremely low.

I especially love your little candy dish/sugar bowl. My son would definitely tell you it should be a candy dish...and that it should be kept full.

The girls are adorable. I'm glad they found some things they liked.

Have a lovely day,

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I soooo LOVE that piecrust table...thanks for coming to my PARTY with all your treasures!


Ellen said...

I am loving the roses, yes they look real!! Oh my!! White roses are one of my favorites...What are you going to do with those adorable Ball jars?
By the way, thanks for the visit and your vote for the picnic baskets - they won the vote and are staying!


Debbie said...

Hi Rondell! sounds like a fun day for everyone. LOVE the canning jars! You did good on sales! and found great things too. Can't wait to see what you bought with your moola.

Katie said...

That piecrust table is awesome!! Having a garage sale myself next month -- hope I do as well as you did!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I adore yardsales and would have LOVED to have attended yours. Those roses really do look real and very sweet. Thanks for the comments on my blog... lovely new friends just make my day!
Be blessed,

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Rondell, I love your mom's table!! Are you keeping it as is or painting it. It would look nice white. :) I just painted a coffee table white and I do love it! But it's hard to get used to painting after painting everything red and black for the last few years. LOL You know what I mean?!

Love your garage sale finds! Have a great weekend!

Allison said...

Great items!

And thanks for visiting and for your comment on my candy bowl! :)