My dad and I were out on an errand. We decided to take a look at some yard sales. Today was a great day for it. It seems liked just about every street corner, there was at least one yard sale happening. The most interesting one that I saw was a $2 clothing sale at McDonald's. It was for charity organization that helps feed hungry people. That was interesting because they were situated in the parking lot...right where all the cars go by after they've picked up their food from the drive-thru window!!
In any case, I found some great things here and I only spent $7.75 for everything. I didn't negotiate because I just didn't. I wouldn't even know how to do that. However, I was happy with my purchases because they'll fit right in to my decorating. There are a couple of items I just picked up because they were so cheap, I couldn't resist. The wire cage...well, I'll figure out something pretty to do with it...maybe intersperse some flowers or something? If you have any ideas, please let me know!!!
This is everything that I found today...all displayed on the table. Now the one thing I truly needed were the pant hangers. I found 2 sets of 3 pant hangers for just $1 per set...for a total of $2. They are still in good working condition!!! Most of this stuff I picked up at a church youth group yard sale. In fact, this church was the very same place where I bought my padded hangers last year :) :) They throw a great yard sale!!! Oh, do you notice the "table runner" that all this stuff is laying on? I got that at the church yard sale for $0.50. I'm not sure if it's a table runner or something else...but I just loved the red cherries against the pink background...very cute!!!
This was the most expensive item...a set of 6 ceramic napkin rings for $3. I probably paid too much for these, but they're in perfect condition..they are frilly and feminine. They'll look really nice with the cotton napkins that I'll embroider eventually!!!
Oh, I plan on adding more pink to the decor...and I saw this lonely little plate looking for a home....right in my home :) :) :) It was only $0.75. I plan on adding more pink colored dishes to my collection...as I find pieces!!!
The camera I found at a different yard sale. It's a movie camera for just $0.75. I don't think it works anymore, but it was so cute and so cheap...I'll find somewhere to display it!!! The little white/pink doily with the double ruffle I found at yet another yard sale for just $0.25. It fits into my color scheme...so I bought it!!! It does have a little coffee stain on the white part. ANy ideas on how to get it out? That doily is lying on top of a white p illow case with crocheted white lace/pink flower edging. Now here was by far the BEST deal of the day...notice that the edging is real handwork!!!!...it was in a pile of pillow cases for just$0.10. It does have a slight rip in the case...but that's small potatoes.I can fix that and make it look new again!!!
Here's a close up of what my dad called the "birdcage". This was only $0.25. I found this at the same yard sale where I picked up the camera. I thought it would make a really cute vintage/juntique vignette. Any ideas on how I can pretty this up even more?
A close-up of the movie camera from the front.
A close-up of the movie camera from the side. This thing is small enough to be held in the hand..but don't be fooled by it's little itty bitty size....this thing is HEAVY!!!
Here's a little magnet I got for $0.15 at the church yard sale. The magnet will need to be replaced. It's not very strong. However, I loved this piece because of the rose detail surrounding the figure!!! You also see a little close-up of the doily, too!!!
Here is a close-up of the crochet work on this pillow case. This was by far my best deal at only $0.10. You'll notice that this is hand crocheted... This was a great deal!!!! It'll fit a standard size pillow!!
I'm new to trying to decorate my home on purpose. I just know what I like, what makes me smile and I buy it...when I can afford it. I had so much fun going to different yard sales. ..I may never pay full price for anything again...maybe..!! I'd appreciate any tips you may have on how I can beautify some of these objects!!! I do love photos and paintings that have Scripture as a caption...so maybe I can incorprate that somehow...Anyway...Thank you for your tips!!!!
I also took a few more nature shots. Those I will save for another day...when I want to talk but don't have any photos to post :) :)
When all the money is totaled up, I spent $7.75 for everything. That's not bad at all. I'm very happy with my purchases. My dad is happy that he's spared from going to yard sales....at least until next week :) :) God is watching out for my pocketbook...and I love it!!!
Oh and thanks for all the lovely things all of you post on your blogs as well as here. I'm loving your stories and the godly encouragement, too!!! You are all blessings!!!
That's the news from Oregon. I'd love to hear about some of your favorite finds!!!! Lots of love, hugs and greetings....Heather :) :) :)