Thursday, June 23, 2011

YARD SALE TREASURES.

Hi everyone,
Okay, so this post will be FULL OF PHOTOS today. There are lots of yardsale finds to tell you about.  I've learned to be a bit more judicious in my spending when shopping at yardsales ;) :) So here's my latest round of goodies...
THIS IS A BATTENBURG LACE DOILIE THAT WAS  $0.50.

It's actually kind of funny how I purchased this. When I bought the two Japanese teacups (pictures to follow later in this post), I needed something to cushion them, so they w ouldn't get scratched or chipped. It just so happened that there was a set of four doilies, one cream Battenburg and the three hand-crocheted white d oilies. They were originally priced at $2 EACH...but the guy said that was too much and gave all four to me for $2. That's a good deal. When you break it down, it comes to $0.50 per doilie. These are the real deal and hand-made. I do use them in my house to line plates in the cabinet. It keeps the plates nice and scratch free.

THIS WAS A SET OF FOUR BATTENBURG LACE PLACEMATS WITH FOUR MATCHING BATTENBURG LACE NAPKINS. ALL EIGHT PIECES WERE JUST $2.

Did I mention  how much I LOVE Battenburg lace? It's just the right mix of vintage, country, romantic charm.  So whenever I see Battenburg lace at a yardsale, I buy it up quick. This set was purchased at a local church yard sale.























THIS IS A SWEET, VINTAGE LOOKING "PIGGY BANK". IT HAS A SL IT ON THE LID, WH ERE YOU CAN DROP IN COINS.  I'VE ALREADY STARTED PU TTING MONEY IN THERE. ISN'T IT JUST SO MUCH FUN? THIS WAS ONLY $0.25
A SMALL WOODEN CORNER SHELF FOR $1. THE TEACUPS WERE ALSO $1 EACH.

THIS IS MY CURIO CABINET WHICH WAS $3.50. I POSTED THIS SAME PHOTO YESTERDAY. YOU'LL BE SEEING THIS A LOT, AS I AM WORKING ON REPAINTING IT. CLICK HERE TO VIEW YESTERDAY'S POST. I TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW I'M GOING TO REPAINT THIS CURIO CABINET :)

THIS IS THE DOOR TO THE CURIO CABINET. IT NOW FUNCTIONS AS A DISPLAY TRAY FOR MY TEACUPS. YOU WILL ALSO RECOGNIZE THIS FROM AN EARLIER POST.

THESE ARE THE THREE CROCHETED DOILIES THAT WERE IN THE SAME SET AS THE CREAM BATTENBURG LACE DOILIE. ALL FOUR TOGETHER WERE JUST $2. THAT WORKS OUT TO $0.50 A PIECE ;)























A VINTAGE TRIPLE-SCREEN FLOUR SIFTER THAT IS IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER. IT WAS ONLY $0.50. OTHER THAN SOME OBVIOUS WEAR AND TEAR ON THE OUTSIDE, IT'S PERFECT. I'LL PROBABLY ACTUALLY USE T HIS ONE FOR BAKING OR FOR DISPLAY....OR BOTH :)

A TEACUP WITH GRAPES, APPLES AND PEARS ALL AROUND THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE THE TEACUP.  NOTICE THE FAN PEDESTAL AT THE BASE. THIS CUP WAS $1 AT A YARDSALE.

THE  BACKSTAMP ON THE FAN PEDESTAL TEACUP.

 MY VIOLET TEACUP. THIS WAS PURCHASED AT THE SAME PLACE AS  THE PREVIOUS TEACUP. NOTICE THAT IT  HAS A DOUBLE-RING HANDLE AN D IT SITS ON A THREE-RING PEDESTAL. THERE WAS NO BACKSTAMP ON THIS CUP. IT WAS ALSO $1.

MY DAD REALLY LIKED THIS. IT'S A WOODEN WALL HANGING FOR STORING LETTERS, BILLS  ETC. I LOVE THE VINTAGE LOOK OF IT. I AM CONSIDERING REPAINTING THIS COMLETELY. THIS WAS ONLY $0.50

THIS LONELY TEACUP AND FOUR MATCHING SAUCERS WERE ONLY $1 FOR EVERYTHING. THAT WORKS OUT TO JUST $0.20 A PIECE...THAT'S PITTANCE ;) :)  I'M NOT SURE THAT I'LL KEEP THIS, BUT I COULDN'T PASS IT UP. I DID SEE A PATTERN SOMEWHERE FOR TU RNING A TEACUP INTO A SEWING PIN CUSHION. MAY BE THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO WITH THIS.

THIS IS A CLOSE -UP OF THE TEACUP SAUCER.    THERE WAS NO BACKSTAMP ON THIS, SO THE ORIGIN IS UNCLEAR. HOWEVER, THESE MAKE GREAT TRAYS FOR SOAPS AND OTHER THINGS BESIDES TEACUPS :)























AN OLD GLASS BOTTLE THAT LOOKS VINTAGE CHIC. I'LL DECORATE THIS AND PUT IT ON MY BOOKSHELF FOR DISPLAY. IT WAS $0.50.

THIS IS THE BACKSTAMP ON THE SMALL GLASS BOTTLE. IT LOOKS VINTAGE TO ME. IF ANY OF YOU KNOW HOW TO READ THIS KIND OF THING, LET ME KNOW. IN ANY CASE, THE BOTTLE IS SUPER CUTE.

Those are my vintage finds for the last two weeks.  Aren't they great? I have been more careful to buy things I know that I' ll actually use this time :) :)  It's so much FUN looking for hidden treasures :) :) All total, I spent $12.25 for everything. That's a great bargain for all the practical beauty that has just graced my home :) :)

This is what's on my mind today. If you'd like to participate, feel free to visit Rhonda over at Down to Earth. She's a lovely lady from Australia. Her blog is full of recipes, tips, craft projects...life stories. It's really a delight to visit.

That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

24 comments:

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I think that my favorite of your finds is the sifter. Aren't they fun? I also love the Battenburg pieces you picked up. :)

Angie Berry said...

I love Battenburg also, it's so pretty. You got a steal on those hand made doilies!

Wow on the sifter! I have come across lots of sifters but none in good enough shape to actually use. You can tell this one looks good.

Good idea on turning that tea cup into a pin cushion. I've seen patterns too and they make it look so easy. Don't know if it is that easy, but I'm planning on making some myself this fall. I have some old zinc lids and small metal buckets that I want to do this to. So you can let me know how hard it is, hehe.

I would have scooped that old jar up in a heart beat. I adore old jars of every size and color and I just can't pass them up at sales. I don't know how to read the markings on them, I just know that I love them, lol.

Becky said...

It definitely looks like you found some GREAT bargains! I'm spending a little time each week going through things and Free-cycling and donating it as quick as I make the decision to let it go. We are trying very hard to pare down our belongings so we can downsize to a smaller house and retire.

A Primitive Homestead said...

So you have been treasure hunting & having lots of fun. Good for you. The violets are so pretty on the tea cup. Blessings!
Lara

rhonda jean said...

I just love all your finds! I think the flour sifter is my favourite, I wish I could find a similar one for 50 cents.

Andrea said...

Wow! You have some yardsales..I'm lucky if I find tupperware around my area! love,andrea

Stitchin' time said...

Lovely finds and I'd take that curio cabinet off you any day! Love the turned wood at the base and the top.

Anne said...

Hi Heather! (Just popping over from Rhonda's Down to earth blog.)

Wow! What wonderful finds. I am so envious of your curio cabinet. Do you know how long I've been looking for one of those? LOL It's just perfect for what i want. You've got a good eye for a bargain, that's for sure!

Anne @ Domesblissity

Carissa said...

Jackpot!!! So happy for you, it is so much fun to find little treasures!!

Love the little glass bottle, it was a great price too! They are charging 3 to 4 dollars for those at some antique stores.

have a wonderful day.
Love Carissa

Buttons said...

Oh I love yard sales you are a great hunter. I especially love the lace and the tea cups. Incredible finds. Have a nice weekend always a sale to find. B

Tiff :o) said...

You got some great finds! I rarely find much worth buying at yard sales....and even more rarely for the kinds of prices you were getting!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh it's all fabulous, Heather!!! You found amazing treasures!!!
XO
Cindy

joyfilled said...

Oooh, this stuff is all so lovely!! I would LOVE to come across these kinds of finds at yard sales!!

Hi from Eastern OR, by the way! :)

Camille said...

I like Battenburg lace too Heather. How wonderful all your finds are! Doesn't it feel great to decorate your home with lovely things for less?? I'm sure you will do a great job re-working some of those pieces...like the curio cabinet! Enjoy! :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Jill said...

I love your teacups!!! Beautiful!
You got some wonderful finds!!
Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Patti Bee said...

I just love all your treasures especially the tea cups and the prices! You got some great deals. I can't wait to see what you do with the little cabinet. I have blueberries on my mind today...http://watchingovertheheartandhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/on-my-mind-beautiful-blueberries.html

Victorian1885 said...

What great pieces you found! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Heather,
So many pretty things and all for great prices! I think you scored big time with this haul!
Hugs,
Debbie

Lea said...

Looks like you had a ball Heather! My favorite thing is your bottle and I'm not sure what the emblem is either. It will be a fun one to alter. Hope you show a pic when you're finished with it. I also love the grapes on your teacup. Sooo pretty!!!! Happy hunting!
Holykisses xoxo

Hana - Marmota said...

So many nice finds! And saucers as soap holders... hm... I've just been thinking that I hate the plastic thing that holds out clothes washing soap. But I'd be afraid that a china holder would break immediately in our household... Still, it's giving me ideas. :-)

Patty Sumner said...

Love your blog! I will be following along. I think we have lots in common. I hope you will come over and check out "My Mountain Blessings". Blessings and have a great day!

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Heather,

What fab yard sale finds; I love old lace and linens!

Thanks for joining me for last week's TTTT and also for my 88th,'Tuesday Tea For Two' also!~(I was so late this week that tomorrow's tea is just around the corner)!..,

Oh my!..,Things are sooo busy!

I especially loved your last week's teacup finds!

Thanks so much for your kind words of encouragement!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Faye Henry said...

Hi... I love your stuff... smile.. Especially the violet tea cup.. And the flour sifter.. Is it copper or does it just look like it..
It is so much fun when you find so many treasures..
Blessings...

Annesphamily said...

That sifter is so cool! I love all the tea cups! Battenburg lace is so beautiful. You made a haul! Love all your treaures. Anne