Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yard Sale Bust!

Be prepared, little rant ahead-

I was so bummed this weekend. I went out with my list and found nothing! I mean I actually came home with NOTHING! I was hopeful when I stopped at one sale, but the lady shooed me away. She said they would start at 8am. I looked at my watch it was 7:45 or so. Um okay, well it looked to me like they had everything out, but who am I? Nope, I did not go back. My thought was if you don't want people to come and buy your stuff until a certain time then don't put out signs everywhere leading to your house. Am I wrong? I just really couldn't believe someone would send people away. Did she really think people would come back? Okay, enough of my little rant. :)

Anyway I wanted to share some pictures of what I found at a local thrift store later Saturday morning. I found these 5 beautiful golden yellow plates for $9. They're J. C. Penney Home and I love them!

I found a platter a month or so back in the same pattern and put it back. I am so kicking myself now! I am thinking they will look great displayed against my formal dining room accent wall. I am hoping to find a hutch to go there too, so these would take up the space above it!

Since I didn't find much this weekend I wanted to share a few great finds from before my blogging days. K and I headed over to a "yard sale" at some model homes a few months ago. Apparently with the slowdown in building the models had been closed up, but some hoodlums started breaking in a stealing the appliances and furniture. The realtors decided to cut their losses and empty the houses for the time being.

We brought home this beautiful coffee table for a mere $25. It is Thomasville and not a cheaply made piece. I love the inlay pattern on the top and the detail around the side.

We also scored two chairs to go with it, they were only $20! I went on the website for the manufacturer and the cheapest chair I could find in that style was $140! Paired with the coffee table I have the beginning of my "library" area.

I was also able to get this adorable little metal table for my garden. It was only $5.

I am soooo hoping next weekend will be better, we'll just have to wait and see! Now head on over to Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality and see what everyone else found this weekend!

Until next time,


  1. Great finds! Love the garden table!

    ~ Pam

  2. I love the metal table you picked up for only $5.00. Great find!

  3. I love the plates! They will look great hung on a wall.
    And that furniture, what a steal!
    you did good.

    And the yard sale you were shoo-ed away from, it was probably all priced too high anyway.


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