Sunday, April 4, 2010

I Heart Yard Sales!

I am so glad yard sale season is back!!! I got to do a little thrifting too since I have been on spring break. I found quite a few goodies this week.

First, I found these cute canisters for $3 at one of my favorite thrift stores. Since my hubby started making his own mochas I needed something to keep all his ingredients in out on my counter. These are almost exactly what I had pictured in my mind.

Next, well actually first, I found this cute lamp. It was also $3, but I didn't get it the day I saw it in the store. Fortunately for me it was still there when I went back. I was so excited! I love the patina. I was too impatient to wait to find a shade during my yard sale adventures, so I grabbed one at Target. I need to gussy it up, but it will do while I think about how I want to fix it up.

I also hit some yard sales on Saturday. I have been on the lookout for a cookbook holder and scored today! I picked up this blue beauty for $2. As my middle son said, "You got a bargain!"

It would have been great in my country kitchen many moons ago, but it got the ORB (oil-rubbed bronze) treatment as soon as I got it home! I used a tip that I read about on another blog and used a brown as a base coat so I didn't have to use as much as ORB paint. I think it turned out great, if I do say so myself!

At the same yard sale I was able to get 2 beautiful 11 x 14 frames for $1 each! I hurried and gave the husband my money before his wife found out what he was selling her stuff for.

I know exactly what pictures I want to put in these! I can't wait to get to Costco on Monday to get my prints.

I am a happy girl because I think I've found my yard sale groove again! It's been a long winter!! I missed my bargains!

I hope everyone else had great luck this weekend! Head on over to Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures to see some more great finds!

Until next time,


  1. Great job!!! I cannot wait for yard sales to start here....oh how I miss them!!! I love the cookbook holder!!! I have that on my yard sale wish list...great score and it looks GREAT!!!

  2. Great treasures. The canisters are cute and the lamp is sweet. I have the same recipe book holder that I got at a yardsale last year. I love it.

  3. I love the cookbook holder! The after not the before!! You had a good eye to see what it could be. I am so glad yard sale season has begun. Now I can feed my addiction. lol. Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms. Hope you'll visit often.

  4. What great finds. Sometimes I feel bad when you buy stuff from the husband and he says some really low price because he doesn't want to move the stuff back in if it doesn't sell. I pay and run though(he he).

    :) Michelle

  5. Oh my! I love the cookbook holder. Thanks for sharing the painting tip. I've been painting a few things with ORB lately.

  6. Wow! You got some great finds! Love the cookbook holder!

  7. Very nice! Love the cookbook holder. I am hopeless at yard sales (a terrible bargainer) but you are inspiring me... :-)

  8. Wow! I love the lamp and cookbook holder!!! I wish I had time to go yard-saling! Maybe later this summer.


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