Home Town Yard Sale Adventure

Today I had a fabulous day at yard sales. Well, it was really one spectacular yard sale that made the day. It was the first one I attended and really, I could have stopped right there and been a very happy shopper. And to make it even better, it was just one block away. Sweet!

Have you ever been to a yard sale where the seller has put a lot of time and thought into their sale? This was one of those. They had similar things grouped together and displayed much like a store would. It was eye candy just to look at the displays. The little girl clothes were grouped by size and ribbon-tied in stacks. The pillow cases were neatly folded and stacked together, tied with a ribbon, and marked with a nice, large price tag. Kitchen appliances were grouped together.

The silverware I purchased was presented in a clear canning jar and tied with a ribbon and marked with a nice, large price tag. Notice a theme here? I loved the ribbons and the large price tags. Oh, and most of all, I loved the small prices.

These beauties are just a tease. You will have to come back later to see the tablescape I created using them.

I couldn’t pass up these gorgeous cut-glass stemmed compotes, either. They were so pretty. I love the design on the base. They are quite heavy, too. Anyone know the pattern/maker?

Even though I could have been totally satisfied with the great buys at my home town yard sale, I decided to head to the neighboring town. One of the local churches was having a sale. Church sales can be fabulous or they can be duds. This one had the makings of a pretty good sale. As I walked up to the sale, I saw some pretty chairs that might be of interest to my mother-in-law. She has asked us to keep our eyes open for some kitchen chairs. These were pretty, but I didn’t linger as the tables of goodies were calling my name. I saw two painted tin squares marked 10 cents each; I thought a closer look was in order but before I could snag them, a keen-eyed mother and child blocked my way and she got them. There were lots of holiday items, but nothing calling my name. I am like a person who has just had a large dinner – totally satisfied from my earlier purchases so anything found here will be like dessert. I spot two black metal candle holders. Their price is so low, I grab them up. I then rounded the tables to the side where the dishes were placed. I spied 12 clear plates with embossed fruit. I picked one up and seriously considered the set. Put them down to further consider as I looked more and moved on to some silverplate. Well, I should have learned my lesson. They were gone when I returned. Oh well. I did find a set of sweet glass candle holders and a lidless Willow Churchill Teapot. All in all, not bad for dessert.

I picked up several other items, too, at the first sale which you can see in my upcoming tablescape. There is one more purchase I will share before I go. For less than the cost of a small latte, I got a beautiful bracelet and an adorable teacup pewter pin. Can you say “sweet”?

This week I hope to link up with Apron Thrift Girl , Her Library Adventures , and Debbiedoo’s Newbie Party for their parties.



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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14 Responses to Home Town Yard Sale Adventure

  1. Phyllis says:

    Oh, I am in love with the crystal you bought at the yard sale…..it is gorgeous! I will try and research it for you. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. I am so happy that you have some of your grandmother’s Desert Rose. It was very popular when I married 47 years ago, but I did not choose it then….waited 20 plus years to fall in love with it. The little flower “ashtrays” have a slight indentation on one side if you look ever so closely. I, also, think ladies used them at the Bridge table, too. I am going to be a new Follower of yours . I love yard sales and estate sales and be so happy seeing what you are buying. I have reached a point in my life that it is time to be down- sizing….LOL….but I am not doing that yet.

  2. woolf says:

    the pewter teacup pin does it for me! it is too cute.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks so much for letting me know you stopped by! Looks like you got some wonderful things. I just can’t seem to get my fill of beautiful glass lately. Love your candlesticks, and those COMPOTES!!!

  4. Tanya says:

    I can picture a big flower arrangement in that lidless teapot!! Won’t that be beautiful this summer. Thanks so much for stopping by my “Easter Brunch” and commenting. Have fun combing the yard sales!!

  5. Sue says:

    I would have grabbed those dishes so fast that heads would have been spinning. You are going to have a wonderful tablescape! I think sales that are pretty and organized make me want to stop and shop. It is smart marketing, even if it is a garage sale. You had a very lucky day!

  6. Becky says:

    Thank you for viewing my blog. You were one of the first 5.
    I do LOVE your taste in dishes. The colors are beautiful. I plan on reading more from your blog. Looks like fun. 🙂

  7. Hi – thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! You did really well!

  8. debbie says:

    Very pretty dishes Tammy! I love dishes too and am running out of room! Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  9. Doreen Grace says:

    What a great way to share your enthusiasm for your hobby… and inspire the rest of us with your passion. Beautiful!

  10. i completely agree with you about church sales. the ones around here are totally scores!…but i’ve been to some duds as well. and yes, grab the stuff when you see it!

  11. Wow! Sounds like you did have quite teh yard sale day. It is still not quite warm enough here for sales but I am hoping in the next week or two there will be a few to visit!

  12. I’ve enjoyed your blog and will be following you from now on! I’m visiting from Debbiedoo’s!

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