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”?