This was another great thrifting and yard sale week. Friday the weather was nice and I had time to run by the thrift shop on my lunch hour. I walked out with a box of nice white taper candles, a plate stand (these are great for plate storage or this), and five Royal Worcester Fine Porcelain Astley pattern ramekins.
The ramekins have different flower designs on each side; blue on one side and purplish-pink on the other. They are so delicate looking yet are supposed to be oven to tableware. You won’t believe that I paid only 75 cents per piece, but it’s true. Aren’t they pretty?
Saturday I spent half my day having a yard sale rather than visiting yard sales. I must say that I much prefer buying at yard sales rather than holding my own. This one was more fun than usual because it was a community yard sale which included a fund raiser for a local Boy Scout troop. My friend ‘S’ invited me to join her in the sale. My husband was overjoyed because the sale was in someone else’s yard – the community center’s.
I forgot to take a picture of our stuff. Probably just as well. We don’t want any evidence of our former accumulations around as reminders for our husbands. ‘S’ did very well and sold most of her items. My high dollar item was a Kathy VanZeeland purse I sold for my daughter. I did manage to get rid of several boxes of little things, too.
With all the other sale tables beckoning, we really had to check them out (several times), if only to stretch our legs (you buying that excuse?). There was an interesting mix of crafts, antiques, food (cupcakes!), and pricing strategies. The Boy Scouts had a massive amount of items from the donations they received for the sale.
My first scan of their numerous tables was just cursory. I reported back to ‘S’ with items of interest. She went on her first scan, which I must say was a good selling technique for her because every time she tried to leave to go check out another seller, she would get one or more customers. She returned and told me about some things I might be interested in. I headed back over to investigate and ended up with several vhs walking tapes, walking cds, walking dvd (sense a theme here?), a movie dvd, a book for my husband, and two “books that looks like nothing”. At this point I was actually $9.50 in the red. Oops.
Several bags of freshly popped complimentary popcorn and cups of lemonade later, (small town charm, you just can’t beat it), I headed back for another look-see at the Scouts’ stuff. They had been busy selling all day, but still had some treasures left. I picked up some carved serving utensils featuring rhinos for ‘S’ to use in weaving an interesting basket. She’s multi-talented and can do stuff like that. Then I found a box of three Nicholas Square Snowmen snack plates for $1. I have a thing for snowmen and these match some little bowls I already have.
I also found a box of six Pottery Barn Snowflake napkin rings, in their box, for $1.
This next item had a magnetic pull. I tried to resist and actually did walk away from it once.
Not one to live with regrets, I picked this cutie up as well. She is featured in my upcoming tablescape, so stop back by to see her as the center of attention.
It was a great way to spend the beautiful day. ‘S’ and I had fun; I saw one of my nieces and her sweet little daughter which is always a treat; I sold some stuff that no longer takes up space in my house; and I found some cool stuff to bring home.
Some stuff goes out and some treasures come home. That’s a good week.
I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.