Just a random question for you. Why do dogs always sleep in on the days you can’t? After rousing our Scotties and taking them for their “spa day” at the groomers, we headed out for some yard sale searching. The papers didn’t list very many sales and those they did list were in a nearby town which was holding morning high school graduation for over 500 graduates. A two-stoplight-town with an influx of that many people/cars = avoid the area at all costs.
The first sale we stopped at was bizarre as in weird. It was on the side of the road in a church parking lot where an older couple had set up several tables. He was on one side of the table and she on the other. As I started looking at one end and moved down the table, she moved right alongside me on my side and he moved with us on the opposite side. I was the only shopper there. It was a little creepy. I didn’t find anything there worth buying or prolonging the creep factor.
Thankfully, the next stop was a winner. They were still unpacking, pricing, and drying off things moistened by the early morning rains. The first thing I spied (and grabbed up) was a set of Sakura Cheery Snowman plates–four dinner and four salad plates for $5. I love cute snowmen and the color blue and these plates have both. Happy Dance!
I also snagged a cookie cooling rack ($1) and a Make Way for Ducklings book (50 cents). I just love that story!
We headed the opposite direction of the graduation crowd to another town in search of yard sale signs. My eagle eye driver spotted one in familiar territory. We turned onto the little street of lovely homes and stopped at the sale. Hmpf. Not much there although I did pick up two softcover books, one of which might become a promising resale. I was disappointed until I realized there was another sale across the street. Jackpot!
Now this lady knew how to have a sale. I can only imagine the goodies she started the morning with. She did mention that a dealer had been there and purchased quite a bit. This sweet woman was practically giving stuff away; well, she really was giving some stuff away. I picked up a little basket filled with some charming dessert plates and saucers and one yellow cup (whose matching saucer was hidden at the bottom of the basket underneath the other saucers). They were all filled with rain water and were more than a little dirty. I think they may have been in someone’s garage or basement for awhile. When I asked the price and she said $1, I knew I had found yard sale nirvana.
The pale yellow cup had a matching saucer which I found once home. These are almost translucent yellow. There is no mark or maker information on either. Maybe I will call them buttercup.
I grabbed an ironstone gravy boat with the tiniest chip and lots of dirt. No maker information on the bottom of this one either.
In a basket filled with little pitchers I picked out a small bluish gray Buffalo China Company pitcher. I didn’t recognize the maker, I just thought the pitcher was adorable. And I must say, I exercised great restraint by picking just one pitcher from that basket.
I also picked up an American flag to use as a back up for my front porch wooden flag pole, should I need it. After digging around in a box I came up with an old Ball Eclipse jar filled with buttons. Ding, ding, ding! Second Happy Dance of the day.
My treasures cost me all of $3. After such success I was more than willing to cut our yard sale travels short so we could return home to visit with our new grandpuppy, another little Scottie to brighten our lives. Happy Dance!
I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.