Hot Deals on a Hot Day

Our weather has been so incredibly hot that there have been very few yard sales. I can’t blame anyone for wanting to wait until the heat index is below 100 to have their yard sale, can you?

Even after saying we wouldn’t, we did go out looking for a few sales.  There were two sales in my small town, one actually advertised it as “Inside! Air-conditioned!” This sale was one for the weird category. The outbuilding “room” was about the size of a large closet. There really wasn’t room for more than three people (including the gentleman watching the room); items weren’t priced. About all it had going for it was the A/C; that did feel good! I got squeezed out of the room when two ladies wanted to enter, so I headed out empty-handed, but refreshed.

Since I was empty-handed we headed to the next town so I could shop at one of my favorite thrifts. My friend “S” had spotted something she thought I might be interested in. I was about a week late getting there to check for this item and was hoping it was still there for me to see. They had moved him from plain sight and tucked him at the back of a bottom shelf that hold dishes. It’s a good thing I always check those shelves or I would have missed this adorable little squirrel by Arnels. Thanks for the spot, “S”!

While looking around for something to add to my purchase so I would be able to activate my coupon, I spied this sweet set.

The pewter creamer and sugar by F. B. Rogers was marked at $6 and then turned out to be half-off on this day! Oh, yes! I found one more item which shall remain a little secret since it is destined to be a gift.

My driver texted me to say he was melting in the heat while waiting for me so I scurried out of there with my finds. Once the vehicle’s A/C  kicked in he perked up and decided we should stop at the lone yardsale we had seen signs for in this town and which was on our way home. We had good luck in this neighborhood the week before and actually thought it was the same sale. Turned out to be the neighbor’s sale.

The lady having the sale said she had been super busy that day and sold a lot of things. It must pay to be the only yard sale in town on a stinkin’ hot day. She had a blue and white transferware plate that I happily paid $2 for.

 The plate is from Liberty Blue, part of their Historic Colonial Scenes series. This scene is Washington at Valley Forge.

All in all for the short time we were out and the few places we shopped, I think I found some hot deals on a hot day.

I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, 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, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?



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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13 Responses to Hot Deals on a Hot Day

  1. Hey Tammy!

    Even in the heat, you seem to find great treasures!

    Janet xox

  2. antheam says:

    It’s so funny to hear about hot weather, whilst we’re in the middle of a cold winter. I still brave the wet weather for thrifting finds, though. I love your squirrel, he’s so cute!

  3. Em says:

    Cute squirrel! It’s stormy here so I would love some of your sunshine.

    E 🙂

  4. Yes! You did well. I love what you found and they would have been my choices too! I am such a die hard…the heat wouldn’t keep me from a good sale! 🙂


  5. Betsy says:

    You sure did score big! I would have grabbed that creamer and sugar right off the shelf, such a great deal too. Love the pretty plate and that squirrel is adorable.

  6. That is so great that the squirrel you went in for was still there! We didn’t have many garage sales either when it was super hot, luckly it has cooled off here.

    Thanks so much for you visit to my blog and for your great comment. I never thought that I would be able to part with any off it, but I just keep finding more and more.

    I hopw you will come back again soon!

    🙂 Michelle

  7. laura says:

    wooohhhooo I love all the treasures you found! nice job hitting a sale with A/C–we don’t have A/C in Alaska and it always freezes me.

  8. Love the Liberty Blue plate. Hope that you’ll continue to look for them to find enough to set a table with them. They’ll be marvelous for Independence Day…Thanksgiving…so many wonderful possibilities. Thanks for stopping by my post. It means the world to know that the things that I share are useful and interesting for you. Come visit often. Cherry Kay

  9. What great finds! They all look amazing and whoever get the item that is to be a gift I am sure will be really blessed by it!!

  10. Pam says:

    Great finds. Love the squirrel. And I really hate yard sales where they don’t price things. It’s one of my pet peeves.

  11. I love that little squirrel, he’s adorable! You did good on your other finds also, cute things at great prices, that’s the best! It was 100 here today, pretty dang hot and will be the same till who knows when! Thanks for visiting!

  12. marlis says:

    Thanks for dropping in and leaving your very kind comments. I love your new treasures.. the squirrel and the sugar and creamer are wonderful. You made quite the find with the transferware plate. xo marlis

  13. Barbara F. says:

    I love that squirrel! great finds. Tammy! xo

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