Between the Rain Drops

The call was for a nice, but blustery day with a chance of rain in the afternoon. What actually happened? It rained and stopped and rained and stopped and rained and stopped. And it was cold in addition to being damp. Many of the brave souls who had advertised their yard sales still had them, although most were moved into garages.
Our first stop was an inside sale which had been quite busy already. I was happy to find a red batter bowl, some heart-shaped Polish pottery bowls, and some nice hard-cover cookbooks all in excellent, like-new, condition. This couple was moving to another part of the county and had arranged for a service organization to come pick up whatever was unsold after their sale. If anything remained at the end of the day the service organization was making out because they had quality items.
You know I love a church sale, so I was delighted to see a sign for one as we travelled through a neighboring town toward yet another town’s advertised sales. We decided to stop on the way back through and am I glad we did. By the time we arrived, the rain was coming down in buckets but the church sale was inside so it was nice and dry.
Upon entering, the church ladies handed me a big bag and said fill it up for $3. Now that I can do! I was also so pleased to see the sweet familiar face of a co-worker among the gathered church ladies. She brightens up any day!
I filled one $3 bag and then got another. My goodies included these
two hand-crafted felt bunny silhouette pillows. Won’t they look great displayed at Easter? I imagine the same person created the folksy bird pillow, too.
A stack of five Homer Laughlin plates. I don’t know the pattern name, but I love the colors in the flowers and the detail of the edging on these plates.
I picked up several cut glass pieces which caught my eye, as well as some baking pans.
This metal container would be beautiful filled with a fall arrangement. I will be thinking about what I can put into this to make it display worthy.
 I added a box of jewelry to my bag. The circles of pearls caught my eye first.
 An instant Polaroid camera was for added to my bag, too. I need to find some film to see if this one still works. I also picked up a set of Sterlilite vintage plastic plates and cups, a box of sewing items, as well as an Irish-made cup and saucer. I just love church sales!
At individual yard sales (which ended up in garages) throughout town I found a new damask table cloth and napkins, a Wedgwood Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit plate, a Kate Williams Global Design child’s plate and bowl set featuring bunnies (this reminded me of Good Night, Moon) and some placemats and napkins.
The last stop of the day was at a sale which was on its second day. There were lots of vintage items here. The daughter and granddaughter of a woman who recently sold her home out of state and moved into assisted living closer to them were holding the sale. Most of the vintage items were marked at resale prices but it was still fun to look through them. I did find some treasures within my price range (cheap).
These Kirk and Stieff pewter salt and peppers were on the rain-soaked table for $1. I just liked their look and didn’t know of the maker until I got them home.
In the garage I found a Schmid Peter Rabbit music box for $2. It plays “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” when wound.
Along the bunny theme, I also picked up this little brown bunny for $1. I just liked his sweet look. When I got him home, I discovered he is a Hummel bunny. Now that is sweet!
I found two sets of vintage poinsettia napkin rings, a little chippy, but still pretty for $2. They are displayed on one of the glass pieces I picked up at the church sale I told you about earlier.
Finally, I added these vintage Bovine salt and pepper shakers to my treasures. The mother and daughter were happy to see that Grandmother’s purple cows had a new home. They have no markings, just the sweetest expressions. Would you have taken them home with you, too?
Sometimes it pays to get a little wet when thrifting. It was a very successful day between the rain drops. Thanks for stopping by.

I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, 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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25 Responses to Between the Rain Drops

  1. Barbara F. says:

    Hi Tammy, boy did you score really big! What great items, my favorites are the red pitcher bowl, the Homer Laughlin plates and the two little cows at the end. I’d love to go to any yard sale with you, you have a knack for finding the best ones. I have that Paula Deen cookbook. xo

  2. Glad the rain did not get in your way, looks like you found a lot of great items. I am loving that red batter bowl. The jewelry is fabulous!

  3. I haven’t seen that many good deals in a long while! You really did score! So many great items I can’t begin to choose my fav! Maybe those really cute bunny pillows or that fabulous jewelry…oh I know, the Hummel Bunny! Great day my friend! hugs, Linda

  4. truefinds says:

    One good thing about running estate sales is that I get to stay inside when it rains. It’s true, though, that rain scares weak shoppers away sometimes. Thanks for sharing your finds. I would love to know how much you pay for your purchases.

  5. gina says:

    Oh, love the Hummel bunny. He really is sweet! Love the bunny pillows too.

  6. Hey Tammy,
    Great haul! I have those same Homer Laughlin plates and the bunny plates…love them!

    Janet xox

  7. Patricia says:

    I think the plates are my favorites. I like that edge, too. But I also like the pillows and all your bunnies. Great finds.

  8. You had a fabulous week! Love those HL plates, and the vintage jewelry, and the bunny, and, well, everything! ; 0

  9. Vic says:

    Love the cushions, but the cows look like pepper & pepper!

  10. Oh you found Polish pottery! Lucky you. Love everything that you found this week.❤

  11. Karen Albert says:

    Tammy I cannot believe all of your great finds!! Bravo!

    I would love your thoughts on my Autumn decor so far, oh and I have a new giveaway as well!


    Art by Karena

  12. Karen G says:

    Wow, you did amazing this weekend. I love that basket. Any wire basket I see out thrifting is mine.

    The vintage jewelry is fantastic as well. My Mom had the bottom piece. Wonder if she still does?.

  13. Laurie says:

    Oh, I love your Homers! I just love the ones with embossed edges like that!

  14. laurie says:

    Oh Wow! I would have bought almost every single thing you bought – especially at those prices! I love those bunny pillows, and the H.L. china is gorgeous. Great looking silver s/p shakers too. You really had a great day. I hate to say it, but I’m a little jealous of all of your wonderful bargains? laurie

  15. Lots of fun finds Tammy! Love the napkin rings. They are so bright and cheery! And I have the same H.L. dishes. You can use s many different colors with them. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!

  16. Those cows are the sweetest little things! I would definitely have scooped those up! Great finds. This is my first time visiting your blog (found you from Coastal Charm), are you by chance a fan of vintage Pyrex? That is what I can’t resist.

  17. Dolly says:

    I love your finds.

  18. Pam says:

    Lots of great finds. Church sales are my favorite. And you can’t beat a bag full for $3.00.

  19. Wow! Great finds — you are one skilled seeker of goods.

    I’ll bet you can find red nail polish that will match those chipped poinsettia napkin rings, and just do tiny touchups. Nail enamel lasts SO well, and will have a nice shiny finish to match the original.


  20. Sarah Coller says:

    These are great! I especially love the poinsettia napkin rings!

    Have a great weekend!


  21. Christine says:

    I spotted your Polish pottery bowls on top. I have a big collection. You really find a lot of treasures, Tammy. I have those same pewter S & P shakers. Looks like you are ready for Easter, love your bunny finds and such good prices on everything….Christine

  22. Wow what finds. I would have got most of them. I do have a lot of cute stuff from a thrift shop nearhere. They tell me I am thrir best custumer haha but they do price them right because they know I am on ss.I love the cute tablescapes but love seeing everyones creations.thanks for stopping by.

  23. Pom Pom says:

    You found so many wonderful things! I love the BP music box and the silver salt and pepper shakers!

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  25. sharie says:

    the homer laughlin dishes. my grandmother got a set for her wedding present back 1930

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