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.
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?