Seal the Deal

With warmer weather comes the return of yard sales! I just love this time of year. Spring holds the promise of Summer just around the corner. I am a warm weather gal. Snow and ice do not excite me one bit, unless the ice is in the sweet iced tea I’m drinkin’ on a warm summer afternoon.

My yard sale chauffeur extraordinaire, aka my dear husband, grabbed the wheel and off we went this past Saturday. When a yard sale advertises it is selling “Grandma’s stuff”, I am there. This was our first stop of the day. They did indeed have a driveway full of Grandma’s stuff. Someone had spent some time online, too, getting prices for Grandma’s stuff. A single vintage suitcase was $80. Thanks, but no thanks. I was fortunate to find a few things within my price comfort zone.

This little beret-wearing red seal was too cute to leave behind. His nose is a little dis-jointed, but otherwise, he is in great condition. Does anyone recognize him? I can’t place him and would love to know if he looks familiar to you.

This isn’t the best picture, but I wanted you to see his darling little red bow tie.

I also found a vintage box of Parker Brothers Double Pick Up Sticks. I was excited to find this at such a reasonable price.

And lastly I found this glass pitcher with a label that says Krosno Poland. I liked both the size and shape of this heavy pitcher. This might be one of the products sold at Crate and Barrel, but I’m not sure about that. I can picture this beauty in future tablescapes, serving  warm maple syrup for pancakes and waffles or warm lemon sauce for gingerbread.

We were disappointed at the other sales we attended. We did a lot of driving through a very upscale neighborhood looking for their “community” yard sales. It appeared that only a handful of the community got the memo. I did enjoy seeing the lovely homes with their extensive landscaping, swimming pools and tennis courts so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.

I’ll leave you with pictures of a chest of drawers that I rescued from the curb of my neighbor. It is a nice old chest with dove-tailed joints. I will give it a good scrub and then it will be a test subject for my first venture into the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint world of painting. I think she will be a gorgeous piece once I finish with her.

The drawer pieces need to be reassembled and glued. Even the sides of this piece have nice added detail.

Not bad for free!

I plan to visit the following parties. I hope you have a chance to do so as well:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Southern Hospitality’s Thrifty Treasures, 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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9 Responses to Seal the Deal

  1. Verna says:

    I love the pitcher, it is lovely. The chest you rescued is gorgeous, can’t wait to see it after you paint it!

  2. emmel says:

    I like all the items you found!

  3. Paulette says:

    I have always wanted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but as you know I am not crafty. You will have to do a show and tell when you get the dresser looking amazing. I like the pitcher – of course I like anything from Poland. Enjoy your rummage sales, ours rummage sale season hasn’t started yet.❤

  4. marina says:

    great finds! the seal is adorable

  5. thriftaholic says:

    Super adorable seal, I’m glad you rescued him, he reminds me of the 1960s/70s Dream Pets line. It’s too bad about the garage sale, I’ve been to sales where people have the audacity to tape a print out from ebay to the item!

  6. Deb H. says:

    GREAT JOB ON THE CURB-SIDE chest of drawers find, Tammy! You are going to love, love, love the ASCP and don’t be surprised if it becomes your new-found addiction! But that is a good thing – You will have even more places to store all of your treasures!

  7. Melody says:

    Hi Tammy! great finds! Can’t wait to see the finished c

  8. Betsy says:

    Looks like it was a good day despite the high prices of Grandma’s stuff. The dresser is an amazing find, their loss is your gain. Can’t imagine abandoning this beauty. Love it!

  9. laurie says:

    I don’t know anything about the seal, but he is a cutie, and what a lovely and unique pitcher. I would have grabbed up those pick up sticks too. Looks like they weren’t played with much. Great finds, but the curb-side find is amazing! Free is always the best, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. laurie

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