Yay! It is finally yard sale season again. This season is bittersweet for me this year as I’m trying to cut back on my treasures. Yes, we are doing some major de-cluttering at the house so it will be more thoughtful treasures that make their way home this year. It is too hard to give up treasure hunting all together, so I must learn to make fewer and wiser purchases when I find those treasures.
I have bypassed quite a few yard sales since the season began. I couldn’t pass up the estate sale held by one of my bridesmaids. The estate sale was at the home where she grew up; I just knew there would be a treasure waiting for me. I found the lovely 5-cup International Silver Company silver-plated candelabra at the sale. I really like the size of this; it will fit into a tablescape quite nicely.
I also picked up a treasure for the husband of my friend, “S”, who collects Las Vegas items. I thought he would like this for his collection.
This bunny was just too cute to leave behind. He will be added to my office decorations for use next year. He held a treat inside – a Maisto red 1956 Ford Thunderbird die-cast car.
And lastly, you know I can’t pass up vintage sewing stuff and buttons! This vintage Ritz cracker tin filled to the brim with sewing goodies was in a box marked $1 which also included lots of thread and other sewing items.
I think I did very well for $4.50 total. Some treasures to keep, some to gift, and a few extra sewing items will be donated. And the best treasure of all, I got to see my sweet bridesmaid, who hasn’t changed a lick in all these many years…still as lovely inside and out as always.
I hope to visit the following parties, and hope you will too, at Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?
Wow, that’s quite a steal! I love the candelabra…Christine
Great stuff! I am totally envious of that big tin of sewing stuff. I am trying to be more thoughtful with my purchases too! This junk hunting is a hard habit to cut back on.
You just had to shell out $4.50?!??!?!!! SCORE!!!
Our neighborhood garage sale begins next week, but I have absolutely nothing to contribute. I am too in love with everything I have!!! 🙂 I hope you find lots of goodies!!!!!!! Have a great week and have a blast out there on the garage sale circuit!!!!