Monday, April 4, 2011

Opening Day Yard Sale Finds

Play ball!  My son went to the Oakland A's opening day game on Friday, and I went to the opening day yard sales.  That's how I felt Friday morning when I headed out the door.  Spring is in the air and brought us some much needed sunshine and warmer temperatures last week.  We've had sales here and there all winter, but now that I don't have to wear a jacket and make my way through the fog, it's time to play....

I'm loving this old game board with its vibrant colors.  The books are in real bad shape, but the price was right and they have great graphics.   I think the enamel bowls might need to be planted.

Just enough chippiness.  Is that a word? 

This old picnic basket is in great shape except for the leather around the strap.  A big shell, jewelry, beads, and this silver dish make me a happy player.

I bought four more of these glass tubes full of old beads, but these were the only ones that didn't roll off the patio table and break.  I finally gave up trying to separate the beads from the broken glass. 

Yummy old trim.  I was told the brown trim is from the 40's, over 12 yards of it. 

I love this sweet old doll furniture.  They had a huge box full of little furniture, but unfortunately most of it was broken beyond repair.  After picking through the entire box, these four pieces were the only ones worth buying.  The bed even has a little mattress, mattress cover, and sheet under the crocheted top.

Do I have a bed theme going on here?  This vintage cast iron crib was too good to pass up.  Such a deal.  I think I'll prop those side rails up vertically and use them for display in my booth.  Lots of possibilites here.

Oops!  Almost forgot this sewing stand in the back seat of my truck.  The lid flips open and has a removable tray inside.  It's going to need some serious odor removal intervention.  I bought the carrier with the little bottles at a barn sale this weekend; the flowers were included.  I show you some pictures from the barn sale in my next post.

36 comments:

  1. Oh you too! So many of my favorite bloggetts got to go hunting this weekend and you all bagged a huge amount of awesome treasures. I love white so the enamel bowls take my heart and the picnic basket is absolutely adorable and of course iron...who doesn't love iron and in white...love it all!!! We had to stay home and work...ugh.
    Sweet Blessings, Abbey

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  2. I would say that you "hit a home run"!!! We had so many yard sales here this past weekend and I didn't find one thing!!! They were all duds here, but YOU SCORED!!!

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  3. Oh, wow, what absolutely fabulous finds!!!!!

    I had to work this weekend so no time to go out shopping . . maybe next weekend. We may go up to Plymouth. Hoping I see some yard sales along the way!!!

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  4. Oh my, you have some great thingies there. Congrats on your findings! :)

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  5. What a wonderful haul!! Love that bed frame...it will be perfect in your shop! You really did great! Wish it was time for garage sales here...just too cold yet.

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  6. Love the antique crib - I can see it in a garden somehow. Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

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  7. That doll furniture is fabulous! Love the little bedspread!

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  8. game on! you found some great stuff this weekend. love the enamel and the crib...that's lovely!...oh and the dutch ribbon, that's super awesome.

    ::found you through thrift share monday

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  9. You did score! Sorry you lost part of your bead stash. There were probably sales here this last weekend, but I did not go looking for any.

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  10. wow!
    so many gorgeous things!
    so pretty !
    take care,
    Rosa

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  11. Wow! You "scored" on this great stuff!

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  12. OMG you really did score this weekend with the yard sale finds!! My favorite is the old picnic basket!

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  13. Thanks for coming by with all your goodies...love the bed and that cute basket!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. So many treasures! The doll furniture is darling! The picnic basket is charming! And the bed frame is a real winner. You did great. I love seeing what everyone buys. It's so interesting. Thanks for visiting me at Cottage and Creek too. I really enjoyed seeing your new acquisitions. Fun stuff!
    Lynn

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  15. Good for you! Still raining/maybe snowing here so not too many sales to choose from. Including the one that was advertised but then didn't happen. Glad to know someone else is having some luck out there! :-)

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  16. wow what a great stuff you bought! I love the ribbons!

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  17. Oh, now I am sooo jealous!

    Did you ever make a haul.

    Too bad about the beads, but the silver dish is pretty awesome.

    Look at all that trim!

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm squealin'...........

    And, yes, I'm sure chippiness is a word.

    If it isn't, it should be.

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  18. Now I will begin to dream about the things you'll be making with all this...

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  19. Fabulous finds! The Friday yard sale trend needs to hit my area!

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  20. Oh, I see so many things that I would have loved to find, too! The game board is wonderful...love the little doll furniture! And those old beads and silver dish...oh my! I bought a picnic basket this week that's the same shape as yours! It's already on the top of my fridge! You did GOOD! ♥

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  21. What great finds you have here. Looks like your Opening Day was a winner for the home team. My favorite is the old crib frame. It will look great in your booth.

    Hope you are still enjoying sunshine.

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  22. Those are some fantastic finds! Loving all that trim and stuff. Boo hiss on the little glass tubes breaking. :-( I love the little tubes as much as what is usually in them. And I rarely see them. Do you find that the sales in the early spring are often the best of the year? Don't know what it is. Spring cleaning? Not quite as many people out? (And I have that same old, cup and soap holder!)

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  23. Where is your booth?!?
    Thanks.

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  24. Holy cow. Great finds. I can't wait to get into the yard sale season around here.

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  25. I don't have a booth in a mall, but I set up at various antique shows in the area. I usually have something posted on my sidebar with details on my next show. Thanks:)

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  26. Great finds. I love the game board!
    ~Heidi

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  27. I am thinking you found alot of great finds...the game board is awesome! So true about the books the sheets inside are so much fun to use. I love the sewing side table...I am sure with your touch it is going to be a masterpiece. Glad you had a great time!!!
    You just never know what you are going to find.
    smiles...Tammy

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  28. Wow, what fabulous finds you have there. Thanks for sharing. I really like the old Robin Hood books. And the basket too. Valerie

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  29. Opening weekend around here is coming soon. Next Sat are some gymnasium sales and one at the fairgrounds. Fun and warmer but not the same thrill as hitting yards and garages.
    Sorry to hear about the beads and broken glass.
    Still, you have many treasures to enjoy.

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  30. Love the game board, mini furniture, and the crib. You would have loved that estate sale we went to last Friday! hugs♥olive

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  31. SCORE! I want to LEARN how to find these great things...I never find great stuff! Beautiful things! I am FOLLOWING YOU :) I would LOVE for you to follow me:)
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  32. How do you remove odor from wood pieces? I have a wonderful drexel dresser from GW that smells awful! I've tried without success to remove the odors. Help!!!!!

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  33. I add a bar of soap to the drawers. I always used Irish Spring, but I didn't have any for the sewing stand. I used a bar of Ivory and now it's smelling fresh!!

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  35. It seems that the "good" goods are missing from sales around here these days. But maybe I'm just being much more selective, since I'm trying to get my barns cleared out. lol You certainly make out well in your shopping ventures though, Betsy.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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