Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yard Sale Pickin's

The pickin's were a little thin the last two weekends, but I'm still a happy hunter and my garage thanks me.  I know that everyone here is relieved when I don't come home with a truck load of treasures.  After all, I have been trying to concentrate on the small stuff only (yeah, right).

I'm always looking for pretty glass bottles to dress up and fill with shells or buttons; I found all three of these at the same sale.  I was so excited when I spotted this pretty pink metal lingerie hamper.  It only had a little bit of rust on the top and bottom rims, but I was able to get most of it off with some #0000 steel wool. You can't see from this picture, but it has sweet little round feet.

I couldn't resist adding a vintage rhinestone button to the lid.

The set of dictionaries from 1952 were free; can't do any better than that.  The little silver cup and necklace were only $2.00 for both.

This necklace will be good for several repurposing projects; it's 5 1/2 feet long.  Warning:  Do not display a long necklace on a piece of coral.  Not only does it bite, but it took me several minutes to free the necklace.  So much for using it as a display.
Last but not least....ten lovely rolls of crocheting thread.  I don't crochet, but I'm thinking they'll look good in a big glass jar that I have.


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