We went yard sale-ing last Sunday and also stopped at an indoor Flea Market in Hancock, Md, about an hour drive from home. It's a great little place to stop at, with a pizza place and an antique mall next door. I've only just took the time to go through the bags and boxes of goodies and took pictures before I put them away in their new homes.
This is a lovely salt-glazed ceramic cookie jar that I picked up for $5 at a yard sale. Absolutely perfect condition and just needed a wash!
Here is a MINT set of Pyrex refrigerator dishes. I have not seen such a perfect set and they look like they were never used! I have a bunch of these and use them not only for leftovers, but to store buttons and craft things. I picked up the set for $5 at the same yard sale as the cookie jar!
Here is a jumble of odds and ends from an Old Man's house. Picked up a nifty little suitcase ($.50) that I plan to re-line with new fabric and use for storage. Some various linens: a green sheet ($.50) I will tear into strips for a rag rug, vintage race car curtains ($.50) that I will hem and put into the garage for Hubby's shop area (I showed the curtains to Hubby's Mom and she said Hubby had the exact same set in his room as a little boy!! Cool!), and a cute plaid tablecloth ($1). 2 vintage PEZ dispensers ($.10 each) that Hubby and I both collect and starting to amass quite a collection of. Jar of buttons and a great heavy glass bowl with lid and more buttons ($3). The cutest pair of daisy S&P shakers! ($1) A cool vintage recipe card box for $.25 and a lonely aluminum pepper shaker that the Old man tossed in for free.
Here are some old stove burner grates that I plan to convert into trivets. Glue a little cork on the bottoms and voila! Picked these up for $1 apiece.
And finally, some cute ceramics-- A puppy waiting by the mailbox planter for $1 and a duck creamer for $.25.
I love yard sale-ing and this weekend is the 450 mile-long yard sale in Tennessee through Alabama on RT 127. Hubby and I wish, wish, WISH we could go, but time and money is a factor. Maybe next year... sigh. We think it'll be a little easier not to have the girls along with us because 450 miles of yard sales equal a lot of walking and getting in and out of the car. I don't know about you, but buckling and unbuckling 3 car seats every 15 minutes would be a pain in the ass. We would be better off arranging Grandparents to babysit for a weekend so Hubby and I would be free to shop and have more room in the car to load up bargain buys! In the meantime, our local paper has a long list of yard sales for today and tomorrow so we will be happy making the rounds here. We already went out this morning and found some great stuff! Educational books to stock the Home School Library; small puzzles for the puzzle-fiend in Oldest; a nifty, vintage child's picnic basket for Middle; a toy vacuum cleaner and popper for Youngest; a train car for Hubby's model trains and a whole box of Fire King dishes for $1! Whoo-hoo! Can't wait to see what tomorrow's yard sales bring!