Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Everyone dreams of that perfect yard sale.
The one yard sale that gives you what you've been looking for at the most perfect price.
The Mother of All Yard Sales.

I had that yard sale last Saturday.
Oh man! The Yard Sale Gods were looking out for me!
If I had found nothing else, that would have been alright, but I found lots more and for the rest of the day, heck! The WHOLE weekend! I was floating!

First, I found this great 50's dinette table and 4 chairs. I gasped when I saw it and I hurried to get to it and check the price. No price. There were people every where and time was of the essence! I had to get it before someone else did!  I found a man that worked the yard sale and when he said it was $15 for the set ($15?!?!?), I RAN back to Andrew sitting in the van with the kids and made him get out to come and see!

"Where do we put it?" he asked me.
"I don't know! But it's yellow and it's only $15!!" I replied.
"I know, but where do we put it?" he annoyingly asked me again.
Did he not hear me? "It's yellow and $15 dollars!!!" I repeated.
I smothered him with kisses on his cheek and pleaded until he gave in!
It's mine!! Mine, mine, mine!

Of course, after we bring it home, I see how dirty the chairs are. I swear they didn't look that dirty at the yard sale. I didn't even see the dirty! All I saw was beautiful yellow chairs! Lucky for me, with a little elbow grease, some soap and water, the chairs cleaned up nicely!

Such good looking chairs! No scratches or rips in the vinyl- nothing! They are in near-perfect condition! What a find!

We also got these two metal cabinets with solid wood butcher-block counter at the same yard sale for another $15!! They are in great shape, no dents or dings, just a little dirty. Perfect for Andrew for his workshop in the garage!

Then to top off an already great day, I also find a pristine set of blue Hall/Westinghouse refrigerator dishes! These things are hard to find and when I do find them, usually at antique shops, they are for a pretty penny- $50 and up for just one dish with matching lid. Here, I found two dishes with matching lids and a casserole dish for a mere $7.00 for the whole set. Snag! I spot the green jadite coffee mug and grab that. I also spot a pre-WWII brown coffee mug "For my coffee break" and on the inside bottom of the mug "Back to work". Found a lovely set of California pottery art deco planter bookends and a Haeger hexagon planter.

At another yard sale, Andrew snapped up 5 Warner Brothers cartoon character glasses for $1 each. We have several of these but didn't have Petunia Pig and Speedy Gonzales and the guy gave us a deal if we took them all.  I'll probably sell the ones we already have on ebay or etsy.

What a great day!

On a side note, Sunday was our 7-year anniversary of living here! I'm so glad we moved out here!


barefoot gardener said...

Fabulous finds! I imagine your house as this super cool, vintage funky place. So fun!

jenny said...

Barefoot-- Hee hee hee! I WISH! We'd love to live in a cool, funky, vintage place! Maybe some day, after the kids are gone, we can really decorate like we want to! :o)