Wednesday, May 5, 2010

100 Mile Yard Sale May 1st


It's Thrifty Thursday @ Tales of Bloggeritaville . Don't forget to head over there and check it out. But first, here are some of my thrifty purchases from last Saturday at the "100 Mile Yard Sale".
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These 2 cookbooks (+ a paperback novel) and this great Peter Pan tumbler -- my new favorite water glass -- was my 1st purchase of the day and set me back all of $1.

These other 2 cookbooks cost me $1 each. I also got a box of 28 magazines - Gourmet, Eating Well & Better Homes & Gardens - for $2. (And yes, I'm reading them right away and passing them on!)



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We stopped at this this one century home where the owners had an antique shop in the barn at one time. They had some great stuff for even greater prices. This table full cost me $10: a stemmed beer glass, colorful plate, 2 bowls & matching plates (isn't that pattern and color great!), a Santa candy dish, bunny & cart ornament, new spatula, this wonderful antique flour sifter, a really unique measuring "cup" with measuring "spoons" in the lid, and a really pretty yellow footed glass dish (which currently holds glass sand-beads & shells). *
Another stop was at a tiny little church in Western Shore. They didn't have a lot (at least, not by the time I got there), but they had good prices. I got a mini stepper machine for $3, brand new double-sized fleece sheets (a must when you host students from warmer climates) for $10, and these 2 cute Xmas candles for 50 cents each (only one works consistently!).
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I couldn't pass up these little chicken salt & pepper shakers for $1. And one of the chefs cost me 10 cents at a yard sale, while the other one was 69 cents at Value Village (later that day).*
My final purchase was a novelty item that really appealed to me. These are plastic crow clothespins for 50 cents. Cute huh! I'm not sure how I'll use them, but they're too unique to actual put on the clothesline.*
How exciting! The beginning of yard sale season here on the south shore!


15 comments:

Gail said...

Mine kind of treasures! I wish I could have been there.

knitwit said...

Those floral bowls and matching plates are AWESOME! I love checking out your thrifty finds. I didn't brave the yard sales last weekend because we got snow here! Now I'm itching to get out there!

Patti said...

I love the crow clothespins - too cute! i would love to go to the 100 mile GS, sounds like lots of fun - lucky you!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What fun! I'm looking forward to having lots of free time this summer to shop the sales

Sue said...

The chef s/p shakers are just too cute, as are those crazy crow clothes pins!
:-) Sue

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Those crows are ADORABLE!!!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Leigh, Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Marie said...

What a lot of goodies you picked up Sandy! You always find the neates things!!! Know what I would use those clothespins for? I would use them to hold up some curtains on a special window. Oh my but that would be soooo cute!!!

Anita said...

As always you've managed to find some real treasures. I can't wait till people around here start doing yard sales!

Splurgie said...

100 miles! I would have wanted to paw through every mile of it. You found great treasures.

Eva Gallant said...

All kinds of goodies there!

Terra said...

What wonderful bargains and how fun to have the 100 mile yard sale available. Like you, I do love a bargain!

Maureen said...

I want to go to a 100 mile yard sale! Boohoo! Love that sifter.

See Mom Smile said...

Fun. Fun. Fun. Love yard sales.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Sounds like a great sale and a lot of great treasures!

stampernancy@hotmail.com said...

I have a large box of magazines in need of a new home - let me know if you would like them - I am here in Bridgewater - Nancy LeB