Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I tried to be good...

I really did! I had been dreaming of a bar stool or two for the new island in my kitchen (it is also still a dream), but I put that out of my head and we hopped in the car and went to a garage sale just a few miles away on Saturday before all the birthday festivities started.

Am I ever glad we did! Tons of antique goodies were there and it was the third day of the sale! People just aren't buying around here like they used to.

This pottery piece was 1.00

necklace 50 cents

I love the detail on this piece. Did you notice the pinecone on the right hand side? It also has one on the back side.

{Can you believe I still have phlox blooming? I cut them off weeks ago and they bloomed again!}

pretty pottery vase 50 cents

love these tins my hubby spotted for me.
10 cents each

all this ribbon with lily of the valley attached to it
here and there...

...it was included in a bag of vintage lace and buttons
for 50 cents.
50 cents for little green terra cotta pot.

love this buckle that was also in the bag with the lace.

spools and spools of vintage seam binding ribbon
{and crochet thread that didn't make the picture}
2.50 for all of it

This did come with the old cardboard pieces attached
that had wonderful graphics, but I had to take it off
and get rid of it because it was very brittle.

{I know this seam binding ribbon isn't white, but just
had to include it too. Hey at least the basket is white! lol}

last but not least a book for $1.00.

I think I was very good considering all that was there. There was a large pole building and a garage full of antique items. From Christmas ornaments to old valentines to... you name it they had it! The day we went everything was half off and I spent $7.50 total. I was hoping to go back later in the day, but it just didn't happen with family in for the day. I am still very happy with what I purchased.

Happy White Wednesday # 70!

Kathleen has been doing this for quite some time now.
Be sure and visit her blog for more beautiful posts.

blessings~

21 comments:

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Wow... I would love to hit one that offers seam binding like that... You seem to have a eye for the right sales... Great finds..

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you pulled off the heist of the year mon amie! Everything is gorgeous!!! I'm jealous..yes...I AM! HAPPY WW!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi, wow, you really made a haul! Love those old tins your hubby found for you, and that lace and buckle are wonderful!... xoxo Julie Marie

Irene said...

I'm coveting you hubby, It would be cold day in H... that my hubby would accompany me to a such an awesome event. I think it's time for an upgrade.

Ozma of Odds said...

...Sandi you hit the booty bounty with the vintage seam binding ribbon!!! ~ love the metal tins filled with vintage lace, and that buckle!!
Happy day for you, I'd say that was one cheap date :) LOL!! Hope he bought a fabo lunch for you!
xo, Rosemary

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those are some wonderful finds! I love the vintage seam binding!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sandi, I can't believe any of this was not grabbed the first day of the sale! You got some great things. Love the tins, lace, book..really everything.
Hugs, Sherry

Lady Farmer said...

I would have paid that for the seam binding alone ~ or probably for one spool! What amazing finds, Sandi!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow Sandy....you did good! I love it all! How come I never find yard sales like that? I guess that's why I enjoy the thrill of the hunt so much. Happy White Wednesday.

Lori Lynn said...

I'm jealous that you still have Phlox. Mine are long gone!
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Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Wow! Can't beat that price for so many wonderful treasures! It would be hard to be good at such a great sale!

Hugs!
Lori

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy WW Sandi!!!

I spy a vintage book ~ love it!!

Angela said...

I'm trying so hard not to feel envious!! What wonderful treasures!

Faye said...

Awesome treasures! What a find on the seam binding! Would I love to find a sale like that here!

Happy WW!

(wildrosevintage)

Jan said...

love all this vintage goodness!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Those are the BEST kind of garage sales. You made some wonderful finds!! It's so hard to find anything around here for the awesome prices you got!!
Way to go!
Patricia :o)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a haul! Can't wait to see the treasures you'll create with all that seam binding! Love the cream bowl with the pinecones on it, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ellen said...

Hi Sandi,

I had to stop in and say hello to you and wow! I love your treasure hunting events. You found some amazing things! Love the necklace and pottery.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and prayers you've been sending my way. Saying thank you pales in comparison as to how heartfelt it truly is. You are such a blessing to me and I am so thankful for you and your sincere heart.

xoxo,
Ellen

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You were very good... anything under 10 bucks is great! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those vintage tins and the vintage book... great finds!
xo ~ Jo

vicki said...

oh my gosh - oh my gosh - you made a fabulous haul! Love every one of your treasures! The photos are great - as always - you are going to have some serious crafting fun really soon!

Vicki

June said...

Oh my goodness Sandi...are you kidding me!!! All of this for 7.50???
The seam binding was such find...it all was. I have got to move to Mich!!! .
hugs