Sunday, July 5, 2009

Yard Sale Fix

Having to miss yard sale day last week was not pretty.

I'm not proud of the tantrums I threw and the words that came out of my mouth, but detox is hard.

My apologies to my family.

Anyway, this Saturday I was back on the road, classified ads in hand and I feel much better now, thanks for asking. Sales over the holiday weekend were few and far between but the ones that we found were good ones and I managed to find a few goodies.

...(don't forget, you can click on pictures to get a better look)

Before we begin, this is Rudy, (mini doxie) checking things out before the photo shoot. I consult with him on all creative endeavors. Luckily, he approved. (you don't want to see what he does if he disapproves)
This cute table is one of two I bought for $3.00 total. They each have fold up leaves on the sides. The shutter was FREE (love it)! and the box on the left is a Nesco steamer, brand spankin' new, never taken out of the box, $5.00.

Ok, so I want a real wire birdcage but I haven't come across one yet. I grabbed this kinda beatup lookin wooden one to tide me over. Inside is a hand carved cardinal that my father make for me. (he's very talented, my dad I mean, not the cardinal) I'll show you some more of his carvings in another post...

And this is uncle Philip. Or so I've named him. Isn't he dapper? What I especially loved about this picture is that it's dated 1913, which is when my house was built. My plan is to leave it behind if we ever move, so when "if these walls could talk" tv show comes in, the new owners can have a grand ole time trying to trace Uncle Philip's history back to this house!

Every yard sale excursion nets me at least one pretty dish. This one I really love. Pink and Green flowers, how could I not grab it?

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.

Now I'm off to Rhoda's Southern Hospitality to check out everyone else's thrifty treasures. Hope to see you there!


  1. I've been looking for a bird cage, too! I FINALLY found a metal one at Ross that I am going to post on next week! Great finds!

  2. Love all your finds, the table is cute and I like your birdcage as well. I didn't get out this weekend so I was feeling exactly how you felt!! Next weekend for sure..I'm not missing out on any deals this time! Come visit my blog...I'm having a giveaway and it includes a little bird cage!

  3. Hello ~
    You did really well ! And your doggie approved ! I can't believe those tables - what a steal !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  4. You're funny! I feel your pain about no sales to go to. Imagine how we will feel come November. Love that little table, and how you're going to mess with the next owners of your house. Hi Rudy!

  5. Hello Bonnie - I'm new to your blog via Rhoda. Your "about me" cracked me up! hee hee. Great finds, especially that table - thank you for sharing!


  6. Good deals - love the birdcage.

  7. You found some very nice items to add to your home decor.

  8. I love the table! Great price! I totally love the idea of leaving "uncle phillip" behind when you move. You crack me up!
    You did real good!

  9. That table is a great bargain! The birdcage is adorable! LOL @ Uncle Philip! too funny!

    All in all you got some fabulous things!


  10. I do love Uncle Philip. I pick these old photos in frames up at the antique mall. Can't imagine why they end up there. But I name them as well!

  11. What a great haul. I love the photo of your dog checking things out. They have to get their sniff of new things, don't they?

  12. Great finds! I love the pink and green plate. It would look great in my if you ever tire of it.....:)

    Enoyed my visit to your blog!


  13. I also want a real birdcage, on a metal stand....just like the one my mother always had with a singing canary.
    Have a great Monday.

  14. Those tables are awesome and I love the free shutter!

  15. Hi again Bonnie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my new/old (nold?) hutch! Grasshopper?? wot? Is that some sort of blogspeak? Just kidding! lol I "ahem" have a vague recollection of that series. ;)

    You nut!


  16. Well done! My favorite thrift store is closed the whole month of July, what am I going to do with myself.

    I read the blip you wrote about yourself in the are a crack up!!! LOVE IT!