Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Week-long Yard Sale

This was a sale of things left over from an antique store or flea market. Their many things were left out all week long (even in the rain - yikes!) and were half of the marked price...

I bought this chair for $2! Ok, so some people can't believe that I actually PAID for this chair, but my oldest dd literally said, "Oh that's gorgeous!". Yes, she knows beauty...well, it WILL be beautiful after I repaint it and my mom re-covers it.

The plate was .13 and the paper placemat doilies were .13 (yes, half of .25)!

This vintage tissue box was $1, the round paper doilies were .13, and the VERY OLD and well loved hamper was $3.50. It is perfectly shabby!

This stool was $3 (my girls are using it as it is-they insisted- beside their bed), the cute vintage hankie was .25 and so was the child's gold necklace.

Just in case you haven't gotten a good look at the chair...

I have now sanded the chair and taken out the old horsehair and burlap that was covering the springs. I will show an after picture in a few weeks (hopefully).

The first time that I went to this sale I was looking at some newly embroidered pillowcases and the (older lady) seller asked if I knew how to embroider. When I said that I didn't, she insisted that she teach me, so I told her that I didn't have time that day, but I would surely be back to her sale later in the week. Well, as soon as she saw me, she had her supplies ready and started in on showing me how to embroider (I did pay a little bit of attention as I was scanning all of the new things that she had put out to sell). Just another bonus to thrifting!

3 comments:

belladella said...

I don't know whether to love or hate you :) I am so jealous of your great finds! I love that chair! I will be out yardsaling and thrifting on Saturday- perhaps will we run into one another some day. I need to get myself a little cart like yours. Tell me- where did you find that?

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Thanks Kim! I had my journalling here, but it has disappeared into the blog zone...will have to try that again!
The cart came from a church yardsale, but I painted it, and my mom sewed the cover...a joint effort!
Carmen

svelteSTUFF said...

Can't wait to see the finished chair! I'm sure it will be amazing - it has 'good bones' 8-)
I too have a 'soule cart' (as we fondly refer to it!!) - I like the idea of a 'lining'... hope you don't mind if I steal your (or your Mom's) idea!!

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