Many of us follow Rhoda’s fabulous blog, Southern Hospitality for many reasons. Mondays are especially a fun day to see the bargains she has scouted out in her area, mostly at garage sales. It’s amazing how many darling things in her home have come from garage sales.
My most recent finds came from a couple of different places. I was just about to leave my house when my friend Susan sent a text telling me if I was out and about I really should go check out this particular yard sale. It was quite a distance from my home but I was going to my floral supply place and it wasn’t terribly far from this yard sale. And plus ~~~ Susan said “It’s right up your alley, you WON’T be sorry!” Sounds intriguing, huh?
So not giving much thought that I am very spur of the moment and don’t have a lot of will power, I purchased what I needed at the supply house ~~ a nice bundle of fresh six foot long crazy/wild curly willow and a good sized box of floral picks, some containers, some fall ribbon, silks, etc. I opened up the back of my SUV ~~ realizing at this point I was still carrying around two good sized boxes of faux poinsettias I had purchased for our church. I needed a key to the storage room where these were going and therefore, I had been driving all over town for days, toting these boxes around. Do you know where I’m going with this? My car was full, but only expected to find a plate or two at the sale.
I had way too much fun at the yard sale! PLUS! It happened to be right across the street where my daughter works. She recently rented an apt. she has been trying to decorate. She’s had me on the lookout for a desk for her. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera along. I wish I could show you ALL the temptations that were in store for me and Jamie. This lady actually dealt in antiques and had decided it was time to get rid of a large amount of her treasures that she stored in her garage.
Jamie met me at the sale and spotted this old mirror for $10. Yes, it’s rather shabby chic but we are thinking of painting it burndt orange and it will be oh so cute! I did not get a picture of the vintage desk complete with newly replaced crystal door pulls and a shabby chic chair, slightly painted with an old needlepoint chair cushion. CUTE!
I dropped it off at her apt. therefore, no picture. Sorry. Here’s a pitiful picture of the mirror.
The next group of pictures are things I found for me. I believe this little pedestal table is actually a smoker’s stand. The door pulls open and has beautiful detailing.
I found a fall pitcher that is so pretty. I can’t decide if I should sell it with a fall faux arrangement or if I will keep it for myself! The blue Christmas plate was Free! It’s an Avon plate dated with the year my oldest daughter was born. I’ll give it to her. The little bowl to the right was also free and matches thrift store dinner plates I have, so couldn’t pass it buy.
Couldn’t resist this little sugar bowl that also matches my dinner plates.
It was all quite a challenge fitting a desk, chair, small table, and a variety of odds and ends into my already filled SUV! Oh, wouldn’t you know it, I was also carrying one grandchild’s car seat. Luckily I didn’t have all three with me! With careful packing and lots of help from the yard sale lady’s husband, it all fit. I was nervous the curly willow would break, but it was so fresh, it was quite pliable. Again, I wish I had had my camera so you could see the sight!
Next comes an item again through Susan! She is really a good friend to me. She was at an estate sale and told me about a nice coffee table that had started off at $180 and because it was the final hours of the last day, it had been marked down to $40! She assured me it was cute and I could sell it in a garage sale if I didn’t like it. I was really in need of a new one, so took her word for it. As we were bringing it in, drawers separately, we saw the Drexel markings. We thought it was a nice table, and this confirmed it.
I placed it on papers in my entry til I had a moment to clean it up. CUTE??
Finally, below are my Friday’s finds at Goodwill.
There were only five of these plates at 99 cents each, but these are Ironstone dishes made in England by Johnson Bros. I would love to find more. Anyone know anything about these? When I googled, it looks like they might be called “Independence”.
Here’s the back. The flash causes it to be whited out.
On the same trip I found this gorgeous teapot set, complete with sugar and creamer! Isn’t the shape really, really fun? Just so interesting to me.
These don’t go with the set, but couldn’t resist adding to my cart….
Here they are all together:
It was a good week thrifting over on 47th Street! Thanks for taking a look at my most recent bargains.