Sunday, June 05, 2011

{she scores!}

This past weekend was a huge yard sale extravaganza in our town. Actually, there were yard sales on US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis...the world's largest yard sale to be exact. Crazy, huh?

My mother-in-law and I decided to brave some of the sales that were going on near her neighborhood, and I'm so glad we did. Not only was it a gorgeous morning, but I scored two amazing finds, and only spent $4 total.

My first find came in at a whopping $1 and will make a huge impact in our dining room as a chandelier...


Awesome drum shade, right? I love the grass cloth texture and it is in perfect condition. I'm hoping we can either use a cord kit with it, or eventually hard wire it over our dining table. 


My remaining $3 was spent on a very cool set of vintage melamine dinnerware in a great shade of yellow...


I love that they are toddler friendly, and that they will bring out the yellow in our dining room chair fabric...once I tackle the rest of those staples.



After scoring these deals I definitely see more yard sale-ing on my Saturdays this summer!

Have you scored anything on your thrifting/yard sale-ing adventures lately? I would love to hear about it!


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19 comments:

melania said...

Oh yard sales!!! When we were in New England last year I remember driving past so many. I felt bad about getting my husband to stop all the time, so I don't think we actually checked any out! Ah, well. Well done for braving the crowds!

SixBalloons said...

Great cup handle detail on those pieces! And that is a beautiful lampshade, I hope you show us what the final chandelier or lamp looks like.

karlyn Jackson said...

love the yellow melamine, looks like it's in great condition.

DearHelenHartman said...

The call it mellow yellow - what a happy find... just like finding your blog from Apron Thrift Girl! Am off to follow you - can't wait to see what else you find this summer.

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Love your finds! Those dishes are wonderful.
I just had a great "haul" at a local sale on Friday. Check it out here:
http://handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com/2011/06/best-garage-sale-ever.html
Have a great day!

Nicky said...

love, love your finds... totally jealous! They are going to look fabulous in your home... ;-)
Nicky

linda said...

The yellow melamine is great!

Alyss said...

Dang! That's grand theft! I can't believe you found those treasures for so cheap. Have fun with them. :)

Kelly said...

your finds are great! i hopped over from life made lovely.

Miss Creativity said...

Hello and what a lovely find. We do not have yard sales here in the Uk but after reading all about yours I think perhaps its time I started the trend but as we have a lot of rain in the North West it may get a bit soggy.
Nice meeting you via her librarys adventures.
Take care, keep safe, be happy
Beverley xx

Jami said...

great finds!

tammylovesdishes said...

Great find on those melamine yellow dishes. $3 is incredible. Way to go!
Tammy

Van said...

Love that lamp shade, the cloth texture is beautiful. Make sure you take photos when it's re-purposed!

PaisleyJade said...

Drooling over that cute yellow set!!

Joi said...

These are great! I am going to start frequenting yard sales! I know I would love them! Thanks for the link on over, M!

ness said...

Wow! Great deals!! I love that drum lamp shade!

mandi said...

Those dishes! I love the color and the fluid shape- such a great find!

Might I ask- where did you find your sofa? It's pretty much perfect.

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

Thanks Mandi! The sofa is from thefoundary.com - it was a great deal.

SweetSara said...

I don' t yardsale often (maybe twice a year), but I love local consignment shops and Foster's in the depot district. Foster's has some amazing finds.

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