Let’s get started early today! We are having our small group from church over for a cookout this evening and just had 2 days of the worst thunderstorms we’ve had ALL year! Where oh where is the sunshine?! Oh well, we are gonna cook those hamburgers regardless, inside or out.
We had severe thunderstorms on Friday night and woke up to more rain on Saturday morning (which we were needing, thank the Lord!), so we didn’t try to go to the berry festival. I hate it for them though, as I’m sure the rain kept a lot of people away for their big event. We sure enjoyed it last year. So, I did manage to go to 2 big sales that were in my vicinity, between the rain.
Adding more to my white dish collection, I found 4 of these beautiful scrolly-edged dinner plates and 2 salad plates for $4. I just love how these look. They have a little brown/beige pattern interspersed with the white and I thought they were just adorable, very vintagey. They aren’t marked on the back at all, so I have no idea who made them, but they look pretty old.
I really love old bottles and bottles that have pretty and interesting shapes. These were $1 for both of them. I’m sure the one on the right is pretty old, not sure about the other one.
And this is the first time I’ve scored on vintage Christmas ornaments. These silvered ones were $1 for all. They will work perfectly with all my other silver and mercury glass collection next Christmas. Ha! I can see my reflection in one of them.
I visited an antique mall in Gardendale recently (suburb of Birmingham and I’ll share that outing later) and found a couple more white ironstone pieces for my growing white dish collection. These are the size of a sugar and creamer, did not come together, but look like they totally could have been a matched set. They were $1 each, very affordable and I just love the shape of them.
This one has some cute little feet and I think I’ll put a little plant in it and maybe do a grouping of plants in white planters.
And this little creamer was too cute to pass up either. I love the simplicity of these old pieces and I can even see the paint drip marks on this old piece of pottery.
And from a yardsale near my neighborhood a couple weeks ago, I scored this little black floral beauty of a tole platter for $10. I have a small collection of these black ones and this makes the 3rd that I’ve found at a yardsale. Soft and delicate pink flowers.
I put it at the top of the stairs.
By the antique mirror.
Did ya’ll get out this weekend? Hope the weather was better for you and you found some treasures.
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And if you really want to be inspired with outdoor entertaining yardsale finds, go over and visit my friends, Sandy and Meredith to see what all they have found for their outdoor entertaining on a shoestring.