OR, how to spend $40 and change in 2 short hours.
Some of you know me pretty well and figured out that after that patio was finished, I wouldn’t rest until I had it really looking good. And you’re right! I had $40 stashed for yardsales and I jumped up this a.m. and looked through the yardsales in the paper, quickly spotting one right here in my neighborhood, one street over. Turns out they go to our church and I’ve actually met one of the girls at a Bible study awhile back. So, I spent my first $30 here and boy, was it productive.
This solid teak table and chairs was $20. The guy told me that if I pressure washed this, the natural wood would come right back out and all I have to do is put a coat of poly on it for protection. He said that teak doesn’t stand up well in the hot sun, but I’m going to put this set under the deck. So, that will be a project for me to do when we get back from vacation. Now, that was a big score!
All this came from the same yardsale. Cute white shabby chic birdcage was $3, which I don’t really need, but I will probably put it in my cottage guestroom. It was too cute to pass up.
Large iron piece was $2 and I’ll put it outside under the deck somewhere.
Old vintage planter was $2. This will be a patio piece too, I think.
Old iron teacart was $3 and I’ll do something cute with this.
Then, I went to a moving sale that I saw in the paper that sounded promising and oh my gosh, did this sale have a LOT of stuff. It was advertised as a shopoholic and Christmas lover and let me tell ya, it was. I wasn’t really in the mood to shop for Christmas, so I only picked up a few little things. This nice iron plant holder was $1. I have a hummingbird feeder that I need to hang up and this will be perfect for it. The little birdie Welcome sign was $1.
All these magazines were free at the 2nd sale. I really don’t need anymore magazines, but these will be great beach reading material and they were FREE.
I had just printed out some things yesterday and said to myself that I needed to find a hole punch to put them in a binder. And as usually happens with me, I find one at a yardsale. This was $1. Those little finds just thrill me, cause I would hate to have to pay retail for things like this.
Green sparkly birds were $2, brand new in the box from Homegoods. This is the only Christmas thing I bought.
And last but not least, a pretty Alabama plaque which my hubby will love for $5. It will go in his office.
My BIG giveaway post is tomorrow, since we leave for the beach, so come back for that! I couldn’t resist showing y’all all these goodies I found today.
The Old Painted Cottage says
What a great score! I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip and I can’t wait to hear all about it when you return. In the meantime, Seas The Day..
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home says
I can’t believe that birdcage was only $3!!!!! Oh my…you could sell that for so much more!
Wow! I just came across your blog and when I saw yardsales I just had to look at it. i love yard sells and the goodies you can find. I am new to you but I will visit again.
Mercy that was the Mother of all yard sales! My daughter bought a tea-cart in teak at a yardsale once. It was perfect. DD left it outside two years and got bad looking. She got some teak oil from Lowes or Home Depot and it looks new again.