Oh. My! It was another fun-fun yardsale day on Saturday. I hit the road about 7:15 a.m. & only went to 5 sales, but found some wonderful stuff. I’ll start again with the things I saw, but passed up, so you can drool along with me. If I had a bundle of money to spend, I’d buy more & share with all my friends, cause I’m sure someone would want these things. The first pic is at one house, 2 old rockers for $75 each. I think that’s probably a good price for something like that.
Same sale, some iron planters for $10 each.
More concrete & wooden planters. You can see the prices on these if you enlarge the pic. Several of you have asked about me taking pics at the yardsales & the reactions of the homeowners. Most of them don’t say anything, they are sometimes too busy with other people to pay attention. I do tell people if they ask that I have a blog & I’m sharing with my readers all about my yardsale adventures. They don’t usually say anything at all & I just snap away!
This oak table & chairs was marked at $200, which was probably quite good, as I think this set is older & solid oak.
All these pillows were $1.00 each.
Antique china & you can see the price on this set.
Wine table was $10.
Plates, silver & glassware, very reasonable. 3 blue/white plates for $8….not bad.
Lamps & a cute oval wicker coffee table.
I just about cried over this blue toile chair for $45. I just couldn’t justify buying it, although I sure wanted to! It would have looked SO good with my French vanity in the bedroom, but I just bought that stool which really fits nicely. I’m quite sure that this price was a steal. The lady at this sale used to be an antiques dealer. Waahhhh, I’m still bummed over that one!
This little chest was already sold, so I didn’t see the price, but the white chair was $18.
Here they are at home on the counter.
See the pretty detailing and the scalloped edging? I think I’m really going to enjoy them, even if the bowls are smaller. And all the pieces were there.
I came back to my own neighborhood & went to one last sale & this really pretty vintage lamp was $5.00, so I couldn’t pass it up either. It’s got one of those big ole’ drum shades which I’ll probably replace with something more current, but I love the base. It’s crystal & antique brass on a marble base. Don’t know where it’s going yet.
And one more little item I picked up, the blue toile tea towel for $1.00. Isn’t it sweet?
Here’s the 5 chairs that came with it. Anyone need any chairs? These are going up for sale. I’ll probably list them on my Craigslist this week. They do need some repair work, 2 or 3 are wobbly but are very cute chairs. I’ll sell all 5 of them for $25. Isn’t this table pretty?! I was so excited to find this & get it home.
And just in case you think every room in my house is picture perfect…think again. Here’s hubby’s office, a work in progress. The table will sit here against the window. The really great thing is, I already had a desk in here, the one to the right (which was too small for him to spread out on), that will be a great credenza. What are the chances of me finding a table to match this old desk? I can hardly believe how well it goes with the desk & is very similar tone & blends perfectly.
Check it out! I bought this desk in Atlanta at a neat antiques market that is no longer open several years ago. I still love this desk, it’s very neo-classical. And the table fits it perfectly. That old chair was the one I did have with my vanity. So the plan is to get a small TV in here, so hubby can work & watch his news shows & have a large desk space to spread out on. My DH works at home. And we can shut the door & block out the mess. I’ll probably look for a comfortable chair to put in here too, since he’s wireless & can move around the house. That way my den will stay neater.
Niesz Vintage Home says
Hey Rhoda, you bought my dishes!
I LOVE my Phalzgragh. The pattern is called filagree.
We got ours as wedding gifts 15 years ago, use them everyday, and not one of them has ever broken.
And that table makes a perfect large desk.
My goodness at the treasures they had for sale!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Rhonda, I “SO” want to go yard saleing with you!!
Your hubby’s office looks like my hubby’s office. . . stuff, stuff, everywhere.
You know, about taking the pictures at the yard sales, etc…a funny thing happened to me while my sister and I were at an “Antique Mall” last week. She asked me to take a picture of something for her and one of the women who worked there ran over and informed us, in no uncertain terms, that cameras weren’t allowed. Well. I wish I’d have been thinking faster because I would have fibbed a tad and told her that I was a personal designer for a particular client and was needing pictures to show said client before I purchased the items. Maybe then she would have thought twice about banning cameras. And like my sister said, we were in an antique place…did the woman think we were taking pictures because we planned on making reproductions of the furniture or what? lol
Well, shoot! I didn’t go to sales in your neck of the woods on Saturday. I went to Centerpoint. Now I wish I hadn’t stopped there.
I’m sure somebody has already said it…that toile chair sure would have gone nicely in that blue office with the new table!
well, that is just it…next year, I’ll be yard saling alllll the time in your town, LOL!
of course, the gas for the U-Haul wouuld cut into my spending $ 🙂
I will be holding a garage sale this Saturday (10/13) in Cahaba Heights, on White Oak Drive (behind Winn Dixie).
Come see me.
Wild Rose says
I wish that we had yardsales like yours! You found some amazing bargains Rhoda.
He Knows My Name says
rhoda, i’m so glad to see your husbands office and the normal stuff laying around. you really had me worried there.
in michigan our sales are NOT like yours. at estate sales maybe but your prices seem even quite lower.
i’m moving south 🙂
take care ~janel
Hello and wow!
I love the idea that people have these sales, i’d be broke. I live in Cheshire, England. Sadly we don’t have ‘Yard sales’ but I wish we did!
I just have to tell you that I have the exact same rocking chair on the left! How mad is that?! A neighbour was moving and gave it to me knowing I can’t resist giving things a home.
Keep up the wonderful work, I’m so glad i’ve discovered all you lovely ladies over there.
Love it! Love it! LOVE IT! xxx