Was I excited when I opened the Yardsale section in the paper on Friday and saw that one of my favorite neighborhoods was having their Fall yardsale. Mt. Laurel is a really neat planned community on the outskirts of town, out in the woods. It has a real Craftsman feel to the homes & things are left very natural, with lots of rock walls, and pretty landscaping all around. The streets are set up like an old fashioned little town & as you enter Mt. Laurel you go through a small town square with shops & restaurants. Really neat concept. The homes have alleys in the back & that’s where the garages are, so everyone opens their garages & has a sale right in the alleyway. I’ve been several times to their sales & always come home with plenty of loot. Saturday was no exception!
You can see the winding alleyways behind the houses. As you can tell, it’s just getting light out. It’s pretty tight quarters in here, so folks have to maneuver to get around. There’s usually plenty of people shopping at their sales & they start bright & early at 7:00 a.m. I was there by 6:30. I am a yardsale junkie, I admit it.
Another shot of one of the streets with brick sidewalks.
An example of one of the houses. I didn’t take too many of the neighborhood, I was too busy shopping!
This was a very nice all wood china cabinet/hutch for $75.00. Would be a great buy for someone.
Nice custom window treatment for $10.
Lots of dishware, good prices on these too.
Some old silver pieces. I doubt she’ll get those prices marked for them.
This was a neat old mirror for $10 that came off a dresser.
Waterfall chest of drawers. Didn’t see the price on it.
Of course, I did a doubletake on these 2 chairs, since I have 2 already. These were $10 each & nope, I didn’t get them. No more room!
This was an old wood hopechest, very well made for $40. That lady standing there bought it.
Lots of pillows & pretty birdcages.
This was a pretty piece for $125.
Lots of blue/white pieces at this sale. I just don’t have anymore room for this either.
I think this dropleaf table was $75.00.
OK, here’s what else I bought. Just down the alley was this piece for $25. The new TV for hubby will fit in here perfectly & it even has storage. It’s solid oak which I do not love, so I’ll probably paint it. I’m thinking black would look good. Any suggestions?? It’s going in his office with the deep blue walls, but black would probably look good with those other wood pieces in there. It’s going to be an eclectic look.
And lastly, I found this old, but sturdy small wood bookcase for $10. It needs a little repair work & a new coat of paint, but will work fine for him to put books on. I’ll probably just repaint it white & add a little trim to it. Let’s see…with the new desk, TV, TV cabinet, bookcase, & window treatment, I’ve spent a grand total of $101.00 on his office so far. Not bad!
So, that was my haul for this weekend! I was really excited to find all these pieces for hubby’s office. I think we are set now. There’s no more room for more in there. He can get organized & hopefully keep it looking good. I’ve got a lot of painting in my future with the nightstand, bookcase & TV cabinet!
The Decorated House says
So funny, you know you lost me when you said….
So, it’s still dark when I pull up to the first stop.
I’m happy to see you had a fun weekend though!
the feathered nest says
Rhoda, lots of good stuff as usual! It most be hard not to buy everything! That rug with the bunny and topiaries is the cutest thing ever! One of my office lamps is in that first picture! I think painting that piece black would be perfect for that cabinet.
Susie Q says
Just so much fun…I love all the pictures!
I look forward to seeing what you do with all the new items!
I would love to o yard saleing with you, the confirmed Queen!
Have a sweet week dear Rhoda!
Wow!!! You really have some wonderful yard sales in your area!!! You found some real trasures….I can’t wait to see them painted out and in the office!
Nunnie's Attic says
That bookcase is exactly what I’m looking for. I want to put one on each side of my bed. Take the old bed frame down and just put the box spring and mattress on another wooden box (so to speak.) Slide the bed in between the 2 book cases. Top the cases with another piece of wood and frame it out in crown molding.
How’s that sound??
Susan Ramey Cleveland says
Never been to Mt. Laurel. Is it down Hwy. 280?
Wow – what a great sale!!
I am back to blogging and would love it if you could stop by and vote on something I am trying to make a decision about. Thanks!
wow! treasures galore! Thanks for sharing 🙂
London Southern Belle
I love that neighborhood and all of the things you got. How do you get the big items home? Looks liek it was a good time!
Rhoda-it’s always fun to go with you on your yard saling adventures. Just curious what people think of you taking pics? Do they care or wonder why?
That neighborhood looks really pretty.
Well, I obviously chose the wrong sales to go to this weekend! I didn’t realize Mt. Laurel was having it’s sale. I talked to someone else who had been. She might have been the one who might the pine piece.
Beautiful neighborhood…wish I could go with you one moring.
Great finds too.
I’m looking forward to seeing Peter’s office when you have it finished, Rhoda!
Hi Rhoda. Looks like you found lots of great treasures. That was a beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for the trip. Diane
Sandi McBride says
Good grief, what a thrill to see all that great furniture…how disappointing that I wasn’t there to purchase the mirror for my waterfall dresser (have the chest, too). We broke our mirror when we moved in the new house…could have cried…lol
He Knows My Name says
the early bird gets the worm. did i see smoke coming out of a chimney at the end of the alley? love mt. laurel. looked it up on the internet. beautiful neighborhood.
Great finds….I think I’d paint both pieces the same color. The early bird does catch the worm huh ???
Nice post thanks for sharing !!
What an awsome garage sale — and I guess there was no need to drive from one site to the other. Sure wish I could have been there.
Thrift Shop Romantic says
I had the best time “virtual shopping” with you on your flea market adventure… Those lyre back chairs are exactly what I’m looking for– I have two end tables and a coffee table I want to use for one of my rooms. A good price, too, at $10 a piece!
It will be fun to see what you do with your various purchases… you always find such good things.