Mountain Brook Yardsale Jackpot


What’s more fun than a church flea market and yardsaling in Mountain Brook all in one weekend??  Nothin’, absolutely nothin’!  On Friday, I met up with one of my readers, Nancy here in Birmingham, for a fun shopping extravaganza at the local Briarwood Presbyterian Church flea market.  Oh my gosh, I think everyone who wasn’t working showed up for this one, but it was fun to go in and see what we could spot.  I came home with a few things, as did Nancy.

I even spotted a deal for my friend, Layla, at The Lettered Cottage.  See that pretty wooden sailboat I’m holding?  As soon as I walked in the door, there it was and I just had to get it for her.  I called her on my cell to tell her about it and see if she wanted it and she said, if you think I’ll like it, then definitely get it. And it was a $2 steal, could not pass it up.  Hope she loves it, I can see it in her cottage now.  In fact, I’m going to be meeting up with her and her friend, Sarah for the Longest Yardsale this coming weekend.  They are going for a couple of days and I am going to tag along only on Friday, but can’t wait!  What a blast we will have and of course, you’ll hear all about it too.

A funny thing happened on Friday, when I was in Hancock’s getting some string cut to repair a set of Roman shades I found awhile back.  There was a friendly young man waiting on me and he asked me if I was Ms. Southern Hospitality. I burst out laughing!  A big hello to Michael, who reads my blog daily! 🙂


I seem to have a thing for melamine bowls and these were 10 cents each. I love to have them around for the microwave or to hold a snack.  And besides, they’re lime green! 🙂


This pretty little Floraline planter was 10 cents. It was caked with dirt and not looking so good, but I washed it and it’s not bad at all now.  Who knows, it might get another plant.


This Haeger USA pottery vase was $3.  Love this piece.


And here’s Layla’s pretty sailboat.  It’s not real old, but pretty neat anyway.

So, on to Saturday, me and my niece, Lauren had a blast in Mountain Brook.  I don’t normally drive into Mountain Brook to yardsales, since I have so many out my way usually, but this weekend there were several all in the same vacinity, so it was the best bet for deals and I’m SO glad we went.


Lauren had her GPS with her, so she brought it along in the car and navigated for me.  It was a lifesaver, since I don’t know all those streets down there and it told us exactly where to turn for the next sale.


Driving through beautiful Mountain Brook, I took time to show you a few of the houses and they are stunners.  Clicking on that first link at the top for Mountain Brook will tell you more about the area, Birmingham’s ritziest part of the city.






All lovely, no??


This house was having a yardsale and they had some really nice things, but I especially loved their frontdoor with the lantern above and the roses climbing up the wall.  We didn’t buy anything here, but she had some gorgeous things.


At another sale, we saw this set of chairs and dining table, all for $175, not bad I thought.  The table legs were chunky and turned and would be great for a paint project.


This twin bed was pretty too, not sure how much it was.


And I thought seriously about this old needlepoint chair for $25, but decided not to get it.  I have no more room!

But, you know I didn’t leave empty handed.  Actually it was a smokin’ yardsale day.  Come and see….


This pretty metal trashcan was $2 and it will go in the beachy guestroom. Original pricetag on the bottom from some chi-chi little shop was $40.  I don’t think so.


And this pretty black tole planter was $1 and looks to be fairly old.


As was this Towle silverplate tray with little feet…yep, $1.


Prominently marked on the bottom.


Check out these green polka-dot shoes (by Chinese Laundry).  Perfect condition, $2. When I showed them to my hubby, he said…yep, those look like some Rhoda-shoes.


I happened by the sale of one of the ladies I used to work with and she had some great things too.  I got this pretty old black chandy for $8 and it is going to go in my office nook.  I love it!  She and I had fun catching up too.


This find I fell in love with at first sight!  This is a pair of HEAVY IRON candle sconces (must weigh 25 lbs. each) and they were $20 for the pair.  A real steal for something this big.  They are very rusty already and I’ll just leave them as is.  Where am I putting them??   They are huge, which this picture doesn’t really show and I’ve already  hung them above the fireplace on either side of my picture.  I’ll show you that later on.



And this might be the best find of the day!  This is a Sid Dickens plaque.  In case you don’t know it, these are highly collectible.  I found 4 of these last year and resold them on Ebay for a small fortune.  We’ll see how this one does.  If you ever spot one of these at a yardsale, buy it!  The back is solid black with the Sid Dickens name on it.  I have no idea why they are so prized, but there are a lot of collectors for these plaster plaques and the demand is high.  This one is in perfect condition too and I paid $3 for it.  I’ll let you know how it goes, since I’ll be reselling it. 🙂

So, let’s get on with the  party! Remember our guidelines for Mr. Linky parties:

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Thanks for playing and let’s have some fun this Monday!

Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants

1. Carmen
2. Talking Tarva
3. Lisa @ Happy Girl’s Thrifty Adventures
4. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage
5. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Entertaining Stuff & Decorating Dilemmas Party!}
6. Karen@SavingTheFamilyMoney
7. Nicole@BugaboosCreations
8. Queen of Fifty Cents
9. Gwen@MurphyGraceHome
10. Chrissie Grace
11. Suzanne in TX
12. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State
13. SArah@Our Cozy Robbins Nest
14. Mrs. C Happenings@Home
15. Linda @Nina’s Nest
16. Joan@anythinggoehere: weekend thrifting
17. Amanda@LivingWithLeah
18. Rhonda @BlueCreekHome
19. Cheap&Sweet My frist estate sale and a ?
20. Marianne@songbirdisnesting (thrifting at the in-laws. Part III
21. Della @ Della Grace’s Life
22. Lady Katherine
23. Armchair Housewife
24. Brittany @Laughter,Living & Loving
25. gina @the tickle pink
26. Alicia @ Titere Con Bonete
27. sullivanandmurphy
28. the lazy peacock
29. Jenn@First Comes Love
30. Jo@2nd Act
31. Create in me a clean heart:: $5 desk, dresser, & more!
32. Bonnie at Cottage Hideaway
33. Anny @ Random Anny
34. ellen b
35. Darlene @ Darlene’s Days
36. Lamp Tramp
37. The Bloom Girls – Powder Room Vanity
38. MelanieElissa
39. Connie
40. Bama Girl in AZ
41. Working on a dream
42. SusieQ
43. Ms. Sharlotte’s…Southern Reflections
44. Kammy-Small Home in the Country
45. m @ tales from an oc cottage
46. Jenny@My Monkey Hill
47. Kim-Starshine Chic
48. Olive Rue
49. Gayla @ the Cockrells
50. Michelle@Dei Gratia
51. Debbie @Pink Roses and Teacups
52. Suzy’s Sanctuary
53. JoAnn
54. The Shabby Chic Cottage
55. Lisa @ fern creek cottage
56. Amy Lynne @ Mom*s Balance(Getting Ready for Back to School)
57. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training
58. Brittany
59. Frugality In The Making- Toile
60. Southern Style in the Northwest Garden
61. Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss
62. Beverly @ The Buzz
63. Arlene @ For the Love of it
64. Kristi from Sunnypond Home
65. JenGlamGirl
67. ABEACHCOTTAGE Trash to Treasure Bathroom Table
68. Maggie Elizabeth
69. Caro’s Thrifty Treasures
70. Melanie@The Old White Cottage
71. Hattie @ Little Red Roost
72. grannyann – Grannys Thrifty Treasures
73. Pam
74. CC @ Lace Ribbon Roses
75. Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrgangeas
76. Shirley Corwin
77. Charla @ For the Sake of Time
78. Roeshel @ The DIY Show Off – Party Barn! 🙂
79. melissa *320 sycamore (laundry room makeover with thrifty treasures)
80. Elizabeth
81. Christy @ Embellished Bayou
82. Cami @ Creating Myself
83. Kathy @ Having A Hallelujah Good Time
84. The Blushing Hostess
85. Tina @ Enchanted Rose Studio
86. Rhonda @ A Home With A Smile
87. Paula @ Sweet Pea
88. Kitty Scraps @a bit of fluff quite messy
89. Kelli@JOY
90. Beth
91. Alison ~ Vintage Amethyst
92. Debra@ Bungalow
93. Jackie
94. Cutie Patootie
95. Shauna@ They Call Me Lucy
96. Ashleys Busy (Goodwill Dresses)
97. Kara (Creations by Kara)
98. Frippery
99. Reid -a fellow GRITS
100. my tiny robot heart
101. ThriftyAnnabella
102. Melany (Pilarina’s Boutique)
103. Morning T
104. The Happy Homebody
105. Lisa W
106. Designs on 47th Street
107. Shannon at Chickie Creations
108. The Stylish House
109. Jen @ A Shopaholic Mom
110. Amber @ Making a Home – Post #1
111. Amber @ Making a Home – Post #2
112. Aly
113. Life Off the Shelf
114. Thrifty Florida Mama
115. Christie
116. Marla@sevenpalms
117. OnOurWayOnline
118. Rachel- Scottie dog and other awesome bargins
119. Leslie @ Orphaned Decor – Cowboy Bed
120. santamaker-coastal bedroom
121. Shilo @ Toadly Craft
122. Rachel- laundry detergent dispenser
123. Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle
124. Brittany @Laughter,Living&Loving, Post # 2
125. come sit awhile
126. Rosie @ The Clever Rose
127. Kelly Shults

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- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda,
    I saw a set of 3 needlepoint chairs for $3.99 for the set at Goodwill. I thought they were nice but not my taste. It was a steal for sure and they were in great condition. Have a blessed day!

  2. Wonderful finds, as usual. I love the beachy trash can, and the Towle tray is beautiful! 🙂 Am SO jealous of the shoes. Cute, cute, cute!

    Thanks for hosting!!!

  3. Geez Rhoda, you’ve done it once again! I love the white vase and planter, and that chandy! And I’m definitely going to pay attention to plaques like that, and hopefully find a Sid Dickens!
    Rhoda, how do I become a follower? I don’t see anything on your new address, and I know there was a problem with it on your old one. If you’re no longer doing followers, then I’ll just subscribe!
    Have a great day!

  4. Wow Miss Rhoda…I should have stayed a day or two longer! I have a Sid Dickens collection…surely whoever put a $2 price on it did not know what they had!
    Great catching up with you!

  5. I just want to say that I found your site a little more than a month ago. You have inspired me to go to yard sales. Before reading your site and looking at all the treasures everyone finds, I honestly thought yard sale stuff was junk. Thanks you have truly converted this woman.

  6. You did awesome! What wonderful finds!!! Love it all! Looks like you had a Great weekend!

  7. You always find the best sales and deals! That boat was a steal and the polka dot shoes seem so you.

  8. The polka dot shoes… are just the cat’s meow!!!!!!! But that bedding set to the right… in the green checked pottern barn teen set… yes… I will be needing you to fed ex that to KY for me! LOL

  9. Wow! I would love to go yard saling with you. $2 sailboat—awesome! You always find the most amazing things!!! The home photos were a nice treat as well. All in all, it looks like a wonderful day.

  10. One of my “dream trips” would be to make it to the Longest Yard Sale one year…
    Love the green bowls, my favorite color!

  11. You and I both really “got around” this weekend!

  12. Rhoda! Oh, my goodness! How do you do it time and time again. You know, Debbie and I have threatened to drive to Birmingham and follow you around on garage sale day! Hee hee hee! Love your bargains and can’t wait to see how the plaque turns out on Ebay! Linda

  13. Rhonda @ BlueCreekHome says:

    Those Mt. Brook homes are beau-ti-ful! My nephew and his ex-wife had 2 or 3 different houses in MB before their unfortunate parting. They were all so pretty.
    As usual, you found some great deals. If by chance, Layla doesn’t want the sailboat, I will buy it from ya!
    That is funny, running into a fan!

  14. I am in love with those shoes! I think we are entitled to a fashion show where you show these babies the way the shoe-magician intended it.

  15. Love your finds, sconces, trash can! Now if she does not want the boat I will gladly take it! lol I sure she will love it. I wish I had the needlepoint chair!

  16. What great finds! I really like the bowls!

  17. Seriously I was just here and there were only two people at the party, Camen and Talking Tarva. I went and wrote my post and came back to chat with Mr. Linky and 24 other’s had already posted their treasures!

    Wow, this is some party. Enjoy everyone and thank you Rhoda. I love those polka dot shoes. If I had seen them I would have instantly thought, Yep,those are Rhoda shoes all right.

    Everyone have a wonderful week! I’m off to BBQ at my dad’s house.

  18. As much as I dislike long drives, it would almost be worth my time and money to drive to Birmingham, meet up with you and go thrifty shopping. 🙂 More great finds.

  19. Rhoda, You found more goodies again!! I’m lovin’ as favs- your polka dotted shoes,the lime green bowls, the chandy, and the sconces. Pretty pretty houses, too. I am hitting the Rt. 127 sale here in OH. Can’t go far due to time and a little bit of money constraints! LOL Just into KY. Have fun down on your end!
    🙂 Sue

  20. Amazing finds! I love the sailboat (what a good friend you are!) and the iron sconces are unbelievable. Looking forward to seeing them with the fireplace.

  21. The white porcelain at the top is gorgeous and so cheap! Good luck with your auctions 😀

  22. Rhoda,

    You always find the MOST fabulous stuff!!! I can only dream of someday going to the longest yard sale. I would be in heaven!!!

  23. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I want the $25 chair!!! You are amazing!
    What a haul! Eeeek, those shoes! Adorable!!

    m ^..^

  24. Love the candle sconces! I don’t have a clue where I would put something like that but I want some anyway! And I have yet to run across a chandy, can’t wait to see where yours ends up!

  25. What great finds! I love the iron candle holders. Please post pictures when you have those by your fireplace! They will be a gorgeous addition! Thanks for the pictures of the local homes ~ they are beautiful as well.
    And, those shoes, TOO CUTE!

  26. You got some great finds! I love those shoes and the planter and vase. And those houses are gorgeous!

  27. Hi Rhoda !
    Great finds and wow what pretty homes ! You always find the shoes – that is so funny ! I linked back to your party and also to your hanging plate tutorial -as I hung my first plates and gave you credit on your tips….
    Thanks a bunch ~

  28. This is my first time to the party and let me say, it’s a party indeed! Already looking forward to next week.

  29. Well that was strange. I entered my name one time and it was showing me as #16, went back to see how is joining the party and I didn’t see my name.

    Anyway, love your finds this week!


  30. Love, love love the shoes!!! Come on over to my blog sometime for coffee and pie. Julie

  31. Vickie H. says:

    Oh Rhoda! You made out like a bandit! When I saw your heavy iron sconces and saw that you got the pair for a total of $20 I felt a little sick…..I have the identical pair, purchased at a local furniture store specializing in rustic furnishings some 4 years ago…..I paid $85 EACH for them……they now hang outside on one of the brick walls of my patio area, with a large mirror in the middle! I love them, but I love your deal SO MUCH BETTER!!! I can’t wait to see them in your home….I could never convince myself to mar the brick of my fireplace to hang them there….but I might change my mind! Thank you for sharing your treasures! I so enjoy your blog!!

  32. Hi Rhoda,

    Wow you got some great finds. I will definately have to keep my eye open for those Sid Dickens tiles. Good deal!


  33. Rhoda, those shoes are SO you!

    And I love that boat! It’s perfect for Layla. I also love your nautical striped shirt while you’re holding the boat. You couldn’t have planned that better. 🙂

  34. I love all your finds Rhoda. My faves are the silver tray (the shape is so pretty), the vase and the planter. I didn’t get a post together in time for your party 🙁 I’ll definitely add something next week.

    Oh, and I sent you an e-mail. I’m so excited about the necklace!!!

  35. Oh my goodness! It’s a dream of mine to attend yard sales in your part of the world. The bargains to be had are really at yard sales anymore. Goodwill and Thrift stores more and more want to price things at antique store prices. Love your goodies that you found. I can’t imagine buying something for 10 cents!!
    Have a great week Rhoda and thanks for hosting this great weekly event in bloggy world!!

  36. Great finds! Thanks for giving me a reason to look forward to Mondays!

  37. Okay, with it being the ritziest part of Birmingham, I KNOW I’ve seen a couple of those houses in Southern Living! : )

    You did great! I wish I lived closer the the longest yard sale. It’s just a little too far away. : (

  38. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous house photos! Looks like you found some great treasures too!

  39. Hi Rhoda…what a fun day! I appreciate that little home tour in the midst of your thrifting. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you Sid Dickens goes for on eBay. You have such a good eye for finding the good stuff…I would have passed it up never realizing what a treasure it was. Enjoyed seeing all your finds!

  40. JEALOUS of your candle sconces!!! I’ll have to settle for my plastic ones I found yesterday, BWAHAHAH!!!

  41. Great finds! Maybe I’ll see you this weekend as we’ll be hitting the world’s longest yardsale also. Which parts are you planning on going to? We usually stay around Lookout Mountain, but I’m thinking about traveling a little further this time. Wondering if you have any advice as to where you’ve found the best sales.

  42. When my blog friend Julia saw my post about weekend thrifting finds she suggested I join the party over here. It looks like you had an awesome weekend for finding treasures! I really love the shoes!

  43. Hi Rhoda,
    Wowsers….great finds this weekend. The sailboat was a fantastic find at $2! I really like the little trash can, it is adorable. I hope to find the time next weekend to get out to the yard sale in Watertown, TN. We had a booth one year and it is a lot of fun!
    Have a great week!
    Nola@The Bloom Girls
    Nashville, TN

  44. Hi Rhoda..
    This is my first time participating and I can’t wait to see what everyone has. You found some fantastic buys, but left one that I would have loved. It’s in the photo where you have the twin bed..just to bottom right, in the plastic bag. I almost sobbed..for there were quilt squares in that bag. 🙂
    Ooo, I would have loved them…
    Hope your week is a lovely one..

  45. Wow, you always find the most awesome things! I am looking forward to a garage sale this Wednesday near me. It is a sale from 3 retired teachers! I can’t wait to see what goodies we find!

    I have an award for your award page:

  46. ALL fabulous finds! I joined the ‘carnival’ for the first time today,and am loving seeing everyone’s finds, thanks so much for hosting this. And Im totally coveting those shoes, girlfriend. Two bucks, no way!

  47. I thought that was you at the Briarwood sale!!! I was walking by while y’all were taking the picture with the sail boat. I so wanted to stop and say hey but didn’t want to interrupt. Small world!! :o)

  48. Charla @ For the Sake of Time says:

    Rhoda – I am sure Layla is going to love the sailboat, What a great price. I’ll be excited to see the chandy when you get it up. I love the ideas I find at this party each week. It makes me look at sales, resale shops, and yard sales with a different eye.

    Thanks for all you share with all of us.


  49. Hi Rhoda! Wow, you did have quite a successful adventure! Love that neighborhood and thank you for the tip on the Sid Dickens plaques!! Love the shoes too 🙂 I finally finished the laundry room, thanks again for all of the inspiration!

  50. Awesome finds! What a cool Sailboat. Those scones are to die for!!!!
    I’ve been following you for a bit now & can’t wait each week for next installment “Thrifty Treasure” :~)
    Hope to participate soon!

  51. You got such great stuff! I was actually envious over the bowls and shoes..GEORGOUS!!!

    I LOOOVE that you called Layla over the sailboat. i love that you thought of her and that you and she are that kind of friends 🙂

  52. I looked away for a moment and you have eight posts up! OMG – where have I been? I love the sail boat and shoes, not so much the upholstery the yard sale folks chose for those chairs…

  53. Rhoda, fabulous post! I love all your fabulous finds and those houses are so beautiful! I’d be happy to own any one of them! Lovely neighborhood!

    Thanks for hosting this fun event!


  54. Hi Rhoda
    love the polka dot shoes
    I’ve never heard of your plaque and since it looks cracked to me, it is good you found it instead of me. Hope it makes you a bunch!

  55. I enjoyed seeing your great finds over the weekend. I’ve never heard of the maker of that plaque and I’ll be curious to see what you get for it on Ebay. I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of the beautiful homes where you were shopping. I would love to go for a long walk in that neighborhood!

  56. Ohhhh, you make me me miss bham so bad!!!! I used to love going to “brookie” yardsales. I think my 5 children were completely clothed with Mountain Brook yardsales ha ha. My kids were all born at St. Vincents Hospital, and we had to go through Mountain Brook to get there. We were in the car driving to be induced with my 2nd son at about 9:00 at night and I was really quiet….which is very unusual…and my husband said very sweetly “are you nervous about the baby”… I laughed and said NO!!!!! It is finally dark enough that I can see into the windows of the houses……it was then that I knew I had a problem!~!!!!!

  57. Lastnight I had trouble falling asleep…thinking about all those stops and neat things we will see along the way. The best part ,meeting up with ya’ll. I just cant wait! It was so nice chatting with you on the phone the other day. Sorry for so many interuptions~ Susie

  58. Rhoda, you’ve got some great finds there. I love that Mountain Brook area. I have a couple of cousins who live in that area. It’s beautiful.

  59. Hi
    Ooohh I’ve just joined in with Today’s Thrifty Treasures, I’ve never joined in before but thought it was a lovely fun idea.

  60. Rhoda – what a fun time! Shopping for steals and gorgeous scenery! You always find the best stuff! Thanks for sharing and hosting such a fun party! 🙂


  61. I have always loved riding around Mountain Brook. It really is a pretty community.

    You made a haul! The white planters were my favorite and the color should make it easy to create a collection (one is good, two are better, and too many to be considered reasonable – Jen)!.

  62. I think I linked up correctly this week. I have got lots of housework to catch up on, and will have to limit myself checking out the other great finds. Love your yardsale finds this week I will have to check out to see where I might could join in the longest yard sale, don’t know if it would be practical for me, but I know it would be fun. Jackie

  63. Well now, it looks like you know all the good places to shop! What a wonderful weekend you guys had. Wish I could have been there 🙂

  64. Don’t you want to work out some sort of trade for that sailboat? 😉

  65. Nevermind, I forgot it was for Layla. ;(
    Have a great day!

  66. oh I just love viewing your finds!!!

  67. I love seeing everyone’s thrifty finds!

  68. Hey, Rhoda!! Love the finds, girlfriend!! I heart those shoes!! Too, too cute!!


  69. Hey! I’m knew here. Although – I can’t believe I hadn’t found you before. Hmmm. Anyway – thanks for sharing all your treasures. I’ll be back often and was so excited to have a post to link to today! Yay.

    p.s. the chandy is my favorite! 😉

  70. Thank you for doing what you do!! I love participating in Thrifty Treasures each Monday. It is one of the highlights of my week.

  71. You must bring everyone good luck when they are looking for treasures. Either that, or you have magical powers in finding great things. I love that trashcan!

  72. Thank you so much for you kind message Rhoda. I’m so glad I found you, I really enjoyed joining in today & have loved finding lots of wonderful new blogs.

  73. What finds. Wish I could tag along, well I did sort of, just couldn’t purchase anything.
    Love the homes. Some many storybook types. Reminds me of Ardsley Park in Savannah. Can’t wait to live there.
    Thanks for the “trip.”

  74. I’m so jealous you’re going to the World’s Longest Yardsale. I’m totally jealous! I will go there one day! 😉

    AWESOME deal on the Sid Dickens plaque. I had no idea about them. I had to go check ebay like you mentioned and wow! I’ll certainly be on the look out for those. LOL

    Love your site! Today was my first time to share my thrifty treasures. 🙂

  75. Rhonda,
    Feel free to shop for me anytime, you have a great eye for a bargain! How I love SID.

  76. Hi! I love love those polka dot shoes you found! The chandelier is fabulous too!

    This is my first time linking up, but I scored a great China Hutch for $20 this weekend!

  77. Great finds as usual Rhoda!
    I love the sailboat and the tole planter and those dotty shoes! One of these days I’ll get my act together and join your party! I’ve picked up some great things myself in just the past week or two.

  78. Great finds!! I love the boat, the sconces, the SHOES!! and the tray. I’m sure you will keep it silver since it is a beautiful shape, but, I have seen many people paint the inside of theirs with chalkboard paint and hang it as a pretty announcement board! Great shopping!!
    And what stretch are you going to on the largest yard sale? That will be a blast!

  79. Rhoda, I love it when you take us around B’ham. . . makes me a little homesick, but I love it. We rented a house in Crestline when we first moved to town, and we went to church on Overton Road when we lived there, so I got to know my way around Mountain Brook pretty well. But it is so funny to think about all those streets. You were smart to take your GPS. It is beautiful, isn’t it? Good place to go yard-saling. And it looks like you made some good finds. I’ll look forward to seeing what you do with everything!

  80. I really enjoyed seeing the items you photographed and got. Those houses are really pretty, I would take any one of them…….
    Thanks for the heads up on the Dickinson placque.

  81. What a fun way to spend the day and I love the polka dot shoes. Those homes are so beautiful and yes the lantern light above the door is so special. I would have loved to have peaked inside that home:)

  82. I just discovered your blog. Coming over from AL Bloggers.

    I love it! So jealous about your finds. Especially, the chandelier.

    I’ll be back!

  83. I love your finds. I really would love to find some scounces like those. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting. Leslie

  84. Oh, what wonderful finds, especially that silver tray, that chandy, and oh la la, those fab shoes. How fun !

    Your blog button is fixed on my site – thanks so much for featuring my button too. I am blushing. 🙂

  85. santamaker says:

    Your posts are always inspiring me! what wonderful finds at the rummage sale. Soooo jealous!

  86. I love the tray! Did you use any special reinforcement when you hung the sconces?

  87. Rhoda, please tell Layla if she doesn’t want the sailboat I am happy to pay the $2. I am going to be in Birmingham the week of 8/17 so I can easily pick it up 🙂 I will be in town on business so I don’t know if I will have any time to shop…but if you have time and could suggest a few places I might like I would appreciate it.

    Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

  88. I’m cracking up at your husband’s comment about the shoes! 😀 So cool that you saw one of your readers working at the fabric store. I would definitely know you if I saw you. That would be a riot! I am not participating this week. 🙁 But I love all of your finds, as usual.

  89. Those sconces are incredible, I LOVE the “Rhoda shoes” & those houses, OH MY!

    Thanks for hosting again thsi week Rhoda…it’s always fun!

  90. great finds! and I know exactly which street you were on in Mtn. Brook, I like to take walks there and get ideas for updating the outside of our house — every house there is inspirational!

  91. oh Rhoda! i especially love the shoes!
    and it looks like a fun neighborhood to “garage sale”

  92. You find the best stuff! I didn’t have time to post my deals, but I got some great things at a thrift store: Born shoes, nude sandals, a monogrammed Gap bag and a milk glass bowl all for $7!

  93. Oh my yard sale gods! Once again, I bow to your saling prowess. 🙂

  94. I live in Montgomery and could drive to B’ham on a Saturday within an hour or so. How do you find out about upcoming yardsales? We have a huge Flea Market close to my house but I would love to hit some of the yardsales you’ve mentioned. I’m still very new to your site so I’m sorry if you’ve already answered this question. 🙂


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