I haven’t had as much time during the last few weekends for my favorite activity – yard sale-ing, but the beauty is that in one hour on a Saturday morning, there are still many treasures to be found. Here are just a few I found last Saturday.
I adore dishes. There is just something about enjoying memorable meals with beautiful dishes that draws me to them at yard sales. You can imagine my delight when I saw these two stackable “oven to table” casserole dishes for just $5 (not a piece, for the PAIR!)
Since they have subtle holly embellishments, serving my traditional Christmas brunch dishes in these will make my morning even more joyous. I will be able to prepare them the evening before, bake and serve…all in the same dish…all season long.
I have been on the look out for a crystal or shabby chic white cake plate with dome. Since I haven’t found one yet (but I will), this three tiered serving tray ($3) will do quite nicely in the interim. While I am on the hunt, I’ll just serve my treats cut up. I am debating if I want to paint it or not.

This was an unusual purchase for $1. Since I collect tea cups, pots etc, I thought this was just a fun silver treasure “find” for outdoor entertaining. When I got it home and opened it up to wash, I realized it was a silver wine cooler that sells for big bucks. I was shocked. How fun is that. We don’t drink wine, but I am sure a chilled bottle of sparkling grape juice will work just as well. 🙂

I couldn’t pass up these cute dish clothes for $0.25. Anything with my favorite beverage adorning it definitely needs to be purchased.
In the background are a few of my spray painted finds, but the feature item is this iron serving basket with two tea light holders on either side. I will keep it outside all the time, but it will be perfect for entertaining. After I posted this, I found out from my commenters (thx, Nicole) that this is a Southern Living piece that sold for $75. I purchased it for $2. Yipee!
Anonomous also gave me advice on what do with this versatile piece. She has it on her counter with a couple mugh, sugar, creamer and a bottle of flavoring. She’s also seen it in the bathroom with washcloths, soaps and a few sundries.
My find of the day. I was thrilled to see this tall apothecary jar for only TWO DOLLARS! And of course, I googled it as soon as I arrived home to see how much it sells for retail. I only “know” yard sale prices, so getting in touch with the retail side of pricing is a good thing. 🙂

Here is the pricing for a medium size – my jar is a bit larger.

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Lidded Medium Tall
(25″ h x 6″ w)
APO-0505 $79.95

I then saw these in the Pottery Barn Catalog priced between $49 – 69.
I know stores sell them cheaper, but it makes me feel great to see those retail prices. 🙂
I do believe I got a great deal. 🙂
Now, my biggest decision will be what to put in it.
I am leaning towards lemons. With my kitchen cabinets being white, and the walls being yellow, I think that the lemons would be really fresh and clean looking.
Anything help in the clean look department is greatly appreciated…hee hee

  1. PB Classic Glass Apothecary Jar

See Rhoda’s for more fun thrifting finds.

Edited to add: Please keep our family in your prayers this week. I am out of town, and just found out that my husband’s best friend from college passed away unexpectedly. He will be leaving for the funeral in WI this morning before I arrive home. We are supposed to be driving to our family reunion with my entire family (including one of my brother’s family who we haven’t seen in over a year) and I will now have to travel by myself. There are numerous strenuous issues that have come about in the midst of this, but I am continually reminded of God’s faithfulness during our continued “God watch”. He always provides and I choose to find the beauty in the midst of the bedlam.