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. 🙂
(25″ h x 6″ w)
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
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.