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
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.
Love the apothecary jar! And my favorite verse in stressful times… Be still and know that I am God (Ps. something ;-))
Good finds! The iron piece with the tealights is a Southern Living at Home piece and was close to 75 dollars new. I have mine in my kitchen with a couple mugs, sugar, creamer, and a container of flavoring. It’s a very versitile piece. I’ve also seen in used in a guest bathroom with washcloths, soaps and a few other sundries.
I shared a post yesterday on all the goodies I found yard saling yesterday. I thought of you when I put up my post..lol
I will be praying for your family, Jen…….and some FABULOUS finds this week!
looks like you located some great finds this week! love the southern living piece. that will be so good for outdoor entertaining this summer. i’ll be sure to keep you and your family in our prayers this week. may your and your husband travels go safely.
Not only did you get great finds, they all sort of go together, which is just amazing!
I am waiting for yard sale season to hot up here 🙂
God bless you on your travels — XOXO!
great finds! i love that silver wine cooler-didn’t even know it existed, lol, but I love it! i’ll keep you all in our prayers this week.
You found some great treasures!
Amazing garage sales you found, if only we lived a bit closer, lol. Prayers for a safe and peaceful trip for you and the children. Have a great family reunion! Sue
Wow all of your treasurs are fabulous. YOu really did find some great things. Love them. I will keep you in prayer at this time for a safe trip and for all your loved ones. Hugs, Marty
I’m ga-ga over glass lately in case you haven’t noticed.
If you ever DOn’T want the wine cooler, I’ll buy it….it’s adorable.
You done good honey!!
Those are some beautiful finds!
I was praying for you last night and will continue to do so. Can’t wait to meet you!
Great finds! I would spray the tiered cake stand…so cute!
Have a safe trip!
I am scared to start yeard saleing..I have so much stuff already and I know I would find more..LOL
Blessings to you sweetie and your family. Prayers for this time. You got me yarding this weekend. 🙂 So fun. That’s for another day. God Bless.
I love your finds!!! Take me with you!! Most of all I’m praying for your family!
Great finds, Jen! I am so envious of that 3 tiered thingy..I was just coveting one at Target the other day….and the apothecary jar as well. Everyone I “know” online is always finding them at bargains but I never even see them in my travels.
Great finds! The Christmas serving pieces look like Temptations that are sold on QVC and you got a fabulous deal.
So sorry about the loss of a friend. I know that must have been such a sad surprise….On a more trivial note, those are some of the best bargains I have ever seen. I have that SL iron basket and you will love it! But the teapot/winecooler is absolute adorable! Linda
I am praying right now! I am so sorry for your husband’s loss as well as the stress of a long drive you will have. I love your outlook though! What a great opportunity for the Lord to “show up!” :o) He is so good and always so faithful!
Your buys are fantastic!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Great finds, Jen! I hope you'll add them to my Monday party this week (if you have time). I too have found several SL things at yardsales & didn't even know it. BUT, I do remember that black iron piece. Would love to find one of those. That 3 tiered tray is gorgeous!!
I'm so sorry about your hubby's friend, that is so sad. I'll keep you all in my prayers. Big hugs!
Wow, I want to come garage saling where you live! I collect tea pots too! Awesome find!
Thanks for sharing!
So sorry about the loss of your husband’s friend.
On a lighter note: I have the identical apothocary jar. I bought it at Target about 3 years ago. I think I paid about $15 for it on sale. (It was a necessity or I would have waited for a better deal.) I think it was normally about $25.
When I put any citrus fruits into the jars and then put the lid on, they release something that creates condensation on the inside of the jar. Use fake fruit, or leave the lid off…
Rock on with those awesome finds! I will keep you guys in my prayers and hope your travels are safe and fun!
I have the iron basket and tea light holders and I will tell you that I paid much more than 2 bucks! Good for you! Mine has a piece of glass in it and is in my kitchen as a fruit basket! Good finds! kristie scott
How funny about the Southern Living piece (with the two candle holders on either side)… I got the same one at a yard sale this weekend for about the same price ($7 with a bunch of other stuff). I had a friend who bought that piece new, so I knew it was a steal at that sale. Way to go on the apothecary jar!!! 🙂
So sorry to hear about your husband’s friend. 🙁
What beautiful finds!
Off topic–I recieved a couple of bloggy awards, and have included you in my “Delightful Dozen” list of blogs I’d love to pass these awards to.
Praying for you safe travels–I drive long distances often alon–it’s hard but the Lord will be with you!
Some marvelous finds!! Safe travels for your family as you are apart. What a comfort to know that we can never travel away from His reach.
Great finds! So sorry to hear about your husband’s friend. I will keep all of you in my prayers!
woohoo!!! TERRIFIC finds!! I love those holiday dishes – those would totally put me in the mood to do Christmas parties 🙂
I love the three tiered thing too – I got a Christmas themed one recently. 🙂 I like yours how it is and if it were me I wouldn’t paint it!
I will be praying for your family this week. I loved all your finds! I haven’t had a chance to get out yard-saling yet, but you continue to inspire me!! Thanks for the link to your “God Watching” post. I am not caught up with all your posts since I became a faithful follower in the last couple months. 🙂 Blessings!
What beautiful finds you lucky thing…hehe. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers. I hope your trip will be an easy one. Take care~
I love all your deals ! How do you do it ? Do you just happen on them or do you research and go directly to those sales ? I liked everything, you have great taste !
Hugs ~ Kammy
Wow! I cannot believe you got that Southern Living piece for $2.00! That is incredible! I have that piece too and it is expensive, but thankfully, my mom gave it to me so I didn’t buy it! 🙂 It is so versatile, and can be used to decorate so many ways. Sometimes I line it with fabric, and use it to hold paper plates and napkins for birthday parties. That was a great find!
Oh my, I would have loved to add that apothecary jar to my collection! You got some great deals!
Hi Jen~ Way to go on those yard sale fines – especially your apothecary jar!
I am praying for you and your family. I pray comfort for your husband and his friend’s family, and God’s companionship and strength for you as you travel with your family…
wow, you really are a treasure finder!! I love it all, and I have an idea! whats say you and I go yard salein together somtime 😉
I am really sorry about your hubs friend. They are in my prayers! ♥ LA
What great finds! I too love dishes, especially pretty serving dishes, they just make a table so beautiful. Love the two serving dishes. How beautiful your table will look during the holidays.
Those are some seriously great finds!
I’ll pray for you and your family this week.
What great finds. I was not able to go yard saling this weekend!!! How sad.
Great finds! You’ve inspired me, so I went garage sale-ing over the weekend and found some beautiful things for my kitchen, as well as several outfits and some cute shoes…thanks! 🙂
WOW!! Great finds at even better prices!! I have just stumbled upon your blog.
I love your blog design!
I just purchased an Apothacary jar very similar to yours too! It was a steal, but not as good as yours.
I truly believe in thrifting and finding great deals through other people’s junk. It brings me such great joy to know that money was saved.
You look SUPER to be in bedlam and have a beautiful family.
Looks like you are holding true to your blog title!
I wish you safe travels and God’s hedge with your latest change of plans.
WOW! I NEVER find stuff like that…but maybe I dont have an eye for it. I’m gonna look harder from now on.
Over from SITS.
Great finds! Sending up prayers for your family.
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WOW…you found some absolutely wonderful things!!!!
Lovely finds! I will certainly keep you in my prayers.
God’s blessing to you all as you travel. Your yard sale finds are just great! I wish I had been so lucky. Good for you!
how about filling your jar with lemon drops? They won't need changing often ;-}
Your three tiered little stand works wonderful when the flat inserts are removed, and small bowls are fitted in, and then filled with condiments, whether it be mayo., ketchup, & mustard for hamburgs; three different jellies for toast for a brunch; or three different toppings for ice cream, such as nuts, sprinkles & mar. cherries.
May God grant you insight, strength and peace as you rely on Him.
From these finds to your fashion, you truly are great at this. The jar price is amazing.
Love all of your finds!!
Fabulous finds. It is so much more fun to "find treasures" at yard sales & thrift stores than to buy retail. I'm totally hooked (at least on thrift stores, yard sales start a bit too early for me I'm afraid).
I love reading your blog, and I always enjoy seeing what you find. I get so inspired here!
Btw: I linked to you. I hope that was okay.
Love the apothecary jar! Put Lemons and limes mixed in it.
Oh my goodness girlfriend you seriously scored! Love the silver wine cooler and you can never have too many apothecary jars :).
Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back anytime. I love your great buys. Isn’t it fun to find such great treasures?
You have totally inspired me! BUT I need to yard sale where you are yard saling 🙂
What an inspiring post! I love that you say that you only “know” garage sale prices. Proof that a person really can find beauty without having to immerse one’s self in retail stores and catalogs. Sometimes I think we all just torture ourselves by looking at expensive things, when there really are inexpensive things that we’d treasure and enjoy if we would be content with them.
God bless you as you travel. I will pray for you and your husband.
P.S. Thank you so much for your openness about your “God watch.” I had never heard that term before you used it, and I love it!
Those are some amazing finds. Love the glass stand and the apothacary jars. It is always fun seeing the great finds that are out there waiting to be put in just the perfect place.