Since I had the most surreal bedlam moment, which I will share at the end, my yard sale time was cut short this past Saturday. That didn’t matter since I am at the point where I MUST get rid of things as soon as I bring new items home. It’s not doing my organizational attempts any good when I have 25 “paint projects” in the queue.
The beauty of the treasures I bought this week is that I know exactly what I am going to do with them, and only one of the purchases takes up any room in my attic.
I love it when I can show you that patience on the treasure hunt is a virtue. I stated a few posts ago that I had been on the lookout for a glass cake plate, but hadn’t found one in months….GUESS WHAT? And for a mere $2.
I am so excited. I have already used it to serve our hot pancakes, and even our cold cut cucumbers. Now, I am still searching for a perfectly plain crystal one without any design…I’ll find it….someday. 🙂
I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous piece of pottery for $1. I gasped when I saw the price. I googled the maker (Cal. orici 997 ), hoping it was valuable, but my search didn’t reveal anything.
This green is just beautiful and since my kitchen opens up into the great room, the platter complements my green walls.
This leather tote is going to be filled with goodies for my niece as she goes away to college. It’s much larger than it looks, and as a graduation present, I am filling it with lots of toiletries and treats.
Do you remember the first time you had to buy deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste in college? We all appreciated our parents a lot more on that day, didn’t we? $0.50 for the tote.
As I was chatting with the lady who sold me the tote, she told me what great memories she had of using this flower holder to make dirt cake. WHAT? DIRT CAKE? My daughter JUST requested dirt cake for her birthday and I would never have thought of buying a really cute planter like this until the night before. I would have had to spend probably $6, and this cost me just $0.50 for the holder and the scooper.
I love to buy additional decorations for the upcoming holidays. This was another $0.50 find from the same lady. Yes, she was clearing out. It’s wood and is a great size. The individual planks blow in the wind, and creates a neat effect.
A mug to hold the 4th of July silverware – $0.50, and a wallet to hold the $0.50. 😉
And the best find of the whole day…something totally practical that will save me TONS of money. A gentleman sold hundreds of quality paper plates and napkins. Won’t these be wonderful for the 4th…
Fall chili served up in these bowls and Christmas cookies given as gifts on these plates?
You don’t think I would have passed up on these with the huge family that I have, do you? 🙂
My husband was thrilled at the quality of the deal, it’s the fact I am trying to clean out the attic that is the issue. 🙂
In the next few months I am going to do a few weeks of my Frugal Fashionista series and focus on clothes for teens, children, and even the older generation (yes, my mom agreed to model).
It will take one of my sons a bit of warming up to the idea. He wouldn’t turn around to show me this great $1 Claiborne (for men) Vneck shirt and Liz Claiborne khakis.
The irony of this picture is that he knows I HATE it when he drinks out of the carton…it’s not allowed..but I let him and he smirked the whole time I took this picture. Isn’t it a sharp outfit?
Do your remember the sleeveless hot pink dress that I showed you this past Frugal Fashionista? Remember the point I made about the fact that outfits completely come together over a period of time. ONE DAY later, I found this purse. If you don’t remember just how unbelievable of a find this is, take a look – seriously! It’s the last picture. They look like the exact same fabric.
Isn’t that such fun? I just LOVE yard sale-ing. It’s definitely the only entertainment that I need.
I have my parents waiting for me in the other room, but I wanted to get this post linked up to Rhoda’s.
The bedlam moment that I occurred as I was getting ready to go yard sale-ing? My dog was barking at 6:15am and I just thought she had to go to the bathroom. I groggily went downstairs to let her out, and as I opened the door, a HUGE mangy stray dog rushed in my house, along with my other outside dog and they began fighting in my kitchen. This stray dog had been sprayed by a skunk. I was scared to death that he could be rabid, and I knew I needed to get them out. I pushed them out with a stick. They were still fighting and now I saw that there was another dog outside.
(Since I am typing this in “real time,” my family keeps yelling for me to come. I am being rude….so the story will continue…it’s all good. Hours later, the owners were found for the strays, the fighting had stopped and all the dogs made nice. I, on the other hand, had an adrenaline rush going for the next four hours.)
I called my sis to tell her about my bedlam moment and we were just laughing so hard saying, “Can you believe this is really our life? Do you think anyone would truly believe all our bedlam? I can’t believe this happened to me…only me.”
I’m adding this to my sweet blog friend, Heather’s, “What makes me Smile” party. Yard sale-ing always makes me smile and choosing to laugh at my bedlam moments really makes me smile.
While you’re there, check out her gorgeous tassles…those will definitely make you smile. 🙂
I love that leather tote! Great find!
Absolutely wonderful finds. I love the bedlam moment story. Looking forward to more.
I have a post ready for your Tasty Tuesday event. My first time.
Looks like you scored so wonderful finds today. You niece will love and appreciate that basket, I remember having to buy stuff at college. It is amazing the value of money you notice once you are in college. 🙂
Incredible finds! Love the stuff for the upcoming Fourth . . . and the green pottery IS gorgeous! (On a table or on the wall!)
Great finds, but fess up, make us really jealous, how little did you pay for that huge amount of paper products? That cute tote was at one time filled with bath and body works products, I picked up a few for gifts at one of the few true bath and body works outlet stores. Too cute! Can't wait to hear the end of the story. Sue
Wow, you found alot of great things! I love the flag, the tote (I would love to find one–it matches my winter boots!), the mug, and the pottery. If you don't find a cake plate you like, you can make one. That's what I did. I silicone glued a plate to a nice chunky candleholder. I gave up trying to find exactly what I wanted!
Awesome finds! I love the green dish, the color is beautiful!
Great finds. I was just looking at purses (retail) and decided that I would look for one at a sale. Love the one you found! Hand it over. ha ha. That's a funny story about the dogs but I'm sure it didn't seem so funny at the time. You know what "they" say, truth is stranger than fiction! 🙂
Super finds! I especially loved the leather tote!
Thanks for sharing!
Great finds! Does your kitchen now smell like a skunk? I pray not!!! Blessings!
ohmygoodness…i've had a bird fly in, but never dogs rush in-i'd be keyed up for a while too!
great finds though!
Great finds! And yes your son looked really nice in his clothes. 🙂 I can't believe your dog story! I would have FREAKED!
I loved your post, great entertainment ! You really scored big – I just love it !
Hugs ~ Kammy
Dirt cake is yummy. 🙂
That purse does match the dress.
You said: It's not doing my organizational attempts any good when I have 25 "paint projects" in the queue.
I said, "you and me both sister"!
Love your stuff!
You find a lot of good stuff. You must live in a nice area. I love treasures like that but that might be all I find in a year! Great job!
Fabu-licious finds. Love them all !
Finally I have a name for all of the strange things that happen to me! Bedlam! Thank you for finally allowing me to diagnose this! 🙂 Great finds!
Oh my…. I would have been freaking out about the stray dog coming in the house. That happened to us one time with a stray cat. Poor thing wondered in and couldn't find the door. It started banging itself up against the windows. I finally coaxed it towards the door. It was pretty scary! I thought the thing was going to tear our house down trying to get out. :o)
wow the tote and the glass stand I would have snapped up, don't you just love thrifting?
happy treasure hunting!
I love that green platter. Yes, I am coveting. Gotta go pray now.
Great finds, Jen! We are like souls, indeed–I can't resist a good deal, but I know I need to do some cleaning out of my own around here! I love the little tote, and I think that the paper products were a smart buy! 🙂 I had some interesting finds of my own this weekend. 😉
These are all super cheap finds!! I think you win the prize for bargains, today. Love the green pottery piece and the tote. 🙂 Sue
Jen, you scored girl! Love that green pottery & the cake plate. And your dog story…oh my gosh, how scary that must have been. Glad it turned out OK.
Can't believe you found the pink purse to match the pink dress. Oh wait a minute…I totally CAN believe it! Things like that happen to me too. Thrifty sistah!
You found some great buys!
What a bedlam moment, you weren't kidding!! 🙂 Loved seeing all of your finds, the purse had to be the best find I think! Hope your week is going well!
love the green pottery piece. I have a white one from a sale that I use ALL the time to serve taco toppings! It's one of my favorite finds! good job and sorry about the skunky dog eww
You did GREAT! Loving the planter and the pink purse.
Your doggy adventure sounds like it should be included in a scary movie – and at 6:15am in the morning! I am shocked that you could find a stick to get them out…what bravery:)
Great deals this week, finding matching pieces weeks apart – "don't you just love it when a plan comes together"
Great finds! And the bedlam story was great too.
Eek! You HAVE to see my scores! Yeah, I should have linked them up, but I'm too lazy. Still, I know that you will appreciate them. I went on Friday and Saturday this week, which is totally not me, so I have two posts. The Friday Haul 6/26 and I Totally Lied. And, all for less than $5!
BTW – I ADORE that green platter!! Gorgeous!
I love your dog story–sounds like my house! Isn't it neat about the pot and dirt cake–Sometimes I wish "things" could talk and tell us their stories! Thanks for sharing!
I just haven't had time to go yard sale-ing! I guess if I wasn't so tired from the week previous I could drag myself out of bed. One of these days I'll drag a friend with me and we'll get out to the good sales.
Btw,I have a linky party going on and you're invited! : )
You absolutely make me laugh. I am jealous over your yard saling, I broke my foot a month ago and have not been able to go. Hopefully, soon it will be all better and I can join you.
Love your blog.
What great finds! And, what a bedlam story! I can relate.
Great finds! I love the flag, and I can't believe how well the pink bag matches that dress.
I know I've already commented, but I wanted to say thank you for linking up! Yes, I can tell yard saleing makes you smile! I need to get a move on so it can make me smile, too! : )
Love Love LOVE this post!!! Oh why can't I go shopping with you?? 🙂
You are cracking me up still writing while family calls for you!