Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yard Sale Finds!

Can we all give a yell - Woohoo!

I saw an ad for a yard sale last night that stated, "Not your typical yard sale. No clothes, no toys, or furniture." And then it listed antique clothes, material, trims, laces, quilts, quilt patterns, and doll making items... This pile cost me $25 at half price. I filled an entire grocery sack with things to make you go --- OOOHHHH!!






I haven't even scratched the surface of what I bought! I was in nirvana. Once I managed to tear myself away Mom said, "Why don't we stop at the other sale we passed."

Yeah. So we went there and I got more things to make you swoon. I grabbed one of our wooden bowls and threw in my favorite spools.




Ok, the frame doesn't look like much but it is old - and it has a patent number on the back. Now, why in the world would it have that? The wooden spools - all of them cost a whopping $5. I started a new collection. ;0)

I also got 3 little wooden slat boxes - the computer ate the picture. But, I'm going to fill them with a little shredded paper and place my small pillows in them. Once I get them arranged I'll post something.

Stopped by Jo-Ann's and got some fat quarters, more buttons, and wire. All in all - a beautiful successful day.

Now, I know what you will be getting when I finally get around to that one year anniversary that was over a month ago!

Smiles - Denise

22 comments:

Tina said...

Nice finds!

Jules said...

Very cool! We have one or two places in my area that has a bunch of sewing/needlework stuff in their yard sales. I went one time and spent less than $5.00 on a bunch of DMC floss, not that I needed it, but couldn't resist, loL!

Lesleyanne said...

Great finds.

April Mechelle said...

Way to go Denise !!! Boy, you did good! I had a yard sale yesterday and today !! Tired but got some money jingling in my pocket !!! Great finds!

Jane said...

I'm wahooing with you Denise, what fantastic finds and bargain prices ~ I'm sure you'll put them to good use xxx

CalamityJr said...

What a fun day! Glad you enjoyed it so much!

Mouse said...

oooo drool drool ..lovely stash :)i have my old cotton reels in my mums wooden drawers that was made for showing the reels off in (its on my blog ..lol)love mouse xxxx

Tommye said...

sounds like my kinda yard sale! Love the wooden spools. They are hard to find.

country stitcher said...

Some people are so lucky and you are one of them. I wish I could find such good finds. Enjoy your stuff.
Denise

Catherine said...

Whoo-hoo! Great goodies!

Teresa said...

Great finds. I too had luck today at yard sales.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Deborah said...

Wonderful trims and lace!

Marlene said...

I so need to be in USA next year, your craft outlets (including yard sales) are way above ours, shopping online is OK, but you don't get the buzz. Love your laces, cotton reels, in fact every thing!!

gracie said...

fantastic!

rosek1870 said...

Wow Denise what a great haul!! I have never gotten that lucky at a yard sale! Enjoy your new stash!
Rose

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

woooo hoooo wooden spools, now all you need to do is make a necklace with them and we could be twins....lol
Nice day trips like that are what make life so interesting.
Be always in stitches

Lorrie said...

Don't we all just love to come across a find like that? Can't wait to see the next set of pictures!

Paula said...

I am SO LUCKY! I have a bunch of spools that were Grandma's. They are just too cool.

By the way, I like your red, white and blue background. I must look for one for myself for now through July 4th.

Lee said...

GREAT finds! I especially love the laces and the wooden spools. You did good!

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on all your acquisitions!! I hope you use them all (or gift them all) as you see fit!

Maggee said...

What a great sale! Those are lovely trims!! have fun using them! Hugs.

Pumpkin said...

You dun good girl! LOL! What awesome finds. I saw a wreath made out of spools. It was cool :o)