It was a whirlwind weekend at la maison. I picked up College Diva in Flagstaff and drove her home for a weekend visit. She has been so busy with school, work, sorority, she hasn't had much time to visit. I love having my baby girl home even just for a few days.
Saturday I picked up my co-op basket with my sister, Sensibly Frugal. We met a new friend who works and is friends with my next door neighbor Cate! Small world. Lynn and I are sharing cases of fruit as sometimes 48 ears of corn or 38 pounds of peaches are a bit more than one person can put up before they start turning.
I headed out to a few yard sales and though there were LOADS, they all seemed to be a few items strewn on sheets or tables trying to act like a sale. No thank you! After several "drive by's" I found one with size 6 clothes for my niece. A quick call to Sensibly Frugal and a few dollars later I was in possession of some new threads for Frugal Toddler. Will post pictures of those later.
Since I am embarking on a slow year, I do not buy retail for things I "want". I wait and wait and WAIT until they show up at a yard sale! The second sale I stopped at was AMAZING. I could have stayed and talked/shopped with this couple F-O-R-E-V-E-R. He had two uncle's pass within a few months of each other and he inherited all of their belongings. This sale was terrific, new items, vintage, antique and a few curiosities to boot. One of the uncle's was in possession of a young alligator head..a fine job of taxidermy if I say so myself. I didn't believe it was real until I touched the teeth! Didn't bring that home with me.
I picked up several things, his prices were fantastic. First I spied this lovely and I almost tripped getting to it.
I LOVE crocks. I have three and am always on the look out for another one. He had this lovely sitting there for $5.00! I grabbed it and said MINE! He then tells me he has a smaller one but doesn't know where he put it. He took my email address and said he would contact me when he finds it. I hope he does.
I love the little crown on this crock. To Die For!
I also picked up these "monogrammed" towels with an E. Also brand new and perfect since my last name starts with an E! $1.00 each! Frugal Score! Will use these as over sized hand towels.
Saw this tablecloth and the cornucopia sitting on top of it. $3.00 for cornucopia, $1.00 for the tablecloth! See what I mean, this was a Fabulous Yard Sale.
Will post the remainder of things I found at this sale tomorrow. For now be sure to link up with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality , Jacey over at One Man's Trash is MY Treasure: Fabulous Finds and Katie over at Along the way with K + J Trash to Treasure.