Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yard Sale Pickin's

The pickin's were a little thin the last two weekends, but I'm still a happy hunter and my garage thanks me.  I know that everyone here is relieved when I don't come home with a truck load of treasures.  After all, I have been trying to concentrate on the small stuff only (yeah, right).

I'm always looking for pretty glass bottles to dress up and fill with shells or buttons; I found all three of these at the same sale.  I was so excited when I spotted this pretty pink metal lingerie hamper.  It only had a little bit of rust on the top and bottom rims, but I was able to get most of it off with some #0000 steel wool. You can't see from this picture, but it has sweet little round feet.

I couldn't resist adding a vintage rhinestone button to the lid.

The set of dictionaries from 1952 were free; can't do any better than that.  The little silver cup and necklace were only $2.00 for both.

This necklace will be good for several repurposing projects; it's 5 1/2 feet long.  Warning:  Do not display a long necklace on a piece of coral.  Not only does it bite, but it took me several minutes to free the necklace.  So much for using it as a display.
Last but not least....ten lovely rolls of crocheting thread.  I don't crochet, but I'm thinking they'll look good in a big glass jar that I have.

I'm linking up my Yard Sale Pickin's with:
Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures,
Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday,
Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds,
Creating a House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday, and
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


35 comments:

  1. I love the little bottles you found!

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  2. I love the little hamper and the button you added! That's a great idea for the crochet thread! That's what I would do too, since I aahh, don't crochet either! :)
    The ginormous necklace is fab!

    Love the coral too but it does tend to tangle things and IS very sharp!

    Thanks for sharing your goodies!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  3. Nice finds, and free is always good. 5 1/2 ft. of bling to recreate - sounds good to me. :D I like the touch of bling you added to the hamper top.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  4. I like the rhinestone on the hamper, nice touch.

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  5. Betsy, I think you had a great weekend treasure hunt! The metal lingerie hamper is the first one that I have seen; I love it, and the button you added is great.
    Blessings.

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  6. OMGosh, I am rolling on the floor laughing....you are so funny! Coral just doesn't mix with delicate jewelry :o :)!!!

    Love how conservative you are being lately...I am working on it too but I found some fun stuff at the thrift today....I really didn't mean to go....honest! Heehee!

    Love your finds and thanks for sharing.

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  7. You got some great stuff! Thanks for the warning about the coral. When I first saw it I thought wow I should do that. LOL! You always have some awesome vintage jewelry. Love the blog :)

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  8. Oh, wonderful finds!! LOVE the pink lingerie hamper!!!

    I found a few things this weekend too but nothing rusty or vintage :( like you did!!!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  9. Great finds and how cool will those spools of crochet yarn look in a container. great idea!

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  10. The pink hamper is my favorite and the bling is perfect. Love the crochet thread also.

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  11. you have the best ideas,, you should do a magazine,

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  12. I'd say you did pretty well. finding the pink tin made it all worth it!

    Carol

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  13. Thanks for the tip on the coral. The crochet thread is a great find and I agree, it will look great in a jar!

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  14. Steel wool on rust- what a great idea- why didn't I think of that? Great finds-love that crochet thread- the last time I had a bunch I put it in one of those big old pickle jars.

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  15. Thank you Betsy for coming by and leaving a sweet comment on my blog. I can see by visiting here that we like the same kinds of things. I love to redo old jewelry too. I have sold a few on Etsy, but seems like just as soon as I come up with something new, I need a gift, or I like it so much I want to keep it. I really love anything vintage, and love to hit yard sales, flea markets, and thrift shops. You found some very lovely items on your last venture.

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  16. I love all your finds! What a great idea to put all your threads into a big glass jar!

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  17. Hello Betsy! I love the coral display and the vintage dictionary. And I have to laugh when you said that "everyone in your home is relieved when you don't come home with a lot of treasures."

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  18. Great finds! Thanks again for posting my giveaway on your side bar.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

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  19. The jewelery is lovely!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful thrifter

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  20. Such lovely finds and vignettes, too! Beautiful photos ;)

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  21. Sweet hamper, like the bottles too!

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  22. That hamper brings back memories. I am your neighbor at Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.

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  23. You found some really unique vintage finds and the vignettes you created are so interesting!

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  24. Hi Betsy, I would not have known what the pink box was for... duh!

    I learned something new today (as always I do from you).

    Your mind just cranks and I enjoy reading your creative thought process on the treasures you find.

    So fun. And your passion seeps through your blog.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  25. Wonderful finds! Love the yarn...display will look fabulous!
    Blessings!!

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  26. That's a lingerie hamper??! I've seen those and had no idea what they were! Just walked by a pink one like that at my local thrift store and it had a matching little 'trinket' box. I think they had 10.00 for the set. Love all of your finds -- and what a great idea to put all of the crochet thread balls into a container!

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  27. I love how you displayed with the coral, too bad it made a mess! The glass decanters are fab too!
    Cheers ~ Lara

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  28. Wow! You have a great eye! I really like your blog. You may want to follow my friend, because she's doing a lot of the same stuff! Again, so impressed with your finds!
    Here's her blog: http://absolutetlylovingmylife.blogspot.com
    Bekah
    http://indiapersandprayer.blogspot.com

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  29. Just stopping by to say thanks for folling my blog! You got some great finds! Love your vintage look! I'm your newest follower:)

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  30. Hey...I've never seen a lingerie hamper or if I have I didn't know what it was. Now I hope I find one...love the rhinestone touch! Great find on the crochet thread...good idea to display in a jar!!!

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  31. why is it I love looking at other peoples finds

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  32. i gave you an award!

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  33. You really hit the jackpot, and your vignettes are really creative, Betsy. I hope you can join in my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party starting next Tuesday!

    xoxo
    kathleen

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