Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Love a Good Yard Sale

Don't you love it when you hit a good yard sale?  I had so much to do this weekend and almost didn't go out treasure hunting.  Do you ever look at the yard sale ads on Craigslist or in the newspaper almost hoping you DON'T see something interesting?  If there's a buzz word that catches my eye, I have to go.

It was an "old and interesting" kind of day.  Those two framed prints caught my eye right away.  I still need to open up the backs to find all the money that's hiding inside.
Unlike most of the old cameras I buy, this one won't be repurposed into jewelry.  It's still in great condition and will probably find a comfortable spot in my house.  The old 6" Diamond paper cutter still slices right through a piece of paper.
I thought this hydrometer with its original wooden case was so interesting.  I was told this one was used for measuring the density of milk.  Just what every household needs. 

Earthly Footsteps of the Man of Galilee.  I love old books and couldn't pass this one up.  It has some condition issues, but most of the 400 photographs are still in good shape.

James Lee (left) is the author and Robert Bain (right) is the photographer.  The book was originally published in 1894 and has over 400 photographs of their journey through the Holy Land.
I had to have this little booklet. 
Dr. Pierce's magic potion will cure everything....

It will cure our backaches...
It will help us because we're so overworked.  Darn, no alcohol?
It will help with our nervous disorders...
At least he acknowledged that men have their share of problems too.

I'm linking up my yard sale finds with:
Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures,
Charm Bracelet Diva for Club G.W.
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday,
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday,
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday.


43 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

I love your treasures. The old book is great - I love old books too.
Pamela @ From My Front Porch To Yours took over Treasure Hunt Thursday since I was so busy trying to figure my poor blog out. I;m sure she would love to have you join her.
I miss y;all!
Rhonda

Blue Creek Home said...

Oh, I have a favor to ask. Would you change my address in your blogroll on your sidebar to mybluecreekhome.com

The old links are taking everybody to my old place where someone else has taken up residence!!
Thanks so much.
Rhonda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those ads are a hoot! :-D I have a feeling a glass or 2 of wine would help more than the "meds" they advertise. :-D
I was out and about yesterday and saw a lot of signs, but did not stop. It was just to HOT!

Paula said...

Great treasures! I love old books and know that these would have come home with me, too.

Sassy Marsha said...

WOW, you really scored. I have been on the lookout for a camera like that! Lucky you!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I think your finds are ALL wonderful, Betsy - as always! The "Earthly Footsteps of the Man of Galilee looks fascinating. I would love to browse through that beauty.

And Dr. Pierce's booklet is just too funny! Did you notice that his "ANSWER" to the "Question - Addressed to Women" sounded a lot like a politician's answer. He used a lot of verbiage...but gave no REAL answer. lol

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspt.com/

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That camera is a real keeper.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Have you found the money yet? lol Great finds. I love the old ads. Nice graphics.

Susan said...

What wonderful treasures you found! My favs are the two prints. I am waiting for you to find the hidden money!

Diane Writes said...

A big WOW for your finds Betsy! The old camera is a treasure and the books,I super love them too.

Michelle L. said...

I have a case of nerves about my disordered liver! That booklet is priceless.

Nelly said...

You find some amazing things.We dont get anything like that at sales here I think the dealers must have them all.I am in love with that camera.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow! What a yard sale!! Love the camera!,,,I'm glad you're not repurposing that one! You made some amazing finds!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Great finds! I love the camera.

Kathy said...

Great finds, especially those old prints. I'm keeping my fingers crossed there will be cash - 8+)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, you had great shopping! Hope you discover you're a millionaire!

Carol

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Great stuff! FYI, in these parts we use a hydrometer during the fermentation process when making home brew, that's right, beer! Just sayin'....:)

xoxo
kathleen

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

So glad you posted pictures of all your finds. They're amazing! Love the old book and I actually have a print just like the ones you got! Now where did I put it? :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds! Hoping you find lots of money in the pics!!
*hugs*Deb

Barbara Jean said...

Great finds!!

I have two of those sweet old cameras myself. (cases too) Fun!
Glad you are not taking it apart. =)

sweet book too

blessings and have a super week.

barbara jean

Sue said...

Betsy, I would love to find an old camera like yours to add to my collection! I like that crazy cure-all booklet, too. I wonder why
"no alcohol" was such a big deal. LOL

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Yes I love a good yard sale and it was fun seeing the things you found!

Dayle said...

The camera is my fave.

Barbara Jean said...

me again girl
regarding 'what is it'. I thought of you. they would be perfect. =)

blessings
barb

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You hit the jackpot...love that camera!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my word, you found some amazing treasures!
That camera is to die for!

tammylovesdishes said...

Oh yes, I do love a good yard sale. Looks like you hit some fantastic sales. Your finds, are as usual, fabulous.

Pamela said...

What greta finds! I so hope you will join in for Treasure Hunt Thursday!

Trisha said...

My goodness, you find the neatest things. I can remember when I was a little girl, that we had a Polaroid camera like that; it folded flat into it's long black metal case. Haven't seen one like it, in years. Blessings.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Betsy...you did find some great things!! I never think to open up a print to perhaps find a hidden treasure!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Now you've go me wanting to dig up our old hydrometers we used for homebrewing B.C. (Before Children lol) Thanks Betsy for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva! Have a great week!

xox
Kathleen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The book really is a hoot...although I might learn something! lol LOVE the old camera...that was worth it ALL! WOW! Enjoy your week! ♥

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Great treasures! Love that camera and that book -- hilarious! Don't you wish there WERE tonics to help with all of those things??!! LOL

Robyn Story said...

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Pamela said...

Betsy thanx so much for stopping by and joining Treasure Hunt Thursday! I really do love the old camera and graphics you found!

Miss Kitty said...

Well, you are just amazing to find SO MANY treasures. I adore those books...thanks for sharing their interesting and amuzing pages.

Bella Rose said...

HI BETZZZ,
I LAUGHED SO HARD THIS MORNING!
WHAT A POST!
THANK YOU!
LOVE,
ILTZZZZ

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I LOVE that camera! It'll look great somewhere in your house, would love to see a picture when you get it situated. And next time I feel poorly, can I contact you to look it up in your book so I can order a tonic from you? :-) You did great at the yard sale, you never know what you're going to find - the treasure hunt! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Mary

Queenie said...

Maybe they'll be some $ behind those picture frames...do tell us if you find any :)
Loved seeing your finds...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Now, aren't you glad you got out? Those were such fun finds! And yes, I'll admit I'm more often than not relieved when the sales don't look worth my time (or lack of sleep time) to go to. I'm not a morning person.

DearHelenHartman said...

Help with Nervous Disorders is always welcomed... I can think of a few people I'd like to, un, De-Nervous right now! Love your finds!

dogsmom said...

Older treasures like those are hard to come by at yard sales. And finding things like that just keeps feeding the addiction.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I also love old books but that camera, oh be still my heart...so fabulous!
hugs,
Linda