Monday, June 18, 2012

A Few Good Yard Sales

I wasn't planning on going to any yard sales this weekend because it was just too darn hot, but temptation got the best of of me.  I was only out for about 30 minutes, just long enough to stop at two sales and buy a few things that really caught my eye.

It was a silver and metal morning with a little architecture, glass, and leather thrown in.

A plant is just what this lard bucket needs.  I already flattened and stamped the silverware; now they're just waiting for a good polish. 

More silverware and a few salt and pepper shakers picture holders.

Architectural salvage from a once loved doll house.

Baby shoes are always on my wish list along with wire baskets.
I'm proud of myself for only buying what I could carry in one big arm load. I'm not sure how much longer I would have lasted because I'm a much happier shopper when I'm not melting.  


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31 comments:

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Those little shakers are so cute...please show the conversion to picture holders! Love the doll house architectural piece...very unique. You did great, Betsy. Now go cool off!!!

Michelle L. said...

What are you doing with the baby shoes? Intrigued!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fabulous haul, Betsy! You should have told me, I have several pairs of baby shoes!

xoxo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You accomplished a lot more than I did. :-D
Looks like you got some nice pieces to work with.
Enjoy your evening.

~ Laura said...

Oh my!! So many good things!! What you can do in so little time!!! :) I'm in a silver mood lately so those platters really caught my eye!! I love seeing what you find!!

Maggie said...

Great stuff, Betsy! My favorite neighborhood garage sale happens this weekend, and I'm already excited to go 'on the hunt'. Old junk makes me giddy. I think you can relate :-)

Connie Mercer said...

awesome haul:):)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wonderful finds. I love the architectural doll house piece. It would make a great picture frame.

Danielle

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love the lard bucket and the wire basket! Perhaps the heat saved you from yourself?!lol

Anne said...

Betsy,
Great finds!Love those sweet baby shoes and that old advertisement tin is way cool!
((((Hugs)))
Anne

Diane Writes said...

Another loot to work out Betsy! I'm excited to see what you will be doing to these treasures. I'm particularly interested to the baby shoes.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just love those old tin measuring cups. I still have one from the olden days...that I bought new! haha! Enjoy your week!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wow...that's a great mix for only a 30 minute garage sale day!! You must have better garage sales around you...it would take me all day and 20 stops to find those goodies around here :) Stay cool!! Laurel

Kathy said...

The silverware is flattened and stamped? I missed something somewhere. What do you use it for?

Kathryn said...

Wow, can't believe it is hot there and so cold here! I'm still wearing fleece and socks most of the time!
Love the treasures you found! What do you plan to do with the metal measuring cups??? Trying to imagine.
Ahh. Baby shoes have to be one of the sweetest things ever made! I remember using the white shoe polish on them before every outing.
My sweet neighbor in Indiana told me one day that she had just thrown out her mother's baby shoes (90 year old shoes)!!! I begged her to let me have them but she said that I wouldn't want them... I almost snuck out to her trash can that night to rescue them but was afraid I would get caught. I should have, it would have been worth it! *sigh*
Can't wait to see your awesome creations!
xo
kat

The Pickin' Pair said...

Love all of your treasures. Awesome finds!

Karen Bates said...

Great finds...love the silver platters! Send some of that heat up here...it's cold and very windy!

Sharing Shadymont said...

You found some neat stuff. I'd love to find some architectural pieces.

DearHelenHartman said...

Why is it when I see things like that at a sale they look like junk and when I see how you've grouped and used them they look like THINGS I MUST HAVE!?

Highland Monkey's said...

I do wish we had those yard sales in Scotland. I'm sure I would clear the lot! I really like the lard container how nice is that!

Aerobics Is My release said...

Awesome finds!!!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great finds. I love the red cans.

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

oooh, some great finds...I wish you could show me how you do the silverware...I have the alpha stamps...just haven't done it yet!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love all your finds! What are you going to do with your silverware! I love to stamp silver and I am always looking for projects!

blessings,
karianne

Peggy said...

At least you can find a yard sale to go to. Around here the heat keeps every one from having one. (or good ones, any way) I too, am curious about the silverware and what you will do with it. And absolutely a plant in the Lard can!

Jeanne said...

I noticed the silverware! I have a story about my silverware purchase this week! You did well!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What great finds, Betsy...the dollhouse piece is too cute!

Stampin D Amour said...

Betsy - fab finds!!! You have a good eye for very nice vintage treasures!!! xo

-pamela ;)

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love to see your finds - and you know what? I'd have picked the very same things.

Liz - Imageremix said...

Thanks for taking the time to come by and read my rain story and check out my pictures, Betsy. I'm glad you stopped by!
Liz

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

Great finds, I like that flat kitchen thingy with the handle...lack of what it's called :)