The season has officially begun! Finally, a decent listing of yard/garage sales in the paper, online, and did I mention I use an app on my phone? LOLs. No joke…it’s great at locating sales within several feet of me! From jewelry to furniture, the selection of yard sale inventory was the best it has been this early 2013 season. Let’s cut the small talk and get right into the treasures. I’ve been so excited to share them with you all week!
At my very first stop of the morning, I spotted this child’s wicker rocking chair. It’s in great shape. It will be good for photographing small children or just for decorative purposes. It did come with this poor baby doll who had seen better days. The owner was selling the chair and doll for $8. I told the seller he could keep the baby, and I offered $5 for the chair. He accepted my offer.
One of the next sales was definitely, as the American Pickers call it, a honey hole. All of the following items were from the same sale. I will start out small. If you know me personally, you know I love jewelry. From costume to real, vintage to brand new…I can appreciate it all. Check out my newest vintage bobs to decorate my lobes! Ha, ha. I couldn’t resist two pairs of earrings for $1!
I am still searching for vintage glass knobs to complete the look of a sideboard I purchased last season. So if you have any, hook a sista up! Anyway, I’m sure that is why this cake container caught my eye. It has great color, and I love the glass knob. It’s multifunctional. It will not only be great for decorating but also storage. $3
Still at the same sale, I saw this old milk glass/hobnail looking lamp. The milk glass looks great against a black and white interior design. I asked the seller about it. She said it was her grandmother’s, and they were very sentimental about the piece. I thought, “Well, why on earth are you selling it and for only $10?!” Because I never pay the full sticker price, I offered $7. She said $8. I took it home! It looks fabulous on my black sideboard. The top and bottom light up.
At another sale I came across a couple of Christmas tins. My sister collects them, so for 50 cents a piece it was a no brainer.
I also came across this unique chair at the same sale where I found the tins. It is solid as a rock, and it just had this great Mid-Century Modern look. The chair was only $2! So I was willing to take a chance on it. After a little research, I found out it was a Thonet New York bentwood chair. The cheapest price on ebay was $89…pretty good investment if I do say so myself!
My last treasure is my favorite find of the weekend! I love the TV series, Mad Men. I enjoy looking at the fashion and interior design on the show. This chair totally looks like it belongs on the set of the hit television series. I fell in love with the lines of this chair as soon as I saw it. Yes, it is covered in an atrocious orange fabric that you can see for miles, but its potential screams even louder to me. You will never believe how much I paid for it…wait for it…$2! And that ladies and gentlemen made my day!
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