Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yard Sale Finds

You could really call me the reluctant yard saler.  A friend called this weekend and told me of this great estate sale (which, in our town, is just a yard sale where the grown children are liquifying the estate of the said downsizing relative)Anyway, the yard sale was full of some nice mid-century vintage kitchen ware.  But, being in the mood for back to school and fall, I spied this adorable little world globe for $1.  I am sure I had one of these when I was a kid, it is a bank and I got the bonus of a 1945 penny inside.

Now, once I was awake and yard selling you can't stop me.  So I have to check out a few more.  I found this adorable little ironstone pitcher for 50 cents!!  I was a happy woman, definitely worth waking up for.  Did I mention it was 10:30 AM when I got this wake up call, well school starts soon and no more sleeping in. 

We hit the yard sales pretty late so hubs mentions we could head up to my favorite antique shop.  Always loving his spontaneity, I am game for it.  I found this 1969 Illinois license plate in the Illini colors which is perfect for a fall vignette.  This was just $5.

More fall goodness in this spectacular paint-by-number for only $6.  Don't you love fantastic finds! 
Sherry
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23 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

mmmm...the smell of pencils and that globe will come in handy for someone!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Dreaming of fall and wearing a sweater, and leaves falling because it is fall NOT because their is a drought!
Love your pitcher and of course the Illinois plates! Go Illini!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Cute treasures.

Shirley said...

great finds..love the white pitcher and the paint by number, a great fall find..It wont be long now and the leaves will be turning..yikes, time is flying..love the license plate..rise and shine...

sparklegem said...

Yard sales are so much fun and you found some wonderful treasures!

Entertaining Women said...

Haven't done back to school in many years, but I'm still always tempted to buy new spiral notebooks and write my name on them. I always loved all the paper products that went along with school. Thanks for taking us along on your great yard sale adventure. Cherry Kay

Sarah said...

Well, looks like you had a successful day! I had one of those little globe banks too. LOL

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You did find some great things. I am the same way. I love to go it is just getting myself to go. Know what I mean? Thanks for linking this up. Love the painting.

Micupoftea~ said...

Fun, fun...and bargains to boot! Love the pitcher :)

Ann said...

Those are pretty little treasures.
I used to have a globe bank too
when I was little.

jeanetteann said...

There is something about those globes that is hard to resist. I always have to smack my hand when I see them,as I really would have nowhere to put one. x

Cynthia said...

Some great finds. I love the pitcher!

Cynthia

Miss Charming said...

So many fun items! (I used to have that same globe bank when I was a kid.) Great deal on the cute little pitcher.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Fun finds! I have a friend who has snapped up quite a few of those paint by number prints!

Olive Cooper said...

I love the deer paint by number and the wee pitcher Sherry. Back to micro class-I worked night shift and took an 8 AM class, made a B but retained nothing. Everything I know about micro I learned from working in the hospital. We yard sale every week end. We are yard sale freaks:}

~ Liz ~ said...

I would love to find a good paint by number to paint since I have been unable to find any old ones but the ones I've seen at the stores are nothing like the old ones, sadly. Boy you sure scored well for a late start. Good for you!
Liz

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love paint by numbers! They are hot flea market items rightnow. Now following, Andrea xo

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Thanks for coming by with all your thrifty finds. Love that globe and that 50 cent ironstone pitcher.

Blessings,
Linda

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Yes I love great finds, it just makes you heart skip a beat and go faster. I use to paint a lot when I was younger with paint by number, I did a lot on velvet :-{, well it looked good back then! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow! When yard sales are good, they are very good! You got amazing stuff, totally in love with your paint by numbers pic! Fabulous prices!
Rebecca

Diann said...

Oh Sherry, you are not alone in the "Back to School & Fall" mood! It is taking everything I have to stay focused on the moment! That little ironstone pitcher was worth the whole day of yard saling! What a steal! Thank you for sharing at TTF. have a terrific day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the old bank globes as I remember them when I was a kid. I must say your best finds was the Ironstone pitcher....what a pretty shape! Hugs, Linda

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