Don’t you hate when you drive past what appears to be a potentially great yard sale and you’re in a hurry? I think the smart thing to do in this situation is to turn the car around and quickly run through and see if there is anything there that you can’t live without.
This happened Friday morning as I was rushing back home from an appointment to pick up Alex and Mason. We were leaving for an impromptu family reunion about two hours away. ( I will be sharing more about that later this week.)
So, I did the smart thing and turned my car around, ran across the busy street, and determined pretty fast that everything that I was interested in was overpriced. As I was leaving, I noticed that the door to the big white house was standing open and I could see that there was a lot of activity in the foyer. So, I ventured inside wondering if I was about to eat breakfast with the family who lived here!!!
Thankfully, A sweet woman greeted me and told me that she buys three or four estate sales a year and this was a little bit of all of them that she wanted to get rid of. She had some of her personal stash there as well.
I quickly gathered a boxful of things that I wanted. Most of my things weren’t priced, so I had no idea how much my box of treasures would cost. I held my breath as I asked her the price of my things. Much to my delight she was charging much less than I had expected!!! Don’t you just love a good deal?
Some of you know how much I love to find odd silver plate pieces.
All four pieces were only $3.00!
The knife blade is rusty, but who could resist that incredible handle.
Love the handle on the butter knife.
I also love mixing vintage floral china pieces.
I purchased seven of these beautiful plates that were marked $5.00.
She let me have them for $2.00 each.
The eighth one had a chip so she didn’t charge me anything for it!
These ornate gold pieces were my favorite purchase.
On the left is an old Dixie cup dispenser and a vintage perfume dispenser is on the right.
These little beauties were only $3.00 each!
This was some of her personal things that she was selling.
She had used it lying on it’s side.
Being a do it yourselfer, I had to repair it!
I searched the whole house for something to use on the bottom so that it would stand up.
I knew that I needed my trusty Gorilla Glue for this project!
It’s hard to tell here, but this is two separate feet from a lamp that I had saved.
I glued them to a washer to build it up to the right height so it would clear the decorative trim at the bottom of the perfume bottle.
I then glued this piece to the bottom.
A little gold paint and…
She is up and fabulous!!!
I think I will use these new things in the guest bathroom.
She is about to get a mini makeover.
She also rounded up a big pile of vintage linens for me.
I will have to share those later as they are in the washing machine
getting all cleaned up to become BCH Original pillows.
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