Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More from The Longest Yard Sale - My Haul of goodies!

I'm back... This time I want to share with you the items that I bought during my trip up the Longest Yard Sale.  I only had a couple of things that I really wanted to find while shopping, I really wanted to stay open to whatever there was to see.  I had prepared myself for serious yard saling by reading a couple of  popular books. I bought read and yes reread I Brake For Yard Sales by Sara London. I also read Rediscovered Treasures by Ellen Dyrop. Then there were a number of magazines available, including Flea Market Decor and Flea Market Style. I have to admit that some of the tips in these books really did help me get better prices.  I'm a talker anyway, so talking and chatting with the sellers came easy for me.  I'm sure that helped me get the price that I did on my chair.  I also made sure I had a stack of small bills, mostly ones I would suggest carrying a few larger bills if you know you may be out for big ticket items, cause I don't know about you, but I don't think about a credit card on the side of the road or the middle of a field..  And I definitely wasn't afaid to ask for their "best price"  I even taught my daughter how to haggle, gently!   So here's what I bought.

This chair caught my eye from the road and I had to see it up close.  Yes, she needs some TLC, but don't you just love the shape. I have to do some repairs on a couple of legs and then new upholstery, but can't you just picture her all dressed up with someplace to go!  There were a couple of ladies standing in the wings as I negotiated my price, luckily I won!

These are almost identical to mini silverplated trays that I sold on my Etsy shop ( after I embellished and cleaned them of course). I couldn't pass them up. I have an entirely new idea for these, check the shop soon.

Of course I am always on the look out for unusal silverplated trays. More mirrors to come from these babies.

These crystal candlesticks were super cheap and I don't have any exactly like these, so that made them keepers. More finials coming your way.

This is my stash of rhinestone jewerely that I bought. I plan to bling out some of my silverplated mirror trays. Again, check the Etsy store soon.

I wasn't sure about these two peices but I got them from my brother in Al so that made them keepers, at least for a while. I found them on ebay so, I may put them in my vintage shop.

A sweet little old lady in TN sold me this vintage mirror for $5.00. And her son carried it for a block to put it in my car! Not sure if I'm going to leave it as a mirror or remove the mirror and just use the frame for something else. Stay tuned!

I definitely plan to remove this fabric and get some ribbon from May Arts and create a dream of a shade for a little girl's room.  My new neice just might get this. This was from a little consignment shop along the route.  Don't overlook those. but alas my daughter drew the line at letting me go into a Goodwill store in Dunlap, TN.

And of course my 2 bowls for the stand mixer, a challenger right at the start of the sale but, score ! $5

What is this you ask? This is a pile of 18 white t-shirts I spent $3.00 for them.  I have been planning on having my daughter make a t-shirt rug for her room and this was a great find. I saw one on Pinterest and can't wait to  try it. Since my shirts are 6X shirts and some are long sleeved I think I'll have enough fabric. Now to start cutting 1"x4" strips. Whew!

A 16x24" oak frame for $2 bucks. The possibilities are endless.

These 2- 22"x24" wood frames were also $2 each.  The one on the left has already been primed and is ready for a coat of silver paint and more. Then it's headed to N.C. to a certain college professor as a new bulletin board for her office.  I'll be sure to show you the finished product.

Well, that's it. Can't wait to get started on some of these projects and more. I got some great ideas for my May Arts projects too.  Don't forget to check out their blog May Arts where I will  be contributing as a Cameo Ribbonista. 

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