I haven’t had as much time to post lately (busy with my new job and all), but I did find some time in the last few weeks to hit some yard sales with my crew.
I found this great old bridge table for $5 a few weeks ago…
It has some teal and brown in it and it looks great in my family room – you can never have enough tables or chairs!
Here’s some other assorted stuff I found last week:
That’s an old printer’s typesetting drawer in the back (I thought the openings would be perfect to store little stamps or embellishments). The long, white item in the front is a clip board from Pottery Barn Kids – it was brand new and still in the box. I thought it would be cute to hold my kids’ artwork. In the upper right is a little vintage framed children’s prayer and under that is an old box containing an Amish doll. I’m not a doll collector, but I bargained with the lady to get this for free – I thought someone on eBay might find it valuable (we’ll see if I ever even get the time to list it on eBay…if not, Emily’s got a free doll!).
I also found these other vintage treasures – games and books:
An old Pollyanna and Parcheesi game, an old Harper’s magazine from the 1800′s, a vintage camping handbook (great words and photos) and an old geometry book.
I also picked up this vintage Santa collection for $10:
There’s also a vintage angel thrown in there too. Most of them are candles (probably from the 50s and 60s), but there’s also a stuffed Santa and a plastic one. I thought this would make a cool display during the holidays.
Ooh – I also spent a whopping 75 cents on some old stationery sets:
That’s 25 cents for each set. Not sure what I’m going to do with them yet, but for that price, how could I resist?
And, even though these didn’t come from a yard sale, I thought I’d share these great clearance bargains:
The letters and wood shapes are from the Target scrapbooking aisle. The words were each 98 cents and the letters and shapes were 74 cents each. The little 6X6 notebooks were on clearance at Staples for 90 cents each – perfect for altering!
Love shopping the clearance aisles!
I like to think that it doesn’t take a lot of money to be creative – you just have to keep an eye out for those things that can take on a new life with your imagination.