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6/30/12

I couldn't believe my eyes...


I got up early yesterday morning and headed out to see if the yard sale I visited Thursday would be open again. Remember the glasses I got Thursday at .50 cents each? The vintage peanut butter ones from the 50's?


Well, after seeing them hubby asked why I didn't buy more of them. Frankly, I wasn't sure what he would think about me buying any glasses because we have a cabinet full. But when he saw these and realized they were vintage, he sent me back to get some more and they were already closed up for the day. So I went back this morning and she was open and I was the 2nd customer. She still had the other 8 glasses. I wanted a set of 8 to go in an antique glass rack. So I picked out four more at .50 cents each. 


Then she said "Everything is 1/2 off the price today so you can have them for .25 each." YES! So I picked up the last four.


So now I have the entire set of 12, at a total cost of $4.00. I am beyond thrilled! I saw a set of 8 in a rack on E-bay for $149.99. So I would say I have good reason to be thrilled over $4.00.


I did stop by one other yard sale and found some more items that I liked. I got this little pillow to go on the front porch for the 4th.


A couple of cute dishcloths.



These two little thermal cups.


And this neat little vase with grapes on it. 


Not counting the glasses, my other items were just $2.00. Not bad for a quick run to a yard sale.


6/29/12

Life's Unexpected Moments

I was heading to the store yesterday, when I was on the phone with my friend, Clara. She was telling that her neighbor was having a yard sale and she had some pretty good buys. Since it was just about 1/2 mile from the store, I decided to pop over to see what I could find. Oh wow! One of those times you are so glad you follow your instincts. Here are my bargains...

First off, the lady holding the sale goes to shows in Atlanta and had tons of these bags. It is what she put my goodies in instead of white plastic bags. So getting a freebie right off the bat was cool.


I got these metal candle rings. I want to use them at Christmas to put a candle in and surround the candle with holly. 


These little metal trays are cute. I bought 4 of them to use for .... something. Just don't know what yet. 


I liked these so well that I bought 8 of them. They will be used around the house to set candles in or to put in goody bags on holidays. 


Speaking of holidays...I am seeing a lot of Christmas decor at the yard sales. I love the Santa on this plate and just had to have it. 


I bought this to put on my front porch for the 4th of July. Not sure how I will decorate with it, but I wanted something patriotic to decorate out front. 


I have been looking for a thermal pitcher to put water in and keep it on my desk. I don't drink nearly enough water. I have a little table in my office and I was trying to find a vintage tray that I could put a thermal pitcher on with cold water so I didn't have to go all the way to the kitchen for a drink while I am working. In the winter, I can fill it with hot chocolate. This was one of my great bargains of the day.  She had $2.00 on them and they look brand new...inside and out. I said "I want one but I don't know which one I want." She said "You can have them for $1.00 each if you take both of them." SOLD! I am thinking Sis might want one for her office desk for her coffee. She might, might not. But I am sure she will let me know if she does. 


But my find of the day, the deal of the century leaves me breathless. I found these 1950's Boscul Peanut Butter glasses in the flower pattern. My cost.....just .50 cents each! They were down in a box under a table and I almost walked right by them. I have been looking for these for a while, but they are sometimes as much as $8 - $12 for one glass at the antique stores. The Shasta Daisy one is rare and is $37 on Ebay. So to nab it for .50 cents made my day. I am mad at myself though because she had about 12 of them. I should have bought the whole set. Don't know what I was thinking. I am going to go by there again in the morning and if they are yard selling again, I will stop and by whatever she has left. 


6/28/12

Fifteen faves for under $3.00


There are a ton of great finds on Etsy. I love scouring the shops to see what might tickle my fancy. Here are my top 15 favorite items that are on Etsy for under $3.00 each.

I love these little saucers. I am a sucker for anything that has flowers on it. 


This is a cute little bowl. Would be great to melt my cheese in.


Look at this vintage mini tea set. I used to have a ton of these growing up. Wish I had kept some. 


This heart dish is cute. 


I fell in love with the little rooster plates. 


Depression glass sherbet dish.


Vintage Harkerware saucers. 


I thought this was adorable. 


This is called Dynaware from Mexico. It is similar to Pyrex from US and Arcopal from France. 


Cute vintage apple dishes. Don't know what you would use them for, but loved the color.


This is a Fire King pattern called Swiss Chalet Alpine. I love it. I've never seen anything in this before. I need to investigate.


Milk glass with grapes. One of my favorites. 


Vintage dishtowel. Cute for a runner or scarf somewhere in the kitchen. 


Love this little pink dish. I have one like this in green. 


Another cute item in the grapes pattern in milk glass. 


Well, there you have it. The top 15 vintage items I liked on Etsy that are under $3.00 each. Some of them were just a $1.00 each. Now to decide if I want to order any of them. 



6/27/12

Miniature Golf

Monday evening I took three of my grandchildren miniature golfing. When I was growing up, we called it Goofy Golf. Everybody asks me why we called it that. I'm not sure, but I can tell you that if you take a 13 year old, a 7 year old and a 20 month old golfing....it does get a little goofy. We had a blast. 

Garret takes his golf game semi-seriously. But it's hard to do with Colby chasing the ball when Garret hits it. 



One thing you need to know about Colby, he loves balls. And when he gets on in his hand it is hard to get him to put it down. So he simply walked over the course with us and held tightly to his ball. 





A couple of times he got caught up in the excitement of his brother and sister hitting the hole. He would bend over and go to put his ball in the hole and change his mind and stand back up. 



He got the idea once that he would just throw the ball at the hole, but that didn't work too well. Garret knew it was better to just stand back and let him try. 


He was fascinated by Alexis's ball. He kept wanting to pick it up when she would hit it. 




Mamaw's doll baby posing for her shot. 


We made up some new rules since Colby kept chasing Garret's ball. Garret kept calling "do over". So we have decided if Colby gets on the green that you can call a do over as long as you call it before the ball stops rolling. It got hysterical after awhile. 


Colby laid his ball down so we thought he was going to take a swing, but he just picked it right back up.






He was trying to show Garret and Alexis where the hole was. 



They had a blast with the grizzly bear. 


Just acting silly.


Now you see why we called it Goofy Golf.