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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yard Sale Newbie

It's Monday and I want to welcome all of you who are hopping over from Rhoda's!
You will find that I am a bit of a novice at this game...
Yes. It's true. I am a Yard Sale newbie. *blush* A Garage Sale virgin. An Estate Sale rube.
I am learning so bear with me! Thanks to Rhoda's inspiration and Sue's inspired finds and insistent "You need to try it!" I ventured forth. Okay, so Sue did most of my wheeling and dealing and I DO have much to learn but I wanted to share with you a few of these first finds...
Is this not gorgeous? It was marked $7 and the man took $5. Later his wife shared that she had originally marked it $4 but a friend told her she saw one in an antique store for $25. I think I did okay. What do you think? *smile* I LOVE turkeys. And yes, I know I am odd. *grin* See that sweet little covered tureen? $3. I wish I had 12 of 'em but I adore this one. I will find lots of tablescape uses for this darlin' piece but for now, it just sits and looks pretty. I like that! And how about this precious mortar and pestle? Made of olive wood, it was $1. The sellers folks brought it home from a vacation overseas and it was never used. I have already used it several times for garlic and grinding sea salt. That's worth a buck right?
Lastly I want to show you this dear little creamer.
Red transferware and so pretty. It was also $1.
Couldn't pass it up!
I have several more goodies to share with you including an old bicycle that Sue found...but that will wait until next time.
Remember, I am new at this so starting off slow!
Oh but I think that the Yard Sale bug bit little 'ol me me. Uh huh. It's venom is swirling through my system and causing all manner of havoc. I know there is but one remedy and that is to get out and find another sale!
So, until next time...
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

34 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

YAY, Susie! You got bit by the bug, oh just wait. It will get you big time and you won't be able to stop. ha-ha! Thanks sweet lady, for joining the party. Sorry I don't get by to visit much anymore, I cannot keep up with everyone. But, so happy to see you stopping by. :)

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Wow, you've got beginners luck for sure--those are some great deals!

salmagundi said...

That's not a slow start, sweet Susie!! If I could find those great things in a whole year of yard saleing, I would be happy. The red transferware is especially wonderful. Also, enjoyed the sunflower post. You always do such a great job with your camera on those excursions. I went to a soccer game on Saturday and forgot to take the camera. My second-grade grandson was so cute in his goalie shirt that hung to his knees. A missed opportunity - I need to learn from you. Sally

Kammy said...

Wow, for a newbie - you did great....I am lovin the transferware ....everything really - did I tell you that you did GREAT ???
You did....
Kammy

Kathleen Grace said...

I can see that you are a natural at this:>) Great stuff for your virgin (yard sale) tour! Love that red transferware tureen and I would snap up a turkey platter in a second if I found one! Great stuff!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Susie -
OMGosh for a newbie...you rock! Now that you have been bitten by the garage sale, junkin bug, you will never be the same!! :) I LOVE the transferware!!
Toni

Blondie's Journal said...

You did really well!! The items you showed us only came to $7.00 (Is my math correct?). The turkey platter will be fantastic on Thanks... well, you know. And the mortar and pestle~do you think it came from Italy??

I wish I could have gone with you. Most of the yard sales around me are young families getting rid of baby clothes and toys!!

Have a fabulous week, Suzy!!

xoxo
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love all of your finds. That little tureen is especially wonderful. The little ones are so hard to find. You really did great for a first time out. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Missy's Blog said...

I love going to yard sales. When we visit Florida I always get the chance to go with Bonnie and Jerome.

You have found some really wonderful items!!!

Can't wait to see your other finds.

ps ... I like turkeys too!

St. Michael's Wife said...

Love, love, love all your goodies! I love turkeys, too! (I was born on Thanksgiving Day of '57 and was delivered by Dr. F.L. GOBBLE! Honest!) Enjoy all your goodies!

Grins!
Pamm

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Way to go Susie!!! I love everything you got. Can you send it all to me :-)....just kidding.
xoxoxo
Penny

sheila from life @ #17 said...

You got great deals :) I struggle with Yard/Garage Sales because I feel so badly if there isn't anything I want...kind of like I'm sayin' "Oh, your stuff is just C-R-A-P"...

so mostly I'll go to a big neighborhood thing but that is about it...and then I saw all the great finds people in blog land find and I just want to kick myself!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow! You got some lovely things-and at amazing prices! I love garage sales, but haven't been in a while. You're inspiring me to get out again!

Sue said...

Hey girlfriend, I forgot about the platter we found at that garage sale! It will look so pretty in a tablescape this fall! We gotta go out again soon before the snow flies... You are hooked, ya know! big hugs to you my friend- Sue

Carrie said...

I used to have that same turkey platter but sold it in my antiques booth for about $15. That was about 7 years ago, though, and it was purchased as I was pulling it out of the box to display so I may have underpriced it. Good find!

Sherri S said...

Great deals! LOVE the mortar! Virgin no more. LOL I LOVE finding 'junk' treasures. Heck, half my home is decorated with them!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Susie! Are you kidding me? You did great! I love the transferware! And the olive wood...it's sooooo expensive over here! The turkey platter is a bargain! Good job!! Happy week!...Debbie

Sue said...

Hi Miss Susie-Q.....great Turkey platter...infact everything you found are real bargains....You have never gone to sales like this before...now you know what you've been missing....it makes you feel so good to find a good buy....Have a great week...I'm all packed and ready to leave for Jersey on Saturday...can't wait to see daughter and Miss B.....

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

You did well for being a newbie! Great stuff! Love the covered tureen!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Susie, you did great for a newbie! Of course, I love the red transferware you got and such great prices! That turkey plate was a steal and so cute! You got some great deals!

Manuela

The Lazy Peacock said...

you did fantastic! the turkey plate was a great deal, especially at this time of year. and the red transferware is amazing!

Janet said...

Super bargains Sue. I have that turkey platter too, it was my Mom's until I came right out and asked for it, lol! I see similar ones around here, but hers(and yours) are special. Now I have a different one from Bob's Mom, so I am all set for multiple turkeys!!

SmilingSally said...

I noticed some pretty BLUE & white up there on your shelf. You did find some good bargains. Good for you!

Brown English Muffin said...

I LOVE yard sales.....if there was a word greater than LOVE I would use it to describe me and yard sales....you got some really good deals by the way....funny I use my mortar and pestle almost weekly...I don't think I could live without it.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Wow!!! For being your first time, you scored big time girl. I am so jealous of your red transferware.

Melissa Miller said...

Neat! Susie you really found some gorgeous items. Love the precious turkey platter.

Thanks for your encouragement!
I do feel so much better these last few weeks. I'm so grateful.

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

Rosemary said...

Yay for yardsales!!
Love them!!
You can fine the best stuff.
Great finds!!
Rosemary

tales from an oc cottage said...

Holy cannoli! Awesome finds!

m ^..^

Bonnie said...

What great treasures you found. You say you are new to this? Surely you jest! You got some great deals there sister, you are a pro. The turkey plate for $5 is well worth it (especially if it's $25 in an antique shop)

Shelia said...

Hey Susie! Oh, you've done well! This is gonna get into your blood! Love all your wonderful finds!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FHL said...

Is that first plate a Johnson Brother's? The edge work looks very much along their line.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Welcome to the world of "One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure"! Love that Turkey Platter. Love. It.

Some of the things I use all the time were Yard Sale finds...you've been pulled in and the more you shop the more fun you will have. :)

Great beginnings, Susie...

Cassie

Lisa said...

Oh I soooo love transferware! You got super deals!! Your bread board is amazing!
Hugs, Lisa

Jeanie said...

Old post here, but had to comment on your dishes. As a dish fiend, I'm attracted! I have VERY similar turkey dishes (Johnson Bros.) Colors are more brownish -- still close. And I love 'em!