At least it sure seemed like everybody. This village yard sale is held every June in a small village close to where we live, and we lucked out with a beautiful sunny day.
Honestly, I’ve never seen the streets so busy. They were packed with both cars and people, who must have come from far and wide.
John and I got a bit of a late start and didn’t arrive in town until about 9ish, but I still managed to find a few great things.
Like these sweet brass hummingbird wind chime pieces. They were $3 for the four, which for me is normally a little pricey, but I loved them so I had to have them.
I’ll be using them as, guess what?…. wind chime pieces. lol.
No repurposing needed here.
Can you believe this sweet little bench cost me less than those hummingbirds?
Just $2!!! And it has some awesome storage.
The psychic me sees a makeover in its future.
The cat owner me sees it as a purr-fect cat window seat… especially since our Miss Monkey has already meowed dibs on it as soon as I brought it in the house.
I have no idea what this is or what I’ll do with it, but I love the combo of the blue with the antique white iron exterior piece.
And it was just $1.
At first I thought it might be an umbrella stand, but I’m pretty sure it would topple over if you put even one umbrella in it. It doesn’t have the heaviness needed to stay put.
Then I thought a waste basket maybe, but it’s a very weird shape and height for that.
Whatever it is it will probably be something else at some point.
What that will be… who knows? Certainly not me. 🙂
This vintage Victor sifter and cool looking metal strainer were found at the same yard sale. The prices there were a little dear, but I really wanted these. I love the look of both of them, and I can see repurposing potential.
The lady in charge wanted $10 for both. That was too much for me so after some hesitation I countered at $8. When she saw my reaction to her price, which meant I would leave without them, she took my offer.
That’s still more than I would usually pay, but sometimes when you love something you have to pay a little more.
Speaking of loving something… vintage clocks can be very hard for me to resist. I found these two at a thrift store.
This Ingraham sunburst wall clock is a keeper I think, but not sure yet about the Westclox drowse alarm clock.
I’ve given Sunburst clocks similar to this one makeovers in the past. Check out my Shabby Chic Sunburst Clock makeover, and my Red Hot Clock Makeover... both of which I still have and still use. I might just keep this one au natural. We’ll see. It depends where it’s going to go.
I’d love to have a wall of sunburst clocks someday… even if they’re not plugged in. I just think they’re very cool.
What do you think? Would you paint it?
I found this old beat up magazine table at the ReStore a while back and completely forgot to share it. It really needs some serious makeover love.
But for the $5 price it’ll be worth the effort.
The magazine or book cubbies on the sides are very cool, and I think this would be a great living room piece between our two chairs.
John can have one side and I’ll have the other.
Perfect for winter time reading in front of a roaring fire in the living room wood stove. Thankfully, those days are far away right now. Hopefully. 🙂
I just have to tell you that one of the last sales we went to at the village yard sale had a big sign that said… Our Crap Can Be Your Crap. If we ever have our own yard sale I’ll be making a sign just like that. I thought it was so funny, until I saw that all they had left was actually crap. lol. At least it was for us.
Sometimes one woman’s crap is just another woman’s crap. 🙂
In their defence it was Saturday morning, and they did start on Friday. That’s a new thing around here… many yard sales are Fridays & Saturdays now so sometimes the good stuff is gone by Saturday. I’m assuming when they started out they had some good crap. Oh well, that just meant less good crap for us to take home, which is a good thing.
Speaking of less good crap, lol, for the summer I’ll be posting my latest finds on the last Thursday of the month. If I have a What the Heck item I’ll happily share that as well. I’m thrifting less these days because I’ve decided to not buy any more things to sell in my etsy shop for the summer at least.
It takes a lot of time to list stuff, and I’d much rather spend the summer creating things for my home and garden and sharing them here with you. I so appreciate you spending some of your valuable time here with me. :).
I’ll still be thrift hunting for my home so I’m sure I’ll have some wonderful treasures to share.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!