Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sale-ing Saturday

So I’ve been searching for a site that highlights the goodies adopted from yard sales.  I didn’t find any.


There must be one somewhere!  I gots me some good junk and I wanna share!! (Insert really whinny, bad Southern accented voice here.)

So in lieu of another site, I’m going to start my own (PLEASE if someone has done or is doing this, apologize PROFUSELY to them for me, tell me about it and I’ll just link-on over there!!)

Yard sale-ing, junking, picking, has been a passion of mine for a LONG time.  After moving to the big city of Columbia, SC, (ha ha ha) I kinda abandoned it.  Which is STUPID, I know, and I believe is contributing to my feelings of discontentment and such (which I talk here at my other blog, incase for some strange reason, you’re interested).  So I very purposely set aside $20, checked out Craig's List for some hopeful possibilities, and away I went!  (If this post goes anywhere, I’ll share my yard sale-ing points and tips and such, but for now, know that I was prepared – travel French press and all.)

I went to one community sale (my favorite type) and one random home sale (bad choice), and had enough money left over to hit Goodwill (not so good), Kohl’s, TJ Maxx and Michaels (oh Hobby Lobby how I miss you so!).

So anyhow, without any further adieu, here’s my loot from today: 

 Say it with me folks, “WOOT!!!”

I know you can’t see it all, and if I were REALLY good at this, I would have taken the time to take individual pictures, but for now, let me just give you some of the highlights.
  • Two, count ‘em TWO, cheese thingies (and I do think that is the technical term).  I’ve seen several folks take these, paint the bottoms and do the C.U.T.E.S.T. things with them.  I have two now.  I’m thinking giveaway someday soon??  Keep checking back.  $2 each.
  • A slew and I mean SLEW of fall picks.  There were actually on my list to get at Michael’s.  I got all of them, PLUS a wreath that’s kinda decorated for Fall (though not to my liking) for $3.
  • The glass hurricanes – there were 6 of ‘em.  I wanted 2 and the nice lady sold me 2 for 25 cents.  I’m seeing them sitting on top of chunky wood pillars.  
  • Black fireplace thingie (again, another technical term) = $1
  • There’s a shelf that the hurricanes are sitting on that you can’t see that was $1.  It will be black one day soon.
  • Memo board (I am SOOOOOO going to try some of that chalkboard paint stuff) = $2
  • There’s a framed picture that you can’t see.  It’s a watercolor and I just happened to have an eerily similar one at home.  Different painters, same colors.  I’m seeing a robin egg blue mat and brown frame (or vice versa).  $1
  • The orange thing on the corner is a Speck Best Case Scenario for a 15” MacBook Pro.  I don’t own a MacBook Pro… yet… but I hope to in December.  These cases run $25 at a Mac store.  This was… wait for it… $2!!! 
There’s a few other items that I got at Michael’s and TJ Max that brought my total up to $20.  All in all, a good day of shopping, don’t ya think?

So just click on little ol' Mr. MckLinky down there, and join in the fun!

So… what’d ya get??

(Ok - FOUND ONE... well kinda one. Check out Today's Thrifty Treasure over at Southern Hospitality. I did and I LOVE IT!!!)

And another GREAT one over at Homebody!  WOOT!!


  1. Wow, lots of good finds and buys. Can't wait to see how you fix everything up.

  2. You came home with quite a stash. I would love to see what you make it all into.

  3. Wow! You found some great things! I {heart} yard sales and thrifting!!! And love to share my finds too! If you do this event weekly, I'll link up to you next week! Also, Diane at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, has a similar event tomorrow. You can find her link at the bottom of my last post, and Leigh, at Bloggeritaville, has a Thursday event for sharing thrifty treasures. (I may not have spelled her blog name right.) We can never have too many in blogville and it's such a great way to meet each other! ~Rhonda

  4. How about a WOOT WOOT! What an amazing haul. Doncha just love it when you find lovely things that no one else scored before you found them! I am thrilled that you shared your finds!

  5. I'm so glad you found me! Check out my post from Tues. Sep. 29 for another idea of how to use a cheese dome.
    Moving is hard; I'm glad you were able to make some fun for yourself.
    Thanks for joining TST!

  6. Woot is right! Looking forward to seeing what you come with using all your 'new' things :o)