Sunday, June 26, 2011

Junking with my mom....

My mom and dad came from Ohio for Cameron's graduation, and when they visit, we always have to do some junking. This time, since it was June, we did yardsaling and hit a ton on the Saturday before graduation. The pic below is my parents car after 3 hours of yard sales, and we didn't even leave my town.
I'll try to remember everything we got and the prices, but MOST of this stuff is my mom's!!! Let's see, in this pic, is a door basket($2), berry masher($1), lobster pot ($1), stack of boxes($3), chenille bedspread($1), lace curtains(4 for $1), wood butterfly house (.25), picture frames(we got about 10 for .25 each).
The gingham apron was at a church sale and I wouldn't have bought it because they wanted $5 a piece for them(there were 6 done in the 50's by a woman's granny), but my mom bought it for me. The two green signs on the floor were .25 each(love it when the husbands run the sales, they practically give the stuff away), lazy susan( .50), set of three wood chairs($15), old black chair($10, mom bought it for me for my sewing chair), hurricane glasses(3 for .50), two Village Pfatlzgraff candlesticks(my mom's pattern $1).
Stair step basket ($2), awesome old quilt($2, I thought it would be a cutter quilt, but it washed up beautifully), vintage glass food chopper with green wood handle(.25), oil lamp ($1).
Neat twig like wood shelf stand(which is going in the kid's bathroom, $2), wood bowl tray($1), bread dishes(.50), brass chandelier(which will be going in my upstairs hallway, $2, after getting a spray of black paint), metal plant stand ($1), bag of vintage fisher price toys, camper, snowmobiles, etc($3).
Wicker dog bed(which I already spray painted chocolate brown, $2), iron Christmas tree stand ($2), more of those .25 picture frames, old spools($1 a piece)
Three mirror vanity(which we painted raspberry pink and is now in my youngest daughter's room, $15) and small yellow and white quilt($3). Not a bad day's worth of yardsaling! But that's it for me for the summer, I really don't need more stuff.
Oh, and I found this like new quilters/embroidery frame at Salvation Army for $4.99. It says made in England, but I can't find one like it on line, any idea as to what it's worth(just wondering if I got a bargain). And a dear fellow blogger, Sabrina of Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives, gave me two big boxes of new yarn!!! Wonderful prim colors along with fun colors for my daughters. We now have a ton of fiber to crochet all winter long with. Thank you so much Sabrina!!!
Here are my parents with Mason asleep on my dad. My kids always take right away to Grandpa.
The week went by way too fast. It was a very nice visit and we all had a good time. I really wish we lived closer to each other.

Have a lovely upcoming week,



  1. OMGos Tiff!!
    What an amazing lot of goodies!
    And fabulous bargain prices.
    Yes, I'm a little jealous. Hehehe!

  2. I have never seen such good stuff at such cheap prices! You hit the jackpot, girl! Thanks for

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. oh wow- you guys get loads of bargains!! very jealous :)

  4. all got some amazing goodies!!

  5. I want to go yard sailing in your town! lol

  6. You all hit the motherload! LOL! I don't know about the frame, but I am betting you got a good deal! Glad you all had a nice time together!

  7. Wow, you and your mom hit the jackpot at the yardsales. you got some really great finds. I am glad that you like the yarn, I hope you and your daughters have alot of fun with it this winter.


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