Yard Sale Treasures of the Weekend

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 19 comments

Yesterday I shared my fondness of yard sales.

Spring is already my favorite time of year.

When you add the bonus of yard sale season beginning, well, that just sends it over the edge!

I actually found 1 this weekend along with the annual White Elephant sale at the Episcopal church on the square.

I had some luck.

Don’t be jealous.

Just keep your eyes peeled for the next yard sale!

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This beauty is being saved for my bedroom makeover.

Our master bedroom has been the catch-all room for years.  If it doesn’t have a home, it ends up in our room.  That’s why we now have a lime green circle chair from Target in our room.  It is not because we like it, but because our oldest daughter moved it out of her room, did not know what to do with it, so moved it into our room.  And, there it sits.

I have given our room half-hearted makeovers here and there.  Trying to tweak what we have.  Not really caring for the mismatched furniture that we have acquired here and there.  It is all so haphazard.  There has never been a real plan.

All of that is going to change this year.

And, this lamp will be a part of the grand transformation!

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This will also find a home in our transformed bedroom.

Yes, that is a needlepoint pillow that is in perfect condition.  I paid $3 for it!

When my youngest saw it, she said, “Oh!  It is just like pointillism!”  She has an amazing art teacher.

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I could not resist a few brass treasures for my dining room.

Love the birds!

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My hutch is sporting quite a bit of brass.

I just love the look of it.

My candlestick and tray collection continue to grow.

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This chunky, twisty one was actually a Goodwill find this week.

I just couldn’t leave him out.

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This reminds me of “Jack Be Nimble” for some reason.

I think that the nursery rhyme book I read out of had him jumping over a similar candlestick.

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And, last but not least, the amazing brass tray.

It will probably be a few more weeks before we see any more yard sales in my town.

The weather is supposed to be getting bad again this weekend.

Those treasures will just have to last me for a bit!

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  1. I love the brass collection. You have a candlestick just like a pair I own that my mom had in our house when I was a kid. Love all the sweet styles in one place.

  2. I LOVE yard sales!! Mine don’t start until late April. Very jealous!!

  3. Love the pillow! I’ve begun a collection of needlepoint pillows. I get so excited to find them so cheap. Kind of sad though when you consider someone has invested so much time in them. I missed this year’s sale at the Episcopal church 🙁 I found some great things there last year. Loving your brass collection too!

  4. I love your Thrift Sale find,
    your daughter’s room,
    and that super fun lampshade!!
    Happy Spring! It will be a while before we really have spring here…but in the meantime…I enjoy the tease.

  5. I am dying over the brass birds!!!! Nice finds!

  6. That pillow is amazing!!!! Love it!!!

    My favorite find— a set of about 10 tiny china antique teacups. SO pretty. $.05/each. 🙂

  7. Great finds, Melissa! Yes, that one candlestick makes me think of “Jack be Nimble”, too! Yard sales are few and far between here right now, unless someone is moving. I’m looking forward to the big one the community we live in does.

  8. So jealous! We had 2 feet of snow on Friday and then freezing rain yesterday–no thrifting or tag sales for me. I really, really love the brass. You know I totally cannot resist it. And that lamp is pretty fantastic.


  9. Awesome.. Nothing is like a great yard sale …

  10. I ADORE the needlepoint pillow and have a similar one I got a good will! And I found a very similar lamp too, LOL! I think I paid $9 for mine. Then I saw it in some french magazine for $475! I like our prices better! Can’t wait to look around some more 🙂

  11. You sure did hit pay dirt with that lamp and needlepoint pillow, so lucky to find such great pieces in wonderful condition.
    Your collection is getting better and better. Love all the brass you have but the tray and candlesticks are definitely my faves. I’m not usually a brass collector but I keep seeing it everywhere I go lately. Went to Salvation Army thrift store way on other side of G.J. a week or so ago and they had quite a bit of it. Think of you every time I see nice brass pieces now. Then last week there were a few nice pieces at our local thrift store. Maybe there’s more now as it’s coming into vogue again.

  12. Hi Melissa, What great finds! I am loving the lamp and pillow and the brass is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your yard sale treasures at the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  13. Great finds. I can’t wait for Spring. I’m going nuts with just the thrift stores and estate sales for my thrifting fix!

  14. Love all the treasures especially the fox hunt one. We live a couple of blocks from the local steeplechase track – pillows like this around here are expensive!

  15. Love that pillow! Your Jack Be Nimble candle holder was meant for use on a ship. No matter which way the ship was tossed about, the candle holder stayed upright thanks to the suspended design. Pretty cool huh?

  16. I want to shop your sales. What terrific finds. Absolutely love the lamp and the needlepoint hunt scene pillow. You hit the jackpot! All your brass trays and candlesticks make a great grouping. You’ve found some interesting pieces. I keep reading that brass is making a come back. You are ahead of the game!

  17. I am breaking the “Thou Shall Not Covet” commandment just LOOKING at that lamp and pillow. From a yard sale??!! Seriously?! I am THIS close to hiring you to find me some treasures of my own. You have a gift! (P.S. I’m loving the new look of the blog!)

  18. I am in love with your hutch display! It all works together so well. Totally drooling over all your brass pieces, especially the candlestick collection and the birds. I have a couple brass candlesticks and I really like them. I’m definitely on a brass kick right now 🙂

    Clicked over from Tweak It Tuesday 🙂

  19. Love it all but the lamp and pillow totally steal my heart. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty


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