Monday, April 9, 2012

It’s Yard Sale Season!!!

Hi All!  I have been one busy girl, and my blog has been sadly neglected :(  But…I’m having my blog made over, so that it’s more “Me”!  I’ll be working with Carly from Playful Pickle Designs. She has done some amazing blog designs, so I am excited to get started!

Now, back to the title of this post… It’s Yard Sale Season!!!!  I love it!
In the colder months (I can’t call it “Winter”, because we don’t really have a true Winter in GA), the yard sales are very very sparse.  But now that the sun and sand gnats have come out, the sales are everywhere! 
Now that I have my booth, I have an excuse to go out on Saturday mornings, because I need to get stuff to fill my booth. Before that, I was just going out for fun and hoarding tons of cool stuff! Now, I’m sharing the booty with others who like cool stuff!
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This awesome wagon is staying right here on my front porch!  I am going to get some blooming flowers to put in it THIS WEEK!  No more procrastinating! 

I put together a little vignette from some of the items in my garage.  They are all from yard sales, estate sales, or Craigslist ads that I’ve gone to in the past few weeks.  I randomly pulled these items out in about 5 minutes.  Believe me…there’s plenty more booty where that came from :)

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Take a closer look at this awesomeness!
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I have been looking for a metal fan FOREVER!  And I needed one more metal scale to make a collection (I have 2 already).  I am keeping both of these beauties…  but the 2 pitchers are darling; the chicken is adorable; and the tiny wooden chair and lamp are super cute.

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Here I scored a really cute footstool that is begging for a stencil on top.  I have 6 of these wooden crate “thingies”, which I plan to make into some type of painted shelving.  And the beautiful turquoise wood is from a broken table.  I LOVE this color, and the wood is perfectly aged!  Yes!  I bought parts of a broken table from a yard sale for $1.00!  Don’t be jealous!  I have plans for that beautiful wood too.  Oh, and the table in the background of the photos was picked up at a yard sale this past weekend.  I’m gonna paint it this week and put it in my booth.

Don’t get me wrong, I still go to every Thrift store on every corner.  I love ‘em all!  But, nothing beats the variety and the prices of a good old fashioned yard sale.

~P.S. For those of you reading this post who live in my city… it’s much more fun to sleep in on Saturday mornings than to be up and out the door by 6:30 a.m.  Besides, you’ll have to stand outside in the gnats next to old women complaining about how the sale should have started 5 minutes ago and how there’s nothing there that they want anyway!  Yeah, you should just stay in bed.

Happy Yard sale shopping!!

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reFresh reStyle

Great stuff! I hope to make it to Bull St next week! I can't wait to see everything~if it's still there :) I'm coming down there to yard sale~that stuff looks too good!
Have a great week!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures

You are so right; give me a good yard sale any day. Love all your treasures you pulled out of your garage, especially that fan and scale. I'm sure they won't last long in your booth.


You really racked up. Great finds. I will be one of those sleeping in. I can go to your shop instead.
Hugs, Ginger


Yeah, I agree, everyone should sleep in till at least 8:00 before they head out to yard sales. (*wink*)



good stuff! I'm sure I've missed many yard sales already this year. I don't go because I don't want to get up early. hehehe well that and I hate driving all over the place just to find a few sales.
I like those huge neighborhood sales the best. :)
good hunting to ya!

Maureen Hayes

I have to tell ya, I used to live in GA and they have the best garage sales of anywhere I have ever seen! I lived in Atlanta and Athens and both places had awesome garage sales. I don't know if it is because so many people are always moving, but I can attest that we have nothing like it up here in NY, and I have also lived in FL and NC and never seen such sales. Looking at all that great booty you made me miss Atlana and Athens even more than I already do.

Btw, I am a first time visitor, found you through A Diamond in the Stuff and really like your blog. I am your newest follower!

Have a great day and ahoy hunting at those sales!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm

Fun post and great finds! Now if YOU have a garage sale someone is really going to score! I can't stay away from sales either. Saw you featured at A Diamond in the Stuff and am happily following you via GFC to see what you do with your finds!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi

You sound like me--now, with the booth, yard sales and craigslist are my BFFs! (Don't tell my husband.) Love your finds!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi

You sound just like me! Now, with the booth, yard sales and craigslist are my new BFFs! (Don't tell my husband.) Great finds!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

You have an amazing round-up of awesome finds! I can't wait to see what you do with the crates! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,



Looks like you've found some cool stuff. I prefer yard sales to thrift stores any day of the week. So much more stuff to pick from and better prices.


You rock, man!


You rock, man!