Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

04 July 2010

Busy Buyer.......

at yard Sales that is.  I've been loving the many summer yard sales and have even got Hubby to stop at them when we see one! 
  (Well, some of them anyway).
Let's look at all the loot I've brought home.
I got a shoe box full of shells and these sand dollars were wrapped in a 1984 newspaper and were found in the bottom of the box.  They had been bleached and were super fragile so I made an emulsion of Elmer's Glue and water and brushed on them to toughen them up.
Not sure what I will do with these yet.......couldn't pass them up for 50 cents.
They looked so pretty drying in my kitchen window sill.
Also found this terra cota canister set for $1.  Hubby drilled drainage holes in the bottom for me so I can use as flower pots.  So far only have one planted with rosemary and used some of the shells to cover the soil in it.
LOVE this pink picture frame that I found at a sale.  I can see it being re-purposed as either a mini chalkboard with some chalkboard paint or maybe a jewelry organizer. 
Next are some addiction of mine. 
The pink floral plate says 'Made in Occupied China' on the back.  The cream colored plates are Fiesta Ware and the white plates with the blue rims are metal ware.
I may sell these on Etsy or I may use as flower pot saucers.  I can see all 12 of the metal ware plates lined down the center of an old farm table with flowerpots with colorful blooms. 
Too bad there is no long farm table in my future!
More metal ware......a colander and large pot.
Some milk glass that will get cleaned up and listed on Etsy and some Spanish moss.  I love to use this moss to cover the soil in my flowerpots also.
 I've been looking for something to cover the hideous stripped fabric that came on my chaise cushion and picked up this sheet with crochet trim for $1.25.  I'm so happy with how it looks.  I double folded it so that the dreaded strips would not peak through and love how the crocheted trim drapes off  the end.
Books Galore!  I am also addicted to old books and have found so many lately.
Isn't this some garage salen GOODNESS!!!
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  1. Yea good finds, I want the books and the pink frame....please!


  2. I love all your finds! Your chaise looks wonderful topped with the sheet with the crocheted edging~ I am thinking of using some of my matelasse from my post on porch furniture, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog~ I have enjoyed my visit to yours, too...I am a new follower!

  3. You really did find some treasures love the sand dollars and that was a great idea to toughen them up with Elmers. Love, love the books I have a thing for old books. love the covers,Kathysue

  4. I'm soooo jealous of those awesome sand dollars...great deal you got on those goodies! Hop over and show all your treasures off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there:)


  5. I love all the treasures you fonud. But the pink frame is just to cute and the sand dollors WOW.
    Blessings, Vicky

  6. Love all the stuff you found at garage sales, especially the sand dollars as I collect shells. Whenever I find newer linens I give them a tea bath to give them that older look.

  7. Oh my gosh, you found some wonderful treasures! I think my favorite is the pink picture frame! I love your idea of turning it into a chalkboard. I also really like the terra cotta pots, and the sand dollars, too! I adore milk glass, and I actually had to force myself to pass some up at a garage sale this weekend, as I already have a bunch of it :)

  8. Aren't sand dollars awesome? I just love them...come to think about it I love anything associated with the beach.

    I adore the pink floral plate.

  9. the pink frame is too cute! I love it!!! you found some really great things!!!

  10. Those sand dollars are a find. I hung about twenty of them on my Christmas tree last year - holes are already in them and awaiting hooks or red ribbon!
    Helen Ellis

  11. i LOVE that pink frame! We used to find and collect sand dollars every trip to the beach!

  12. Hi I just wanted to come by and say thank you for visiting my blog and it is very nice to meet you too. Hope to see you there again, Kathysue

  13. I love great finds they make me so happy. Your finds are absolutely fabulous my favs are the terra cotta pots and the pink frame!

  14. What great finds! I love the pink frame!

    Mary Ellen

  15. Great finds. I especially like the "planters" that you found. I need to get a drill bit to make holes in the bottom of some pots. What kind did your husband use on the canisters? Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

  16. What wonderful treasures you found! And those books! They are in great condition too, excellent!

  17. THose are some great finds, love the ivory Fiesta plate and the sand dollars.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!

  18. I've never seen sand dollars before, so was well impressed with them. They certainly are pretty. I love all of your finds, but esp. the colander.

  19. Oh, what a wonderful blog...
    Thank you for sharing! You are invited to
    come by my blog, too....

  20. great finds!!! I am now your newest follower.
    : )


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