Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Best Kind of Yard Sale...

Like most of my blog buddies, I get pretty jazzed about a good estate, garage or yard sale.  But I think my favorite kind of sale, the ones where I find the best treasures at the most insane prices (usually) are the unadvertised, impromptu, mid-week sales.  Last Tuesday as I was headed home from the preschool with a car full of kiddos, I spotted a "yard sale" sign and my car came to a swift stop!  A handful of people where pulling things out of a storage unit.  Nothing was priced, and half of the items were "not for sale" but this table caught my eye and it was a great price!  Somehow I managed to shove it into my SUV, along with all of the children and their bulky car seats!  It took some time, rearranging and extra effort but I got it in there!  We junkers don't leave treasures like this behind simply because there isn't room, do we?  If there's a will, there's a way!
In it's past life, this cutie pie has been white, green, yellow, black and red!  I suppose I could leave it as is, but it's just a little too rough for the display I have in mind for it.  Don't worry, it will retain it's shabby farm house charm...I'm just going to clean and class it up a bit!
I also picked up a box full of vintage sheet music and other ephemera!  I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet...who knows what I'll find in there!  Fun fun!
Bring on the sales!  I am so ready to shop!  My little treasure pile in the garage is growing each week (much to my husband's dismay!)  I guess it's time to get to work on some of these projects!  I'll be pulling out my palm sander and favorite cream paint this weekend and hope to have some completed pieces to share next week!
Have a wonderful weekend!  Thank you so much for your sweet visit!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

Joining in on these fun parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. So pretty Amanda! I think the purple flower bouquet is lovely! Your posts are always fantastic!

  2. Hi,I'm visiting from Show and that table what a find and the sheet music is a wonderful find!


  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I think I love it the way it is, but I know you will work your magic on it. Happy Friday, Amanda - Tanya

  4. Ooh, girl, isn't it exciting finding deals like that? I love yard saling.

  5. Popping over from Show & Tell Friday's - your bench is very cool & those flowers in the pitcher are so pretty!

  6. Great table you found there!!!!!! Love the flowers too!!! Florence

  7. What a great find! I plan to hit some sale this weekend too and will be painting up a storm. I have 2 pieces to finish and a few more to move on to.
    I suppose if need be you could tie the kids to the roof next time to make more room for treasures, hee hee!

  8. Oh Amanda, what great treasures you found.... I'm with you I'm so ready to go to some sales, Thier so much fun! Can't wait to see what you do with the table.
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  9. What great finds!!! I love a great exciting!!!! Can't wait to see your projects!!

  10. I love the surprise never know what you are going to find. I'm also excited to shop all of the garage sales.....finally some nice weather on the horizon.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  11. What a great table, Amanda, and I love it just as you have it with a pitcher of beautiful flowers and your sheet music opened!

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Fridays! : )

  12. Score! I love those 'impromptu' sales too, they are the best! Now, if I could stumble across them more often..
    Can't wait to see what you do with the table, post pics!
    Lisa ;-)

  13. Oh what a great find, you were in the right place at the right time. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I'm with you, love the shabby chippiness of it all, but it can be a little more our "style". Thanks for linking up for VIF!!
    xoxo Debra

  14. This is such a pretty post! You got such a great deal... and your flowers are so pretty to. You should link this to Fresh-Cut Friday. It would be perfect. :)

    Have a great weekend!


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