Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yard Sale Goodies: 1

Sometimes it feels like I'm stealing from a person for the prices I see at a yard sale.

For example, take one of my latest finds:
Isn't this just the cutest footed bowl?  I HEART whiteware, and this white footed bowl caught my eye almost immediately.  Sure, it's not milk glass or true whiteware, but this stoneware piece's lines and sturdiness caught my eye as a potential replacement for my fruit bowl (which IS milk glass and in constant reach of my kids).

For the price, I couldn't beat it:
Yes, that really does say a dollar.  Not too shabby for a bowl my kids could knock to the floor at any given moment when reaching for an apple.

Imagine my surprise when I got the bowl home and started cleaning it up.  I flipped it over to wipe off something stuck to the bottom and I got to the original price sticker.
$40?  Seriously?  For a decorative bowl?
I'm super-stoked.  Not only did I get this at an awesome steal, but it looks fantastic on the counter filled with apples.

What have you found at a yard sale with new tags on it?


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22 comments:

  1. You go girl!! That's a great bowl at a great deal!!
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  2. Great find! All I ever find at yard sales is junk, but I rarely go. Wish I had the knack to find good stuff! #commenthour

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  3. It really is a great bowl!!! Perfect to stand at the center of the table with fresh fruits!

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  4. Wow, what a great find! I love that bowl- very cute. I do love yard sales. My husband and I bought a vintage bottle of wine 25+ years old once. Snce selling liquor w/o a license is illegal, the guy sold us "the bottle". We bought an amazing vintage wine for... $1! Here via comment hour. Grata stuff!

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  5. Wow that is a great deal! I love thrift store shopping for the same reason.

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  6. Yesssss! I love going to yard sales and finding great item at a low price. You can really find some great and valuable things at these sales!

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  7. visiting from comment hour. You found a great dish:)

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  8. I can picture it with those apples. It must be so pretty!! GREAT find! I am a yard sale hoster, not too much of a shopper. Maybe someday, when I finally rid myself of all my stuff I'll go back out on the hunt!

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  9. I have not been to a yard sale in years!! After seeing this, I think it may be time to change that!
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  10. What a great deal! I love going to yard sales and flea markets. I definitely want to do more of that this summer. #CommentHour

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  11. That's gorgeous bowl! Lucky you! I haven't been to a yard sale in a long time, but my aunt picked up a large glass footed bowl (must be a trend) for me at a thrift store for $3 that was originally $35. Price tag was still on it. Love that!

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  12. i love that. its so pretty#commenthour

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  13. That is definitely a great bowl... and yeah, for originally $40 I say you got away with something pretty nifty.

    I haven't had any great finds like that (but then again, I rarely go thrift/yard sale shopping), but I did have a friend who picked up an armchair from a yardsale that was in moderate shape that used to be $200. I think if I had been in her shoes, I would have called the people back just to gloat. But... well, that's not always advisable. :P

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  14. Aww... thanks everyone! Someday I'll have to post about my milk glass collection- I've never paid more than $2 for any piece of it- gained from yard sales and thrift shops.

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  15. I need to go find some yard sales! That bowl is gorgeous-- I already have ideas for what I'd do with it if it were mine!

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  16. I love yard sales! What a great find and kudoos for such a bargain! The fruit will look spectacular in that footed bowl. Post a picture when you fill it!

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  17. Good for you. I really need to start going to yard sales. Stopping by from #commenthour~ Chasing Joy

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  18. What a fantastic find! I haven't been to a yard sale in a while so I don't remember the specifics, but I used to get some real bargains. Just browsing is fun!

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  19. That is a gorgeous bowl and for a dollar? That was a fabulous bargain!

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