Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday junkin'

I really didn't want to get up early this morning and I really did not want to go to the local tire store! But Justin had to lay out a pool this morning, so I took four ATV tires to the store to have the rims swapped. After I finished there, I headed to Walmart to pick up a prescription. On the way I found two yard sales!!! Made the trip worthwhile!
This little knitter was only a $1! The seller told me she found her in a home that hadn't been touched since 1968!
When I told her I crocheted, she gave me this yarn for free! It's only one ball and the remains of someone's work.
This "Maw" cup was $1. She also told me a story about how she broke the "Paw" cup out of anger when her husband was killed .
I also got these two lounge chair cushions for $10 each. The pool chairs were in need of some new ones.
Found another sale nearby. Elvis ornament and birds for 75 cents!
What a way to start a beautiful weekend!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Finds

Pam and I had a great time at Goodwill and local thrift stores this morning on our way to visit mama. These lighthouses and Victorian house were $1.99 each.
 I grabbed these brass cranes for $4.99 each!
 Wooden hands for $3.99!
 A couple of fingers tips are broken, but who cares?
 Raggedy Ann 99 cents...
 Bird picture $1.50..
 Bride and groom $3.00...
 Comforter for Gavin's bed $7.99
Remember the Camaro car I got last week for $9.99?
I found the company online that made it and ordered a charger. And after charging, it works!!
I've been crocheting rabbits for the grandkids.
I used baby yarn for Amelia's. These are easy to make.
It's supposed to 75 degrees Sunday, so I think I'll work on my "she-shed".

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The "eyes" have it!

The eyes arrived yesterday and I finished the octopus!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hobby Lobby Nirvana!

Finally used part of my Christmas gift card from Hobby Lobby that Justin gave me. I Love This Cotton yarn on sale for $2.66! I'm wanting to make either Persian Tiles or Frida's Flower Blanket.
Found this poppy plate for 80% off...
and this canister...

40% off ....

Crochet cactus!
This is what I've been working on... an octopus for a family friend. Just waiting on the eyes to arrive!
 I'm making Easter bunnies for the kids....
Declan was our designated driver!
Goodwill find....Jim Shore collectible $3.99! Priced on Ebay for $25 - $40!
This was a shower curtain, but I'm using it as a curtain in the playroom...
Ordered this parakeet from Collection's Etc.
That's it for now!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Antique and thrift store finds

Pam and I went antiquing yesterday in Belmont, NC. Three and a half hours of nothing but heaven! This was once an old mill and the wood floors creak as you walk on them. They even provide shopping carts!
First booth had this great table....
Can you guess what this chandelier is made of?
Plastic spoons and plates!
Flowers made from pine cones!

My favorite, trinket boxes! Good prices too!
But here's what I got....
 This was my most expensive purchase at $8.
 These two churches were marked $1 each but when I checked out they were 75% off. 25 cents apiece!

 Ceramic water buffalo $1...
Cast iron mouse $5...
 Milk glass hen dish $3.....
 Ceramic flowers $2....
 Trinket box $1......
Rose  Plate $1.....
 Poppy plate $1....
 22 carat gold 50th anniversary plate $3. I only wanted it for the birds!
 State tray $5. I'm going to start looking for these.
Today we stopped at Goodwill on the way to visit mama.  Hummingbird plate $1.99...

 Red Hat lady plate $3.99...
Baby pool float $9.99. This is plastic so no worries of air leaks!
Best buy, a Camaro powerwheels $9.99!
I just Googled this and it's $467!!!!!!!!!SCORE!!!