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.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finally, success!

WooHoo! Finally found some bargains at yard sales! Micki and I went yesterday and found some good deals. I don't have photos of Micki's finds (will post later) but she found some good deals as far as Halloween and Christmas decorations. Here's what I found...

The cookie cutters were free, the cracker tin was $1, the deadbolt was $2, Santa was 50 cents as were the books. This makes 3 cracker tins in my collection. We needed a new deadbolt because the key had broken off in the one at our back door. I got this Cath Kidston journal just for the name. I doubt I will ever use it.

The Best of Life Magazine book is dated 1973 and is a true treasure. The pictures inside are so interesting.

A closer look at Santa...

Isn't this little chair adorable? The seat lifts up to hide treasures..
Here's the best deal of the day... $2 for this entire box of fast-food toys! This is how much is left after Micki and I went through and took the 'toys' we wanted...

Micki's husband and some of the guys he works with were shingling our roof when we returned. This was to replace the damage from the hail storms earlier in the year.

Justin is forming up a new sidewalk for the front of the house.

I saw this idea on another blog (sorry, I don't remember which one) and made this....

These are spindles from a refurnishing project glued to a cardboard circle, painted white, yarn web and spiders from Wal-Mart. Not bad if I do say so myself!
Hope you have a great week!



Debi Y. said...

Great yard sale finds Charlotte. The spider web looks great. :)

AmbyLand said...

I thought of you yesterday because I got a fischer price digital camera for my daughter for 1$ at a garage sale.

Susie M said...

My aunt used to make those little chairs. You use it for a pin cushion and put your needles, etc and maybe small spools of thread inside the seat. I still have one she made. She would have been in her nineties now.
Thought you might be interested to know that :)

Lostinblue said...

What great bargains! I just love finding great deals like that.
I love that little seat, it's really cute.


Anastacia said...

love the wreath!

I just wanted to say hi - I just found your blog today & added you to my blog reader. I'm also an avid yard saler & crocheter!