Monday, April 5, 2010

yard sale bliss...



Friday was a perfect day...70 degrees...the sun was shining...

I started out early for my yard sale rounds. Now just a tip for you all in case you are ever driving in my town...if I see a sign that looks like this...I brake. Hard.

If someone took the time to paint their sign like this...they must have fabulous things, right?


When I see a sign like this I get that feeling...a few little butterflies...I drive a little faster than I should...and watch out if you think for a second you are going to pull out of a driveway in front of me. I will go over top of you.

Because at the end of it all...I leave with my truck looking like this.

And it is so worth it.


I wish I would have taken better photos, but I was in a hurry. I had to unload my loot from Round #1 and head back out for the rest of the sales! There is so much packed in the back of my truck, I could not even label it all.

I loaded up 3 times...it was fabulous.

And the back seat of the truck??

Well, lets not even go there. It was full. As in c-r-a-z-y full.

32 ornate antique portrait frames, old metal objects, metal baskets and old french books...oh and a few beautiful old linens, too.

It was a good day.

I have to sort and clean everything up today and start painting those frames! Maybe I will be able to snap more pics tomorrow. Most of this is going to the show with my in May, so if you see something you like..come see me!

Happy Monday...and hope everyone had a Happy Easter!


28 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh! You hit the jackpot! We did the same thing Saturday - two trucks full from the auction & a flea market stop on the way home! It was a great time - plus everyone lacking teeth and in chest waders was out for the day - never a dull moment in central Illinois :)

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  2. Oh my Mary!!! I am still in the process of convincing hubby to make a trip so I can get to some of your beautiful work. I cannot believe what beautiful items you left with!!!

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  3. oh my !! I want to see more..
    You hit the jackpot

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  4. How exciting! Can't wait to see it all placed and sitting pretty in your home. =) ~Liz

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  5. You must have been beside yourself when you finally got everything home! I think I may have to do a road trip to Illinois just to go garage saleing! My grandmother lives there so it could be twice the fun!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it all ~
    sarah :)

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  6. Oh, wow! This is the reason I need a truck! I would have had to leave most of those fabulous finds behind.

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  7. girl you are amazing!! haha. bargain shopper! garage sales are the best..i wish i had a truck so i could do that. :) hehe.

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  8. PURE BLISS! Look at all that great stuff you got. Total SCORE:)

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  9. How I wish I lived out by you so I could come visit you at the show!!

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  10. Shut up! Shut UP!!!!! You did not find a metal laundry cart AND a grocery scale AND a drop front desk at a garage sale!!!

    (Can you tell I'm jealous??)

    Hooray for garage sale season!!

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  11. Woo hoo! I need to get out and about. Maybe this week. I am heading to Grayslake this weekend- first time I will be doing that show. Do you go there? Good to see you Saturday and thanks, as always, for your purchases!

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  12. Hi Mary, I know that feeling where the heart starts to race and you drive a little faster and turn down the radio, if your like me a wear a cap and have my trusty shoulder bag ready to go. I also now days carry a black marker pen and if I see anything I like regardless of asking the price I write sold on it. Bit cheaky I know but at least that keeps others from buying it. What a great haul of goodies you got. I am off treasure hunting today in a foreign town so should be interesting. Take care. I love coming to your blog each day. Sandy x

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  13. Wow...you have a lot of great stuff!! The show is the 1st Saturday in May, right? I SO hope to be there!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  14. I'm getting butterflies just reading about it. What a score. And this settles it--I NEED A TRUCK.

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  15. Why can't I ever have a truck load like that! WOW, amazing finds! I can't wait to see what you do with them. I need to find a garage sale like that..lol..Have a great day Mary! ~lulu

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  16. How fun! Good thing you have a truck!

    LeAnn

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  17. Man, I wish I could have been with you. You did great!! I am on the look out now for pink polka dotted signs.

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  18. WOW! Garage sales by me don't have stuff THAT good! Really hope to get to the show to see your awesome stuff!

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  19. WOW!!! What F-U-N! It is a good day in garage sale world. :)

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  20. Well, would you look at that...you even fit a tree..a basket ball hoop and an entire house in the back of your truck!

    What fun!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  21. Oh, I see great things peeking out of that truck....that headboard could be really wonderful. Nice Haul!

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  22. Amazing finds, you cant beat the rush of a good garage sale I say!
    alicia

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  23. Took me a while to pick up my jaw and wipe up the drool.....I have never had that good of luck, so jealous! I judge my vehicles on hauling capacity, my truck's just fine for me but I'd say you're in need of a trailer!

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  24. Frick! Where in the H E double hockey sticks do you live. Your post was really funny and reminded me of my own insanity when it comes to garage sales. The difference is, I walk away with a tin bucket and you walk away with a moving truck. By the way...what kind of fricken garage sale budget do you have. Hey I am glad you were able to obtain so many treasures just dont come to my neighborhood. Just kidding. Garage sales are such a rush they need to have interventions for people like us.

    Have fun at your next one and be sure to show us the loot.
    Melissa

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  25. How do you do it? I would be lucky to find one fabulous treasure after one day. Great finds!
    I would love a pickup truck!
    Londen

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  26. Object of Maya*ffectionTue Apr 06, 09:22:00 PM

    oooh Mary I'd LOVE to garage sale with you :)

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  27. Hi again I am really relieved to know you dont need an intervention, and are not a hoarder. LOL. 120 bucks, you have got to be kidding me, i just spent 45 bukcs on a dresser at a garage sale and thought that was a great deal. ( sorry no puncuation marks work on this computer, every time I press the apostrophe some French accents and words appear) I do have schooling)

    Melissa, ps thanks for peeking at my really boring blog...LOL

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