So John and I went out for breakfast this past Saturday, like we usually do, and on our way to the Salvation Army thrift store afterwards we actually saw two yard sales.
Yay! Yard sale season came early this year!
And I was lucky enough to find a couple of things that I listed last week on my Top 5 Things to Look for at Yard Sales.
Although I didn’t have enamel pieces on my list I do love them, especially when the colour is so clear and bright. The cup has some chipping, but the teapot is in great shape. These are a sell.
Signs or word thingies weren’t on my list either, but this wooden sign was a must buy for $1.
It’s a keeper and will definitely be getting a makeover.
Drawer hardware is never something I’m looking for but if I see something fun and unusual, like this toothpaste and toothbrush drawer pull set, I’ll pick it up.
I think it may be vintage because the newer ones I see in this design are smaller and hollow at the back. These pulls are just under 5″ long and they have solid backs. The set is for sale here.
Although not in my Top 5 I’m always looking for oil paintings that speak to me, and I fell in love with this $3 impressionist streetscape of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
It looks like it was painted on a piece of plywood.
I’m a big fan of impressionist art, and I absolutely love the colours. I can’t quite make out the artist signature so I’ll have to do more research on that, but I love it anyway.
I only wish this 9″ x 11″ piece was larger… much larger.
Now for the two things I found that were on my list.
First… the number one thing was silverware, and I got a pretty good haul considering it’s not even supposed to be yard sale season yet.
The silver tray, which can always be used for a plate flower or a wind chime, was a bonus.
And my favourite find, also on my list, are these wooden handled screwdrivers. They were $1 each, but I got six for $5. It seems that red was a popular handle colour back in the day.
I have a few red ones already, but the more the merrier. 🙂
I love that I already found some great things… and this was Saturday so it wasn’t even May yet! Who hoo! I hope this is a sign of a fabulous yard sale season to come.
Have you been out to a yard sale yet?
Thanks so much to you for reading, and until next time… keep on keepin’ on.