Saturday, June 20, 2009

Horseshoe Daze and Yardsales

Our little town of about 1500 is having their annual celebration. I'm not too sure what the celebration is all about but, the town paper stated it was "the biggest celebration that will light up our town"! And with our new sidewalks in place (yes we just got sidewalks) will be ready for some stompin' and shoutin'! Included in the festivities will be the rubber duck races down the canal, outlaw lawn dragster race, antique tractor pulls, the Senior Center is hosting a BBQ, and a band will be playing music at the First Baptist Church. The best part...... an All Town Yard Sale! We thought it would be a great way to spend a Saturday, with all the small town charm. I grew up in a small town much like the one we are living in, so I knew my boys would enjoy the tractor pulls and outlaw lawn dragster races and we could all enjoy the music and BBQ. So, before the festivities started, off I went to visit all the yard sales...Woo Hoo! There was quite a lot of yard sales, but only a few gems.

I lucked out at the first one and picked up this rooster rug (to go with all the other roosters I seem to have all around my house) for $10. I don't know why, but I'm drawn to them, must be the country girl in me :)

At the same yard sale I picked up the candle holder with the fleur de lis design and the 3 pot plant hanger, both were a $1 each. I'm going to put the candle holder in the bathroom I started the re-do on, that I shared in an earlier post.

And at three different sales I picked up the hutch on the left (I have a table it will go on) and the shabby chic shelf on the right. My favorite piece is the beautiful antique lamp from a neighbor's grandmother's estate......

Side picture of the cute hutch.......

Just look at how beautiful this lamp is and with the original crystals!!!!

See the flower and leaf detail?!!............

Are you ready for this??? $15 for that lamp!!! I had asked the lady having the sale the price on a vintage bed I was interested in, she said $50 for the bed, when I didn't respond she then said, "you're supposed to come back with a counter offer". We both laughed and then she caught me looking at the lamp and quickly she said, "$20" of course I said $10
and when she said she would go as low as $15. I said SOLD!! She didn't have to tell me twice LOL :) That was my best buy...Woo Hoo!!
Hope you all are having a great weekend.
Until Later,

Hop on over to Southern Hospitality and see all the other great thrifty finds everyone is sharing with Rhoda.


  1. Great Fun and GREAT buys!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Oh my goodness.. that lamp and hutch are amazing!!!! What wonderful finds!!!! Can'y wait to see where you place them!!!

  3. Sounds like a fun day and you got some great finds. Sure like the lamp.

  4. Great lamp! We went to a charity yard sale yesterday and found some great bargains too! I'll try to post mine sometime so stop by. Thanks for seeing my Sidewalk Sale photos. The sale was loads of fun!

  5. Hi Toni,
    Yep, that lamp was a great find! I missed Horseshoe Days-bummer!
    Thanks for the kind words and prayers for my family.

  6. Love the hutch! The lamp is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. Hi Toni!!
    AWESOME lamp!!! and the other treasures are great too!!
    Sounds like you had a good weekend. I'm already thinking about going to the thrift store this week...
    Deb :)

  8. Toni,
    All your finds are great, but the lamp was a definite home run. I love it!

  9. Wow you found some great items! Love the lamp with all the crystals :0) Have a great week...

  10. I can't believe you got that lamp for $15. WOW. Love that book shelf too. And congrats on winning that giveaway.

  11. Great buys Toni !
    I really am loving those shelfs/hutchs....
    and 15 bucks for that lamp - get out !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  12. That is a really nice lamp! Are you going to paint it? Or keep it as is?

    I edited my post to answer your question about the wrapping paper. Here's what I said:

    "Edited to add: I do use the paper to wrap gifts for people, but generally only for gifts I won't see the recipient open. I don't want to know that they ripped up and threw out the beautiful paper! :)"

  13. Ok, Toni, I'm totally jealous!! I need a hutch and that lamp...that beautiful lamp with all those crystals for $15.00..can you say huge score!? You must still be doing the happy dance!

    Loved your story about the grandbabies posing as the three wise monkeys! Would love to see that photo! Bet it was just darling!

    You have a great week, you and your fabulous lamp! ;)


  14. Your town sounds wonderful! Don't you just love living in a small town? the hutch and lamp are great!

  15. Score! Great finds! My favorites are the hutch and lamp. Don't forget to show us where they end up.

    P.S. Thanks for your kind comment at cottage hideaway

  16. Wow, great furniture finds!! Especially love all those pretty crystals on the lamp, lucky you!

  17. Way to bargain on that lamp! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. amazing deal on the lamp with all the pretty crystals. Enjoy it , it is beautiful!

  19. GREAT deals, Toni! You girls are out there bargaining with the best of them. :) Love the furniture pieces AND that lamp is just gorgeous. You'll have to find a special place for that.

  20. I have a lamp very similar to your estate sale lamp. Mine is smaller, but I love it. Great find on the two white hutches. Good job.

  21. Fabulous lamp, what a bargain. Here in France they are very expensive.

    Leeann x

  22. WOWZERS!!!! You scored big time at your sale! What a fun time you had!! LOVE that chandelier!!! Cute, cute!


  23. Love it all...especially that lamp...beautiful!!

  24. Toni, Thanks for stopping by because now I have found YOUR blog! You got some really nice pieces while thrifting away. I love the hutch and the lamp. I am partial to furniture, as we have a retail furniture store. I am placing you as a subscription in Reader, cause I want to see and read more of ya! :-) Sue

  25. You're my kind of "wheeler-dealer"! You picked up some really neat finds. Thanks for dropping by my blog today too. PAM

  26. Can I just say You Scored Big Time with the lamp!!!! Great find. Happy weekend.


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~