Monday, September 3, 2012

Yard sale goodies and curbside freebies

Happy Labor Day USA Friends ~ I hope you here in the states are enjoying the holiday. It is partly cloudy, 87 degrees and feels like it’s 95. Not as bad as it has been. I even felt a ‘hint’ of fall in the air the past couple of mornings, a tiny ‘hint’ but one none the less. Hurray!

The ground is still squishy from all the rain we got from Isaac, some plants have croaked from too much water, but I think some of them may come back. My heart goes out to all those who lost so much more with Isaac.

Saturday morning was the first hint of autumn and I felt happy heading off to work. I took the little scenic route through an area with cute little cottages and homes, and stopped at a yard sale hoping to find some beads, threads or what have you for needle working. No such luck but I did buy a book on the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam filled with paintings. ~~ DH (dear husband) and I were there in 1973 while on our 60 day backpack tour of Europe before we came back to the states, after living in Spain for the past three years. DH had been in the US Navy, stationed in Spain and we planned this trip for months before we headed out in March 1973. That was a wonderful experience, traveling by train to 9 different countries. ~~ Anyway, the book was $1. A bargain.

I resumed my trek to work and on the way found these iron tables curbside. Errrrt! That’s a stepping on the brake noise. I pulled over, and ignored a man across the street doing yard work, (I get a little embarrassed picking stuff up off the street sometimes, especially in the richer neighborhoods), and proceeded to load these into the back of my old Mazda MVP. They were light and they fit. The only thing missing was a piece of glass to fit in the top tray area of the larger piece. (I found a piece of iron grating that works for now, in our stash of ‘stuff’ here at home the next morning, not shown in the photo.)


I continued on my journey driving along the lovely intra-coastal waterway for a short distance, then turned down a side street and saw another yard sale.

Again I was hoping for some beads, etc.  No beads but this is what I came away with all for $2. I had a bag of the darning threads with the cone of white thread and the batch of cream colored embroidery floss picked out, for $1.50 and the lady added all the rest for another 50 cents. You can see that I have already crocheted a tiny flower from one of the spools of darning cotton. Really soft thread, something I’ve not used before.


So, there’s the start of September. Autumn is coming. DH is doing better. I did some researching on google and we are doing the right things, it just takes time for cramped muscles to heal.

I just got out some Italian sausage for homemade pizza. Need to get the dough going in the bread machine for the crust around 4 p.m. We love homemade pizza.

Have a great week everyone wherever you are.

FlowerLady Lorraine


He is a wise man

who does not grieve

for the things which he has not,

but rejoices for those which he has. 



sharon said...

Hi Lorraine....thanks for your I dont know what PB....maybe Palm beach..I always make my own pizza but we usually spend three bucks for the dough from Publix or better yet the local pizza place.....wrought iron...great find will you paint them white or black or let them rust?
I was a the Rijks in May....IT was wonderful...

HolleyGarden said...

You made a great find! I would not be embarrassed picking up something on the side of the road - that's how we recycle here! I've put stuff out, and I've picked things up, both. This will look perfect in your garden. Serendipity! :) You also got a great buy on the threads!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those iron tables are a great find!! You did good at the yard sales too. Hope everything recovers from Isaac. I'd take some of the rain.
Have a great week.

Annie said...

Love a good.pick up, and I also love home made pizza

Antique ART Garden said...

Great finds, so much fun to find objects that can be turned in to chic stuff for around the house or garden!

Jane said...

Wonderful finds, Rainey!

Rebecca said...

Oh, wow! I love the curbside treasures! Good for you!

Lynn said...

As a thrifter, dumpster diver and yard sale enthusiast I so enjoyed you post. Glad for your finds. It’s good news to know your husband is improving daily. I know your yard will recover and also know your gratitude in that we HAVE yards to tend. I could not help but think of those less fortunate in Isaacs path returning home today. As we grill out in gorgeous 84 degree weather we could our blessings.

Sandy said...

These are all wonderful finds, Lorraine. The tables are so unique in shape. I too, want to know if you are painting them or letting them rust. Either way will be pretty because of their shapes. I love all the pretty threads you got for such a good price. I am heading over to Etsy now to look at what you've added to your shop.

Anonymous said...

That is a perfect way to start a work day! Great finds . . . especially the tables.

Have a wonderful week.


Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Great finds! Congrats! Love your blog!


Floridagirl said...

Those curbside treasures are great finds! Lucky you...I wouldn't be embarrassed at all.

Lona said...

Hi Lorraine. What great finds. I love the cart and the nesting tables. Have a wonderful week.

ChrisC said...

I love the tables you found!!!! What a great find.I never seem to be able to find that type of thing.

Sandra said...

Now those are some great finds Lorraine :) I also feel weird picking up stuff from the curb side, but then I tell myself to get over that fear because I may miss out on something good LOL