Sunday, September 25, 2011

~YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED...~

...You just never know what you might find.   For me Saturday's are an adventure.  If you don't do that and it isn't your cup of tea and you prefer expensive little shops...then I understand.  I used to be like you..but I have now discovered a way to find lovely, useful things for my home...and it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg...so to speak. 

First stop of the day and I found this lovely little harness that fit Mele...and with all that fur I haven't been able to find something that is both cute ..and fits her fat little body.  Price? 50 cents!

Last Saturday started off very slow..I found just one novel..a harness for Mele and  were headed home when we stopped at one last yard sale...and I found the following items.. This lovely little siver jewelry box...

 ...all lined in scarlet velvet..notice the pretty etching along the edges...

A round deep silver tray, very heavy

 I love the feet...that is always a plus with me...the name on the bottom says "Raimond" and has a discription...it is silverplate but very nice and I love silverplate.



 Everything was black and it took awhile to get it to return to it's beautiful self..but worth it.
(sorry my photo's are blurred...I should have taken them over..)  The tea set was found in among other items and matched perfectly so I imagine they belong together.  It doesn't match the tray..but that is good.  I like mismatched silver.

I also found this lovely very soft well made afghan.  Handmade!  And such a lovely butter yellow!  Perfect on my patio swing!  

All of the above was exactly $11.00!  Now to me this was a wonderful deal.  The tray was five dollars but she took $4.00.  The tea set was also $5.00.  The little jewery box was $1.00 and the afghan was just $1.00!
What an adventure and one I can afford! 
Today we went again..and I will share my find with you later in the week. 

Oh..before I forget..I did go to an Estate sale..which I will share later...but...I gambled a bit.
I put a bid on a gorgeous little very old wicker doll buggy in perfect condition.  Will I get it..who knows.  I may be outbid.  If so, it wasn't meant to be.  :)  I have been looking for one for a long time.

Why?  Oh heavens, I don't know!  Still trying to replace those lost toys of long ago I imagine!
:)
Love and hugs,
Mona

P.S.  My prayers go out to my dear friend Gloria at Happy To Be.  She is in need of your positive thoughts and prayers. 

16 comments:

  1. Good morning darling, what great treasures you found! Love the darling harness, our Miss Scooter has a red one, not near as fancy as this one. The silver pieces are wonderful.. love, love love the tray.. I'm trying to add more as I can, wish I could get out to garage sales and look, not to be for now.. you got some fabulous deals. Always LOVE a bargain!!! hugs ~lynne~

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  2. Great finds. I love old silver, just don't like cleaning it. LOL But there is nothing more classic and elegant than old silver pieces. Fun to decorate with too. Happy Sunday. Barb

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  3. Great findings!
    I don´t think I´ve ever heard of a yard or garage sale over here and estate sales almost always auctions. But flee markest has become rather popular lately, not where I live though :-) I think that just to few live to far away from each other in places like this.

    I hope You´ll get that wicker doll buggy!
    Have a great day!
    Christer.

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  4. Wow Mona, you really did find some fabulous treasures. I love all the silver, such pretty pieces. I love that wonderful butter yellow afghan too. I think I need to shop in your area. Pretty slim pickings here lately. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

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  5. What wonderful finds...you do have the eye!

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  6. I always love your found treasures, Mona! Not only are they bargains, you get to have a lot of fun searching for just the right thing! Can't top that in my books!

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  7. SISSY DOG WOULD LOVE THAT CUTE LITTLE GIRLY DOG HARNESS. WHAT A TREASURE. i LIKE THE SILVER, BUT DON'T WANT IT AS IT HAS TO BE POLISHED. THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS ABOUT MY CHICKENS AT MY OLD HISTORIC HOUSE,I HAVE HAD THEM FOR MORE YEARS THAN ANY ONE WANTS TO REMEMBER.HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY, IT SURE IS ONE HERE. RICHARD

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  8. Mona, I love all your happy finds. The silver tray is just luscious. I love, love silver.

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

    Hugs, Barb

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  9. Girl, you look like you hit the jackpot with this!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  10. I love everything you bought, Mona and for $11, wow! That afghan alone is worth a lot more than that. Love the color...Christine

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  11. You did really well, Mona!! The silver pieces are just beautiful! What brand to you use for polish? I think it cleaned up really nicely! LOVE the afghan!

    I have my fingers crossed that you win the buggy!

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Wow Mona!
    What great deals on some really gorgeous things!
    I would love to go bargain hunting with you, I think we think a lot alike!
    Hugs Dear,
    Cindy

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  13. You did good! I wonder what those items would go for on ebay? I bet more than 11.00! I love the afghan..it looks so soft and warm. I did a little hunting myself...in my own basement and found a lamp that I redid and I'm so impressed with myself I can't stand it! Sometimes a good find isn't too far away!

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  14. I like this kind of shopping. Isn't it so much fun, not to count the savings..
    I do like your finds..
    Hugs,
    Shug

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  15. You are clearly the maven of finding the absolute best bargains that are true treasures. I adore your finds. Prayers for your friend Gloria. I do hope so that the little doll buggy will become yours. Amazing Autumn week ahead...

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  16. No matter what you find I'll never get over that flatware! NEVAH EVAH EVAH!

    Sweet post with GREAT STUFF! Sent you an email!!!

    xoRebecca

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