Monday, September 5, 2011

Yard Sale finds, and Am I an elderly predator??!

Hi All! 
It has been a while since I posted about thrifting and deals that I've scored lately...I have been so preoccupied with furniture and getting pieces ready for the Long Beach show...BUT, Don't you worry your pretty little head friends...A thriftin' I have been!  Wanna see some kick ass stuff? Well, come on down...Your the next contest on "Enable Melissaaaaaaaaa" hahahah...Hereeee we go......

OK. Wake up at 5:30-5:45, grab a baseball cap, running shoes, hater blockers, and your cash..Let's go!

Small bills of COURSE! Now, I have a print out of places I found on CL, or the Penny saver that I want to check out. That said, some of the best Yard sales I have found are just a plain ole' cardboard sign pointing to the this!

OK. This is OFF TOPIC but showing that sign reminded me of the funniest shi* I have EVER seen while out "Sailin'"....Double click on this picture below..Can you see what the HELL this sign says??>>>>>

Is that not the funniest?!!!! Someone "Stolded" all the car wash money so NOW please come to the bake sale! LOL! Seriously, I got out of my car and went back to take this picture....Classic...OK Back to the show..

OK. Now, I don't know about you all BUT If I pull up to a yard sale such as this.....I won't even get out of the car (Hence the photo from the INSIDE of the car...)Clothes alllllllll over the place...Twentysomething  homeowners...and baby toys...NOT my scene..I'm looking for Dementia Dan and Senile Suzy! Looking to make some cash so they can check into Shady Oaks assisted living! Thank. YOU. Very much. hahahaha, Is that wrong of me? Am I praying on the elderly???   I. AM. TERRIBLE..welp, moving right along... lol I'm such a bitch...

Now, THIIIIIS is what I'm talkin' bout'! No clothes, No baby toys (Unless vintage) Yes! Crazy cat lady on the porch, elderly EVERYWHERE, A hint of Icy hot and Ben Gay in the air...oh yeah' baby, I'M RIGHT AT HOME...

Well, I've shown you all my strategies and routine...Here's what I've scored over the past 2 weeks...(It's been riding in my car because I have to slooowly introduce the hubby to all my new purchases...It's almost like bringing a new puppy or kitty home? You can't just spring them on the current cats and dogs...they'll go crazy. Everyone has to get acclimated steps, baby steps...hahahahah.. Here's all my loot pulled out on the lawn, so I can wipe it down and price it for the show....Drum roll please.........
Cute old wicker laundry hamper..
Wall sconces, I will shabby up..$5!!

Ain't he cuuute! Love that face! (Vintage planter)

Laguna Pottery $1!

I call her "Ampu" Tina lol

Milk Glass bedside lamp

Cute bubble glass candy dish

LURVE this old vintage lawn chair...So rustic

SERIOUSLY. I wanted to RUN to this piece when I saw it on the ground! Spilling out of a moving box..Hand Embroidered table runner, so sweet...and @ $4 dollars! SCORE.

Cute 3 tier display stand. 

Awesome, stackable old plant stands/yard tables

1940's badminton set

 California pottery

Milk glass condiment holders

Reproduction coffee table, I plan to make into an tufted burlap ottoman!

THIS is one of my favorites! An old  stainless steel thermos..THIS was my "Big Ticket" item @ $8 Dollars!!!!

With a CORK top..Very cool

A whole box of old ballerina toe shoes..$5 dollars for the box!

Demented elf ornament

Adorable old paper ornaments or gift tags?? 50 cents for all 

So sweet...

And...the man of the hour.......

A vintage "Gund" plush clown, apparently he is HATED by most but..I LOVE HIM! (Really, I mostly enjoy torturing people who are scared of him!)  Here he is, posed out in the back yard last night...Just hangin' around....
(Oh..and yeh' we did have to tape a little knife in his hand.....It just seemed like the appropriate prop!) 

Hope you enjoyed! 



  1. The Stanley thermos is great but will admit the clown is definitely creepy. Love the stacking lawn tables and lawn chair too. Don't ya just love "treasure hunting"?

  2. Wow...what a haul. Looks like you had a great time. I can't believe those ballerina slippers.
    Amazing. Have a great week. Bobbie

  3. The CLOWN was HORRIBLE!! May The JUNK be with you!!

  4. I also drive by yardsales where there seems to be a plethora of playthings.
    That clown...shudder! He reminds me of the freakazoid clown doll in "Poltergeist."

  5. Wow you found a lot of interesting things...but the clown? eek!
    It was great to see you at Scrappy Saturdays, don't forget to come back this weekend!

  6. I love reading posts on yard sales! Here in the UK we don't have yard sales, I so wish we did! Saw you on linky party now gfc following you, Karima :)

  7. I love stuff like that but I would buy everything...I love those salt & pepper shakers....great finds! Oh yes I totally hate when you go to yard sales to find newish baby stuff and clothes...and they want 5 bucks for a shirt...come on.


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