Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another disappointing weekend

The weather was dreadful, and the Savannah town-wide yard sale was literally a wash. I bought ONE item (which I haven't yet had a chance to photograph). So here's what I did not find and did not buy, but saw on Pinterest. Fun, huh?

Now that would make an interesting  addition to my teacup collection, wouldn't it?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Not A Pricy Pachyderm

Okay, I'll admit it.  One of my first collections was of elephants.  My grandparents gave me a lovely pair made of ebony with real ivory tusks.  I love them and still have them.

I try not to buy too many elephants, although I do seem to buy a lot that are "wounded."  The baby elephants that have been mistreated.  I have quite a few of them.  I wish I could repair them, but I don't have those kinds of skills.  So I just love them -- something they were sorely missing for most of their lives.

This fellow is about 10 inches tall and weights about four pounds.  I'm going to use him as a doorstop.

He was part of a larger herd, but he stood out from the rest.  They were all about the same size and reasonably priced at about the same amount, too.  I paid $4 for this fellow.

Isn't he lovely?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Perfect for the summer

Several years ago, my sister-in-law bought me some "thirsty stone" coasters.  Not only were they pretty, they were pretty pricy.  (Found them in a catalog for $40!)  Well, as the Kansas song says, "Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky" and neither did my thirsty stone coasters.  They leak!  The cat knocked one of them off the coffee table and it broke in half.  : (

I saw these summery tiles at the first sale I stopped at on Saturday and had to have them.  A little piece of felt and some glue and they will make great summertime coasters.

The cost?  $1.

Aren't they cute?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Back in the yard sale saddle again!

Where have I been?  Oh, doing stuff.  And on the weekends, my friends and I have been back on the yard sale circuit.  Unfortunately, the pickings have been mighty slim lately. Since I only bought three things this weekend, I thought I'd stretch them out on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (leaving the best for last, too -- so be sure to come by and check the blog later this week).

I have been looking for a lovely 2-tiered plate for the times when I serve tea.  Who doesn't want to set a pretty table?  I checked out Macy's in Rochester and did a double and triple take at the prices for a brand new one.  But my friends and I went to the big neighborhood sale in Lyons over the weekend and look what I found.

Okay, maybe I am limited to using it in the winter (think I can stretch it out until at least Valentine's Day?) but for the price -- a whopping seventy-five cents -- I think I can handle it.

What would you have paid for such a cute plate?