Monday, September 19, 2011

Yard Sale Goodies!

I hit up quite a few yard sales this summer. Here are some of the goodies I came home  with.  Mostly old bottles, jars, books, baskets, dishes, etc.  Not the most useful things but I like them either way and have decorating ideas for all of them when I finally have my little farm house.

 I love these little cookbooks and baskets.  The cookbook in front is from the 30's.
 I scooped up these old jars, enamel ware and juicers for dirt cheap at an antique shop that was selling out.
 My mom scored these German dishes for $20 at the same antique shop.  They are worth hundreds!
 I love old kitchen utensils.
 The handle broke off the pitcher on the way home.  Luckily it can be glued on without a problem.  What a cute little enamel coffee cup and saucer.
 An awesome one gallon jar.
 More baskets and jars.
 The jar on the left used to be a blending jar.  The handle has broken off though.
 Tons of old, wood picture frames.  I must have 50 of them by now.
 And more baskets.
I love these old canning jar lids.  I must have around 100.  I scored them for a total of $8.  I'm told they sell for about $2 a piece.  I plan to keep them though.  I have Ball, Presto and a no name type.

I also bought some very old sheet music.  I plan to frame them since the images are so pretty.

I inherited the yard sale bug from my grandparents.  I remember going with them as a child.  My grandpa would purchase anything music related or electronics.  He had quite the massive collection of things.  Seven Pianos, 10,000 vinyl records and 2,500 rolls of piano sheet music to name a few.  It was a sight to behold.


joey said...

Love it Michelle. I have oodles of old sheet music ... many framed to enjoy! Happy autumn :)

debsgarden said...

Your farmhouse will be very charming, full of history and interesting mementoes!

Cathy and Steve said...

Michelle, your yard sale finds are truly treasures! I so love vintage things... I used to go yard saling with my mom every Saturday AM and I so miss doing that. Since I got disabled, I can't drive, and I live about 50 miles from her now, so our Saturday AM excursions are a thing of the past. But DH and I enjoy consignment shops and little out of the way antique shops. Amazing what you can find! Those German dishes would look perfect in our kitchen!