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Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July Treasure Hunt

H and I had a quiet 4th of July week end....the kids were either working or went to the lake to do a little boating.    We are getting a little old to ski , so we didn't join them (H used to love to not so much)   We decided to drive to Lubbock.    We had a nice drive,  a great lunch,  did some shopping,  and went by a few yard sales.

We stopped by a yard sale on the way out of town and I fell in love with this old wooden dryer.    We knew the folks having the sale...this dryer belonged to a school mate of mine....Sherri it is kind of special!
I have the dryer filled with a bunch of doilies.....$10 for all of them.
My grandmother had a picture like this hung over her TV for years, so I couldn't pass it up!     Vintage Home Interior...$10.

The guy having this yard sale was really in the 4th of July spirit!
He had lots of Christmas stuff!   I bought the black record holder in the next photo from him for .50.   I am going to repurpose it as a dish holder.
                                 The small rose bowl was .50.....the strawberry tea pot was $1....and the rose   water pitcher was also $1

I found another strawberry ceramic cake...$5...

I bought one a few weeks ago for $5 too!    The one on the left is the new one...the right is the old one.
It was a gorgeous day,  and there were lots of shoppers.
I bought Kyleigh this Lisa doll for $1     She is supposed to sing, talk, and walk,  we'll put some batteries in her when Ky gets here tomorro and see if she works,
They didn't have a lot of stuff at this yard sale....
but,  I did find a pretty topiary for .25.
there's a cute little bee on the top.

I plan to paint this chandy white and shabby it up a bit!   
This was a "in the house" sale.   
Another record holder for .50 and a cute ceramic strawberry wall plaque for .75.

This rusty, crusty hanging planter was $1....
AND  of road trip is complete without a stop by Michaels for some 70% off  silk flowers,  chicken wire cloches, and a chicken wire bird cage.      I also used a 15% off coupon on your total purchase that included the 70% off things!     Can't beat that with a stick!!!


  1. Hi Penny,

    You certainly found many beautiful items, and for a steal!! LOVE your strawberry cakes; they would look perfect in my own kitchen, as I have napkin rings, and a few other strawberry themed lovelies! Visiting via Mary's; have a wonderful week!


  2. Great, great finds! The bird cages are wonderful. The strawberry ceramic cake is amazing and perfect for your kitchen or your gorgeous tablescape

  3. You found some great bargains. I like you rose dish and pitcher.

  4. Wow, so many wonderful bargains. The strawberries cakes are cute. It is a great idea to use the record holder for the plates. Pretty doilies! Have a happy week!

  5. Wow! You made some great finds!

  6. I will be excited to see how you remake these lovely finds!! Hope you can make your way over to share your post this week, Enjoy your week!!!

  7. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me.

  8. Penny,
    You always find some of the best things!
    Love the dish and pitcher and the prices were amazing.
    I have that same HI picture in my craft room. I also love your idea about the record holders. I may have to find me some....
    and the things from Micheals are stunning.. I think I need to pay them a visit tomorrow.
    We had a nice weekend and the weather was great with high's in the 70's. Perfect!!


  9. Great finds. I wish I were so lucky.

  10. WOW Penny- beautiful items found- I especially love the ceramic cake and wire cloches and bird cage!
    Look forward to seeing the chandy after its been given the 'Penny' touch!

  11. so many treasures for one day! lucky you! and nice that your hubby likes to hit up garage sales too! Im always ready to go treasure hunting after I read about all the goodies my bloggy pals find.. but it seems when I do venture out I talk myself out of buying anything that doesnt feel necessary! I just have to stop doing that! lol!
    have a great day!

  12. I want to go yard saling with you! What great finds! I have the same strawberry cake that I made over 30 years ago! $5 was a great price.

  13. Oh my! IN LOVE with it all! You really did get some awesome finds! I need to go with you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Looks like a lot of fun! Great way to spend a holiday! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  15. What a great day you had! I really like the things you got at Michaels. We don't have one near me unfortunately so don't often get there.

  16. You got so many great items! Thanks for sharing your finds at this week's Project Inspire{d} ~ hugs, mb

  17. My husband and I spent 4th of July antiquing and yard selling. I haven't posted my finds yet but I am so happy with them although yours are exceptional!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  18. You found some great things! I really like the dryer rack with the pretty doilies. It sounds like you had a great 4th of July--relaxing and good deals! I hope you have a great week :).

  19. great finds Penny! I like the idea of the record holder for dishes. And that dryer rack will be so useful! I need to stop going to the antique store and go to more yard sales. There are some real treasures at such great prices!

  20. Oh! Love the drying rack and the crusty plant hanger... You had a great weekend....

    Just popping by from Whimsy Wednesdays....


  21. That drying wrack is adorable dear Penny, I love it, along with the record holder for dishes. You did great!
    Thanks for your sweet visit, I so love it!

  22. Great finds Penny. Love seeing pictures of the garage sales along with your new treasures.

  23. Wow! What incredible finds!! I love all of the lace hanging on the wooden stand!

  24. Your great finds reminds me about a "yard sale" a couple of years ago. A family nearby had a yard filled with tables, chairs, baskets, and small items. Cars were parked up and down the street with people walking about the yard picking up things to "buy". Except it was not a yard sale but a family reunion! However they took it in stride and actually did sell off a few things on their garage.

  25. You always find the most beautiful things! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. See you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

  26. I LOVE YOUR FINDS! Thanks for linking up a Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~ Allie @

  27. Awesome finds! You found some treasures - I love the rusty planter! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  28. I love the rusty planter, too! And the chandeliers...Thanks for sharing with us at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!


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