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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Decorating with Yard Sale & Clearance Isle Finds

I hit some really good yard sales yesterday and shopped the clearance isle's at  some of my favorite stores too!    Who am I kidding,   All the decorating stores are my favorite!

I was able to fit all my "treasures" in the first thing I bought Saturday.......a baby carrier

Well,  all but the umbrella!

Let me take them all out and show you what I found

Don't pass up these sweet baby carriers!    You'll see me use this a lot in my decorating.     At the very least,   I can use it to transport decorating items from the studio into the house when I need them.    My carrier is in excellent condition.....$3

I plan to give the gold frame a fresh coat of white paint......and I can use the little farm buildings in my farmhouse vignettes.  They were 50 cents each and the frame was still in it's original packaging.....$5

The Mason jars canisters were $4 for the set.     I plant to use them in my pantry,   but they can be used in tons of different ways....

Here you can see I used them in my basket as "lifts" for the metal buildings.

I pulled back the greenery so you could see this jar a little better. 

I  fell in love with this vintage pink ruffled umbrella......

Maybe I should refer to my umbrella as a parasol!    $8,50

The little ruffled pillow cover was only $1

The bird was $1......and all the flowers came from the 70% off isle at Michael's

So,  if you shop at yard sales,   thrift stores, clearance isles  and  flea can decorate your home even if you're on a really tight budget! 

I've had my Flea Market sign for years......and of came from the clearance isle!

I love to take my photo's on the island because the lighting is great.......but today I have to put it away quickly to make room to prepare food for our grandson's birthday party later this afternoon.

I'll stash my basket of goodies on this table in the dining room until tomorrow or the next day when I'll have more time to play with my new!

I always enjoy your visits so much,   come back soon!


  1. Great finds, love the baby carrier, so many uses

  2. Good morning, What fun you had this weekend. I love the baby carrier. I never thought about one. They sure aren't good for carrying a baby as they are too unstable, but great bed for baby and for THE NEW PURPOSE. Wow, painted white or pink it would make an excellent base for a Christmas or Easter or Thanksgiving scene. I am going to look for one at this place that sells kids stuff. Great place to put linens too for the holidays. Maybe I should get more than one. Endless uses this find.
    Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. Everything is just charming! I love the way you arranged your items in the baby carrier, too. Your kitchen is amazing!!!

  4. Perfect haul for your home---such great prices too, I'm beginning to think it's just too expensive here, LOL.

  5. Boy you find some amazing items and all at great prices, wish I could find vintage pieces here in Vegas, I miss Texas for that. Thank you Penny for sharing on #omhgww this week always enjoy your blog and your kind message this week! Hugs #OMHGWW Linky Party

  6. Everything you bought is just perfect for you! I love all of it! The little bird houses are adorable.

  7. Everything looks lovely! Great parasol!

    Cottage Blessings,

  8. Even your treasures awaiting placement are lovely... you've got the magic touch.

  9. What a fabulous collection of beautiful things, Penny! You are so good at finding lovely pieces. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  10. Nice haul, Penny! And it all looks so pretty together! That parasol is very YOU! ;)

  11. Nice! I love the baby carrier, but never would have guessed that's what is was. Maybe I need to get out yard saling more!

  12. Hi Penny!
    I love all the unexpected treasures waiting to be discovered at yard sales. It looks like you really had some great finds! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!
    >>> Kim

  13. Great finds. That bird is a cutie.

  14. Great finds! I just love that you shared all these wonderful summer posts with us at the Summer Fun party. Pinned.

  15. What a great Job!! I'm all about scoring big time a garage sale and thrift stores to decorate. Using a baby carrier is a clever idea. I love it all!

  16. Penny,
    I would have walked right by that baby carrier...Now I will be looking for one of my own!!! As always, I love everything that you bought...So many pretty things!!!

  17. So pretty, Penny! You really luck out and find some awesome stuff out your way. <3 Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style.

    Barb :)


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