Yard Sale Treasures!

We just got home from a weekend away in Indiana where we visited my husband’s grandparents and various other family members.  We had a really nice time.  A highlight for me was visiting with Ridley’s great-great-great Aunt Wilma, but I’ll tell you about that later this week.

When we arrived on Friday afternoon, I saw signs for a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday.  Of course, I couldn’t pass up such an opportunity, so we hit the yard sales in search of treasures.


Fabulous vintage “coke” bottle boxes

Yes, we call everything “coke” in the South. 🙂


This wreath called my name for only 0.25. I have no idea what I’ll do with it (after I cut off the center doo-hicky), but my mind has been spinning with ideas!


I satisfied my book-aholic addiction with a stack of wonderful children’s books!


This shelf begged to come home with me. It reminds me of my childhood.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I’m pondering taking it totally apart.

Am I insane?

Don’t answer if you were going to say yes, umkay?


Last, but not least.

My most prized treasure this weekend was finding this vintage set of Pyrex primary mixing bowls from the 50s for only 15.00!!!

The gentleman I bought them from had another set that he had priced 15.00 PER bowl.  I asked what the difference was and he said that the set for 15.00 had been washed in the dishwasher so the finish was scarred up and dull.

Did I care?  Nope.  Not at all!

I’m literally in love.

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    1. @marybeth, I know! I almost did a happy dance in the man’s yard. I think he might have thought I was totally crazy. LOL

      Yay! Can’t wait to see you in MN! I got you added to the Twitter list that I started for attendees! 🙂

  1. OMG @ the mixing bowls and crates lol

    LOVING your finds..I used to have a 7-up crate similar to that but someone had added wheels lol-maybe for magazines?

    I love the shelf too!! It reminds me of childhood also..Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is too funny about the bowls, my mom had those when we were growing up and I know I’m not old enough to be considered vintage 🙂 It is a lot of fun though to find hidden treasures and for great prices!
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  3. Love the bowls. I have a set just like them–I inherited them when my Mother-in-law passed away–I believe they belonged to her mother. And we call all soft drinks in Texas–cokes. Love the old “coke” boxes. What are the plans for them?
    Debbie@Debbie Sews Retro´s last blog post ..Sams Gift Certificate

  4. AMAZING finds! Lucky girl!! 🙂 That wreath would be really neat to make a mobile-type decoration. Paint it a different color, hang antique toys with fun ribbon…it could be kind of cool. Or make a Christmas one with various ornaments. Oooh! OR use clothes pins and clip pictures on it. It’s amazing how something that was only 25 cents has so many possibilites!
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  5. Love those bowls . I am so jealous. Wish I could find a set myself. The tag sales around here usually just have junk for sale.

  6. Myra,

    There was a huge yard sale here while you were gone. I kept thinking about how you would’ve loved to be there looking at all the antique furniture and dishes. There was so much stuff that could be reinvented!
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  7. LOVE the bowls!

    My grandparents live in IN and participated in a neighborhood yard sale last weekend (as in a week and 2 days ago)! Was that the weekend you went? How funny would that be if you found all these treasures in their neighborhood, ha!
    Shelley´s last blog post ..Vintage

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