My mom has the best yard sale instincts of anyone I know. She has even talked about writing a book filled with her years of yard sale wisdom, but she doesn't want to share it until she's ready to retire from The Business. When we passed by the St. Stephen UMC yard sale in Marietta on Saturday, she thought it looked promising and suggested we stop. It was nearly 1 p.m. by the time we arrived, and thus well after prime yard sale shopping hours, but it turns out we were hitting the end-of-sale shopping exactly right, as it had just been announced that everything remaining was a quarter! Yep, just 25 cents!
So I ask you, could *you* have left this large (7-1/2-inch tall), clear glass pedestal bowl for a quarter? No, I didn't think so. Besides, I'm hosting a tea in a few weeks and have just the dish to serve in my new bargain find.
I've seen pieces like this rosy container referred to as cachepots used to hold houseplants, but I had another use in mind ...
Tea infuser holder! Perfect!
I like picking up vintage Christmas pieces throughout the year, and the price was definitely right on this rectangular dish. I love the graphics!
I had been looking for a metal basket to use when picking cherry tomatoes out of the garden, which are still coming in daily. Ideally, I wanted to use it for picking tomatoes and then rinsing them off in the kitchen sink as well. Almost bought one for $15 last weekend. Glad I didn't!
Also couldn't leave these three rolls of gift wrap -- two white-on-white bridal, one rose design.
And my final bargain of the day was this $5 wooden whatnot shelf -- for a quarter. So I got everything you see here today for $2. I was so spoiled by my bargains, I wasn't tempted by a single thing at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, or either of the two antique malls we visited afterward, but at least I didn't come home empty handed. My mom spent about $5 at this sale and her haul ranged from a vintage punch bowl and cups to an unopened case of water goblets, new-in-the-package linens, lots of Christmas decor and more. We were both impressed that there was "good" junk left at this sale at the end of the day, and we left with a trunk full of treasures. Score!