Saturday, June 09, 2007

The spoils

I love church rummage sales, especially in these gas-conscious days. I paid $4 for all of this great junk! I didn't need it all, but I WILL use it all. My arms struggled to hold all my ten-cent items. Isn't it amazing that there ARE ten cent items?Pictured above, Tupperware pitcher, patty maker, and round container; 8 silver napkin rings, 3 bags of greeting cards, a basket of chair glides, Twinkle copper cleaner, disposable bibs, outlet safety covers, Magic Treehouse books, a LeapPad Plus Writing, ornaments, Hadley trivet, and this sweet little June angel. Oh, and a set of 6 ramekins--perfect for crustless pumpkin pies and low carb custards. I've looked for those for ages!

Okay, I really didn't need that 10 cent angel! Don't you think it will make a perfect cake topper for Elise's birthday next year, though?

19 comments:

Lu said...

Love the angel! Will look too sweet on the cake! Gotta start looking at rummage sales?!

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

Wow!!! You have some great finds!! The bags of greeting cards alone are so great.... The June angel will, indeed, be just right for a cake topper next year.

I think the whole church sale, tag sale, thrift store deal is so....regional. We have them here on the left coast, of course, but everything is priced ridiculously. Used Target brand skirts for $7.50 - $10 for example. Once in awhile I'll still find something wonderful for a good price, but not on any sort of regular basis. You are blessed to have such great sales in your area.

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Will you be able to find the sweet angel a year from now?

That would be my problem.

Alison said...

Great finds. I love rummage sales, especially towards the end when they just want to clear out and start selling stuff by the bag. I got a waffle iron and a shaved ice maker (something I've always wanted but would never splurge on) plus some placemats all for $1 recently.

Anna said...

Love the pinecone ornaments
...they would look pretty included in a fall wreath. The angel idea is perfect...you sure find a lot of good deals. You have shared you do e-bay a bit and Craig's list and buy wisely to use for future presents. Meredith just how do you find so many good things and yet keep that uncluttered look in your home? I can't find as many bargains in my area and resist buying many I want but do not need, and yet things can get crowded around here!! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing with us again!

mel aka prairiehomemaker said...

Awesome finds! I can't wait to see their fate!
I miss church sales, there is 1 church here that has several, but it is always the same junk, left overs form the last 15!

Anonymous said...

Wow Meredith. I'm a little green - where we live in New Zealand, we would never get such great deals!

Especially love the ramekins - they caught my eye!

Cheers, Wilm

Nancy said...

Wow! Amazing! The ten cents must be a regional thing - you can hardly ever find that at garage sales up here anymore, even in my parents' area of NW Ohio/SE Michigan. Maybe on SOME small toys or baby onesies or something, but not that range of things. That sale was priced to move stuff!

Mom2fur said...

Church yard sales are the best! Last week I found a vintage wooden high chair (I'd place it in the 50s or 60s) for just $2 at one! You sure did get a great haul. And wow...ten cents for anything is a rarity these days!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What great finds. We went to this hole-in-the-wall "flea market" today and I got a brand new shirt for my daughter Lilly, 2 pillowcases-one a Tommy Hilfiger, the other is vintage that I will make a pillowcase dress out of, and the man threw in the vintage crocheted potholder free, all for $1. I was excited! Have a great weekend, Elise

Alexandra said...

Love the pine cone ornaments! Nice finds...church sales are my favorite too.

Karen said...

Oh, I love that Hadley trivet! We own a luncheon set in the same pattern, which my husband inherited from his great-grandmother. I've collected a few more pieces, but it's a slow process.

Anonymous said...

Ramekins! My mil gave us some for an anniversary present, so I'll be watching how you use yours!

We got some steals at garage sales this weekend, but we dropped quite a bit of $$$.

For example, we bought a Harvard air hockey table for $150. Retails about $500. If it keeps my teenager and her friends hanging out at our house, [where I can keep an eye on them], it'll be a good investment.

It is regional, but we have found good deals in different places in the country. When we lived in the Midwest, garage sales were excellent; in the Southwest, garage sales don't seem as prevalent. But I have found great prices at thrift shops.

-- Jora

heather said...

I love reading about your secondhand finds! That's one of my passions, as well! Incidentally, I too found bargains at a church rummage sale on Saturday! At mine, the goodies were mostly priced at $.25 (NE Ohio), but boy did I stock up on small tupperware containers for the freezer! Also got a waffle iron I'd wanted, a bunch of plastic cups and kitchen utentils for the children to play with in the wading pool, yarn and ribbon roses and wooden cut-outs for kids' crafts, a wire rack for cooling cookies, several wonderful books, a couple clothing items and shoes for the children, etc. etc. I had a blast!

devildogwife said...

Wow! What great finds. I haven't had too much luck at garage sales lately as the prices have been too high. Though, I did find a lot of canning jars this weekend. Glad you had such a good hull!

Amy said...

You definitely scored some great loot! I have never been able to get anything for a dime so I am amazed. Enjoy all of that stuff!!

Cinn said...

I have the Tupperware pitcher and I love it. It doesn't look like it, but it holds 2 quarts and fits in the door of a fridge.

colleen said...

Just wanted to let you know that the angel is a Lefton angel. It's a collectible, and you got it for a steal. I believe they sell from 10-25 dollars a piece.

I just came to your website through Emma's blog. I love proverbs thirty-one, and have enjoined reading all your budgeting tips.

Anonymous said...

Meredith,

Is there anything that you are squeamish about buying 2nd hand? I actually buy pretty much anything that I can wash or sanitize, but I was wondering ....

Jora