Friday Finds!!! and B.B.S.

May 15, 2009 | Tag Sales and Junk Finds | 14 comments

What is it you ask?  Blogger Backup Syndrome  is when you have about 5 posts rattling around up in your mind and no time to get them posted.  I hate it!   It is often made worse when your posts are time sensitive.  For example, I have yet to post about “Mother’s Day”, or the “3 Minutes from Hell When I Thought my Son had Been Taken from His Bed Last Night” or “Rainy Day, Pâte a Modéler  (Rainy Day Play-Dough)- which I feel an intense need to post while it is still raining!!!

But for the sake of striking while the iron is hot I will share with you our first finds in what hopes to be a glorious garage sale season!!!  I am having my own tomorrow and hoping to make some serious “chaching” so I can buy my snapdragons and pay a bill or two!!!

I don’t like to be a price blabber – I always think better to be chic and discreet than to holler how cheap you got something but this was such a deal of a morning I can not resist!!!

Vive le vend du garage!!!

Found the bottle on the right for .75.  I LOVE old bottles on my windowsill and this one had to be mine.

Princess Pants in the top half of a hot pink Cheetah sweatsuit for $2.50.  Like new!

The mother load.  A pansy dish marked “made in Austria”, a glass bread tin, two mixing bowls, a small carafe, two large bowls and 8 small bowls all marked “Johnson Brothers Ironstone, Made in England”, a small iridescent creamer and a darling little mug – ALL for $3.

The pink sweatsuit, brown shoes, perfect condition purple winter play coat, jeans and about 30 pair of socks and tights for Princess Pants – $5 for the pile!

And last but not least, two old NASCARS for my little stock car fan, .25 each!
If this is a sign for the rest of the season than it is going to be a good one!!!


  1. Berlin Deluxxe

    Isn’t so cool when you get a good deal? Even your little flower got a whole new wardrobe! I love to see pics of your little ones 🙂

  2. Anne Marie


  3. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    You had a lot of fun today, I see! I love the pics of the chickens…and I love all that old china that you picked up! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
    PS: Go ahead and be a price blabber, I like it!

  4. Valerie

    Lovely finds! And, I actually appreciate the pricing b/c I am new to the whole thrift-store, garage-saling scene and have NO IDEA if I over pay on an item. I guess you just need to go enough times to get a feel for the pricing of items. Needless to say, I’ve never held a garage sale of my own; just always donated to Goodwilll or Salvation Army.

    Hope the rains end soon. We are in for ferocious storms this afternoon with 2-3″ of rainfall possible along with flashflooding and possible tornadoes. Aaaah, gotta love springtime on the plains!

    Blessings to you from Kansas,

  5. LillySue

    Wow~ Cute kids and great treasures…can your life be any better??

  6. Sand Flat Farm

    Great finds at your sales! You cleaned up today!

    I just went back and re-read your post about “B.o” on Rolling Stone Magazine. I must say, we are in complete agreement on this issue.

    To stoke your fire, and give you a laugh, you need to go to: (if you haven’t already)

    and check out this young man’s opinions and viewpoints. He is a hoot, but hits the nail on the head with his comments and is not afraid to say what he thinks! He also has a radio talk show program that I have not caught yet. I think you’ll love it!

  7. Bonjour Madame

    I too like when you post the prices of your deals. It lets me know what’s possible and sparks creativity in finding things for less. Good luck on the garage sale.

  8. cityfarmer

    I can foresee the season…let’s hit the road in the truck! skip the naps and hand the chickens french fries and goldfish crackers.

    Farmgirlcyn and I used to give Chels treats and hit then trail in GR once a week, whilst you were in school!

    I’m ga-ga over over GLASS!
    Found an old apothecary thriftn’ with a ground glass lid…it took my breath away.

  9. La Donna Welter

    Love your “finds” and, your little ones are sooooo cute! : )

  10. à la parisienne

    Yard sale season is the BEST! I just love that picture of your little Princess Pants in her hot pink jacket, and your son looks THRILLED about the race cars! That little cream mug in the middle of the mother load is so charming! FUN! FUN! FUN!
    Oh, and your mention about your son disappearing in the middle of the night gave me a chill. I am glad that he’s okay.

  11. Thistle Cove Farm

    You brag, girl, you deserve to brag! Those are some seriously great finds and for wonderful prices.
    Now, where’s that neighborhood? -smile-

  12. Victoria

    GREAT finds! I wish we could garage-sale.. maybe this summer sometime..

    AND, check the blog again for a special guest post from your always delightful brother… it’s Thursday, so you know what that means… LYAO

    Call you today..

  13. Stella

    I LOVE great finds! They grow out of things too fast to pay full price anyway! 😉

    What size clothes/shoes does your little princess pants and Aiden wear?


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