Monday, April 12, 2010

Thrifty Buys - Community Yard Sale

My husband Dave has always been a thrifty kind of guy. After nine years of marriage, his thrifty ways have rubbed off on me - a natural born spender! Towards the end of last summer, my husband turned me on to yard sales. I was hooked! So now that it is Spring, I'm excited to get back out there and find some thrifty treasures!

On Saturday, we found a community yard sale near our neighborhood. Dave got up early and did an initial survey of the sale.  Then came back and got me out of bed because he found something he knew I would like!  Along the way we picked up the three vine balls and wooden salad bowls for $5 total.  A paper towel holder for .25 along with a tricycle (can't believe I forgot to take a picture!) for $5.  The kids definitely loved that!

An ornamental wall plaque for $3

Wall mounted hooks with crackle finish for $1

And what Dave got me out of bed for - these four old windows for $1 each!  I'm hoping to use one or two of these on our fireplace mantel.   

This coming weekend we will be getting up early to attend one of our favorite church yard sales. 
I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm sharing these thrifty treasures at:


  1. Love those old windows. You always get the best stuff.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. We love yard sales! We went to several large ones on Saturday including 3 church sales. We got a love seat for $20 which they also delivered for us. Ours ( a hand-me-down when we got married) was on it's last leg(literally). The one we got is very sturdy and comfortable; the upholstery was very worn but it came with a tan slipcover which after being washed well, looks great!

    We got a bunch of other smaller items too but the couch was the largest purchase of the day.

    Love the stuff you found. I really like the old windows and the wooden salad bowls.

  3. Thanks Andrea!

    Mary Ann - $20 and delivery! What an awesome deal!

    Mary Ellen

  4. I LOVE YOUR WINDOWS!! That was a steal and a half!!!

  5. I love everything you bought!!!! It's funny, I can get up early to go to yard sales, but I always late for everything else!!!lol!

  6. I am jealous of those windows! I can never find any!

  7. I love the ornamental wall plaque!!! Gorgeous! I can't wait for garage sale season to start. I am hoping to find at least two windows.

  8. Ooh, I love those windows. Can't wait to see what you do with those! Be blessed. Cindy

  9. Great finds! The windows are wonderful. I have used them in several different ways.

  10. Those windows and wall hangings are to DIE for!!! I just love them! GREAT FINDS!!!!!! Kinda jealous, though!! :)

  11. Mary Ellen,
    Those $1.00 windows are soooo AWESOME...I see why he got you up! Hope you had a good time at my NTT party!


  12. Great finds and the $1.00 windows are amazing. We have a shop in town that sells those for $40.00 each!

  13. wow! you sure scored big. I loved your finds, doesn't it make you feel so good? Very nice, especially the windows. I'm jealous :)


  14. Fabulous deals! I love those windows. I know of a place here with a stash of them for a great price (a bit more than $1 though) I'd love to see what you do with them, I keep wanting to get some but don't know what to do with them!