Monday, June 28, 2010

Say Yes to the (Yard Sale) Dress!

Molly New York halter top dress - $5

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was HOT.  And filled with yard sales!

This first yard sale buy was something Dave bought for me.  Actually the seller insisted he buy it for me!  Not only that but she insisted I try it on right over my clothes because the brown and pink colors of the dress would look so good on me.  Kind of awkward, but I tried it on.  And I said "yes!" to this Molly New York yard sale dress for $5! 

Nightstand $5

I loved the detail on the doors of this nightstand and the drop down handles reminded me of our trash to treasure armoire.  I have already started painting the nightstand in the same Hush White color of the armoire. 

Leaf plate - FREE!

The seller of the nightstand agreed to give us this leaf plate for FREE.

A large basket $2

Four cobalt blue glass containers - $2 for all

Bolts of check fabric (for all the sewing I don't know how to do!) - $1 from the dress lady

Small mirror - $1

Large shell - .25

Books for Ashleigh - .25 each

Dave also bought a circa 1980-something Nintendo system with games for $5.  I think the seller misread Dave's nostalgia over playing Mike Tyson Punch Out and Super Mario as being interested in actually buying the system.  She was so nice and sweet it was kind of hard to say no at that point.  Dave did have a little buyers remorse when we got home.  It only came with one controller and while it worked it kept freezing up.  Our neighbor, who is into all things electronic, suggested a can of compressed air to clean out the dust.  The air seemed to do the trick, and Dave and the kids played Super Mario all weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Yes, yes triple...yes. That dress looks adorable on you. Loving the cobalt blue glass, and that basket too....everything was a SCORE!!~ Thank for linking up to the nice to see you:) Have a great day.

  2. OK next time I am going with you! That dress looks like it was made for you and I want that night stand. Can't wait to see what you do with it.


  3. Wow you got some great deals! I need to go yard sale shopping wit you.

  4. Great finds! I love that fabric. And I think $5 is a pretty good price for a Nintendo! My husband wanted to get a Super Nintendo a few years back and the video game resellers in our town couldn't even keep them on the shelves when they were brought into their store - they had waiting lists for them. Hope your husband enjoys playing with his. :)


  5. That dress looks gorgeous on you...why oh why don't I find pretty stuff like that at yard sales? LOL!! The rest of your finds are amazing too...I have a little funny to share with you about Mike Tyson's punch out game...when I was pregnant with my son who is now husband and his brother played that game ALL.THE.TIME! When I was pregnant seemed as if everything got on my nerves and that game was one of them! One day while they were playing I stood up, big belly and all and blissed them out and wouldn't let them turn it back this day when I hear the theme music to that game it reminds me of being pregnant. My brother in law still remembers this and mentions it on occassion...come visit me sometime! much love to you!

  6. LOL Robyn, that is too funny! We have a dent in our stainless steel trash can that happened during a pregnancy induced rage :)

    Mary Ellen

  7. I LURVE that brown chekered fabric! If you ever decide to get rid of it, EMAIL ME!:)

  8. you did awesome girlfriend!!! Love the dress!

  9. Yes the dress does look really cute on you! All the things you bought were great deals!

  10. Stopping by from both debbiedoos and House of Grace parties! Great finds you have there and the dress looks great!

  11. I would say yes to that dress even if it was not my size - great score

  12. That dress is totally cute! I love the cobalt containers and that shell! Great finds! :o)

  13. I love the dress. I cannot believe the dress lady let that fabric go for one dollar! What a deal!

  14. Wow, you really got some amazing deals! And the dress is fab. Looks great. :)

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress on you!! AND YAY for the Nintendo!!! andddd everything else too!