front porch trash

front porch trash

Thursday, April 18, 2013


When you go yard sale-ing do you seem to find a theme to things? Or is it just you find one thing and that kinda puts it in the front of your brain?

This past weekend I went out sale-ing again. As if I needed any new stuff. My house looks like a thrift store as it is. I really needed to stay home and finish my taxes. I know, I know I should have finished weeks ago. So I am the worlds biggest procrastinator. Wanna make something of it?;p

Saturday was yard sale day. Sunday was tax day.

There was a sale at a church that we have done well with things in the past. Last year Smarta** and I got there at the end of the day and they were practically giving stuff away. I picked up some vtg Pyrex and Smarta** got another crock pot, for soap. Some good finds all around and I was hoping for the same results again this time. Not disappointed. I found an old stapler that looked interesting.

An Ace Pilot model 402 turns out to be a good $20+, picked up for 50c
Continuing with the office theme I found this Harvest Gold beauty. Not the popular Panasonic, but probably made by the same company and its heavy duty. It works perfectly. However, it does cause the cat to jump and Sweetiepie has the scratch marks on his lap to prove it!!

Also found this little gem. A mini Inarco head vase, marked 1963. When I picked it up it still had the original price tag of $1 from Miller & Rhodes. This was a whole 25c and should bring in the $40-50 range even though it has a mfg crack in the hat. She needs cleaning.(I probably should take the big wad of gum out of her hat.....ugh gross)
Also picked up 6 RCA VCR Video tapes, sealed, $20-24
4 Spice of Life Tumblers (the ones that match Corning Ware), $20
7 striped tumblers from the 50's (unmarked and haven't found maker yet),$20-35 depends
Christmas tablecloth,
Jet Eraser refills, for architects electric eraser, seems they are hard to find!!!
Conair clipper set,$15-20
Bisque thimble with cat,
purple leather "fluff" kitty change purse,$7-10
Pyrex red Holiday (with pinecones) 2qt casserole, no lid, 1961 promotion item,$10-15 unless I find a lid and then it is $25+
and some things for the little princess, of course.

So that is what has kept me busy.
Washing, inspecting and then pictures, editing and the never ending job of getting the darn stuff listed.

Oh, and SweetiePie and I celebrated our anniversary on Tuesday. I still don't know how we could have been married for 41 years when I am only 39!!?!!

How was your sale-ing?

Monday, April 8, 2013


The wait is over.
Yard sales are back in town!!!

I have been to a few yard sales in the past several weekends, but nothing spectacular. It was cold and windy and when the weather is bad I tend to look really fast. I am sure I missed something that would have made me a million dollars (yeah right!!) but it was just too cold and nasty to find it.

But that is all over with now. They. Are. Back.
In browsing craigslist on Friday night there were dozens of yard sales in a 10 mile radius of my house. Be still my heart!!! Now to choose just the right ones.....

There was one just around the corner from my house that yielded this
and also the boxed set of American Girl books that the stable is sitting on. The bag with the stable and mini whinnies also had some Cars cars from McDonalds.

The next stop yielded this
times two.They are 3 pc sets of children's dinnerware in bone china and the animals are so cute.Don't know why there were two but I'll take them for $1 a set. They are Italian by Andrea Fontebasso. Never heard of her and ebay didn't have anything like this by her.

The rest of the stops are bundled into this box:
The little cat purse is so cute. I wish it were my size;) The fabric folded on the side is a book waiting to be sewn. It is about saving the planet by recycling. My kinda book.
The Berenguer baby doll is used for reborn dolls. I find them creepy but maybe that is just me.Mrs. Frizzle is in good shape and I couldn't resist the Eeyore plush. A vinyl keyboard that plugs in via a USB port will go in my bag for use with my laptop. I absolutely hate to use my old laptop keyboard because I am constantly hitting the wrong keys. They are just in the wrong place!! Under the keyboard is a big bag of Easy Bake Oven and Mixer accessories. Also found were 10 Care Bear vinyl figurines from the 80's, 2 Smurf figurines from the 80's and 3 other small vinyl figures. 10 cents each.They were taking a bath when I took pics.

You can't see the bag under the dolls but it is a plastic grocery bag full of Polly Pocket, Playmobil, LPS and just all kinds of small toys. The bag was $2, and I "think" I can make my money back. At the same sale that I picked up the bag of small toys I got 5 pair of old glasses with wire frames and 3 glasses cases, and this little cutie from the FREE box.
This set is so small and so cute. I don't know how all of the pieces have stayed together for so long. I just love tiny things. Maybe its because you can buy more tiny things that take up less room!!!

A church sale down the road yielded delicious brownies these clothes and a MCM box with ceramic tile on top. I don't know what was in the box. Either knives or fondue forks. But it is empty now. Among the clothes are a new/tags bib snowpants Mens XL, Not your daughters jeans, two pair Kim Rogers capri pants, three red t shirts and a denim skirt. Why do people cut all of the tags off of their clothes? How are we suppose to sell them when we don't know what size or brand they are?

Reminds me of Georges Briard
And I made a new friend. She is kinda tiny, but she eats like a bird. And she has a giant dog!!! Digging those earth sandals!!!

How was your yard sale weekend?