A Perfect Yard Sale Day

I am not a melancholy person, but I am also not known for walking around in a haze of happiness…but this morning I came close! At 7:45 when I left the house it was so quiet and beautiful out with a light caressing breeze and clear blue skies that I found myself smiling as I drove to my first yard sale!

I went to a total of four sales, all coincidentally run by women over 50. Each woman was friendly and chatty and while I usually hustle at yard sales, I started slowing down and lingering a bit. Talking too. And I found some nice things at each, which of course was exciting. Later as I was driving home I thought, “What an absolutely perfect morning.” And it was!

Here are some of my favorite finds today…

In the games category I bought a 1990 Steven’s tin Chinese checkers game and a 1950s/60s Autobridge game. Neither are worth much, but I liked the graphic appeal of both.

In the dish category I bought a set of eight ironstone fluted dishes with a rabbit motif. I believe these are Japanese and known as “lucky white rabbit” pieces. (No maker’s marks on the back.) At a church yard sale I get a set of four Campbell’s soup bowls that commemorate the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Only bought one piece of clothing, other than the practically new Columbia hiking boots I got for myself!! I couldn’t resist this distressed black leather biker’s vest. It’s not in perfect condition, but still has lots of wear and looks fabulous.

leather-vest

Also at the church yard sale, just as I got there a woman helping at the sale set down a pile of souvenir tea towels. Most of them had never been used. Well, I ended up snagging eight of the ones I thought were the best. Is there a huge demand for linen tea towels like this? Well no. But I have sold some in the past and I only paid 25 cents each so I can’t go wrong! As I was paying for my items, the woman who took my money said, “Oh, I’m glad somebody bought those. These are from my mother’s collection,” which was rather poignant.

tea-towels

Well, it’s starting to warm up and I’m debating what else to get done today. Should get some stuff listed, but first a nap!

How about you…any good yard sale finds??

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