Monday, April 14, 2008

Thrifty Finds

Saturday morning bright and early, I headed to the Catholic school as they had advertised they were having a big yard sale! Big was not a big enough word for this yardsale, it was enormous! It was well planned as well. All kids stuff was together, all books together by subject, etc...

I feel like I struck gold! I got everything you see above and about 20 little dolls, that I didn't photograph yet. There are 7 cookbooks, a Christmas angel doll, a chintz rabbit, a Staffordshire Christmas plate and little teal/cobalt blue compote dish that does not show up in this photo.
The best part is all of this came to a grand total of $20!
I also bought a new book this weekend that is a part of a series called "Tales from Grace Chapel Inn" The book I have is book 2, but I have already ordered book 1 and 3. If you like the "Mitford" series, you will like these books as well. From what I can tell there are about 50 of these books, written by different authors, but about the same town and inn. I highly reccomend them for some fun reading.


Kalar said...
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MammyT said...

Hi LInda, YOUR FIRST Comment is Spam. I wouldn't even open it if I were you.
What a wonderful haul you made. Tis the season for these sales to begin. I'm really looking forward to trying to find some things in particular. I still need a chair for the looped seat cover I made this winter -- among other things.
Go to my blog to get the PIF instructions. YOu made it! Yay.

Kelli said...

Ooh....the cookbooks look wonderful and the plate is so sweet! You found lots of great things and I can't wait to see the dolls!

Bovey Belle said...

That's a GREAT haul Linda. Well done! I have a friend who collects just the red and white plates for her dresser, and another who collects brown and white china, as no-one else seems to, so it comes cheap!

Andrea said...

Lucky you to find such good deals. Makes a nice picture with all your nice finds.

Peggy said...

I just love going to church and school sales! You got some great bargains!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a haul! I'm anxious for this weekend, because it will probably be the first fairly warm weekend I've had off in a while and I am hearing the yard sales beckoning me! I'm hoping the sellers will be just as eager to see me!