Monday, May 18, 2009

Yard Sales

My idea of fun on Saturday morning is to go to yard sales. I don't go very often anymore but this Saturday there were several neighborhood sales, so I decided to check them out and much to my surprise my husband John offered to come along !
It was mostly clothes, kids and baby things, but in amongst all the stuff I found a few goodies. I got all this for $10! Isn't the carving on this bench pretty!
I couldn't resist these sequin shoes! I covered the ratty looking lampshade with some fabric from my stash and scrubbed all the grime off the rooster. He found a the perfect place to roost on the buffet in our kitchen. Then the rooster that sits atop the china cabinet in our dining room heard there was a new kid in town so he came along to welcome him . He liked the kitchen much better than the dining room so he decided to stay.
And they lived happily ever after in the kitchen......until I get the next urge to putter around!
Rhondi xo

33 comments:

  1. OH! I love your new rooster lamp! Great find. And that bench is going to be great when you get a seat on it. It has great bones!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. May I give you MY shopping list? Great finds, dying to see the seating when done ... that was a STEAL to say the least.

    TTFN ~Marydon

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  3. The little lamp is so cute! It's perfect on the china hutch. I love all of those colors.

    Can't wait to see what you do with the bench. It's got a neat shape.

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  4. Hi Rhondi,
    You did a wonderful job on the lamp! It looks brand new and perfect for the spot.

    I look forward to seeing the remake of the bench!

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  5. What bargains! the bench is going to be lovely, hope you will show photos of all you do to it.

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  6. Hi Rhondi, What wonderful finds you got, I love the lamp and the chair, all of it! And you got your husband to go with you! I always enjoy it when my honey goes with me too. By the way, thank you for your suggestions on adding the URL in, it worked! But I haven't changed my post yet-soon!
    Have a great week!
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  7. I love the lamp!! It looks so pretty on your hutch filled with all the blue and white! I can't wait to see what you do with the bench! Pictures, please!

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  8. Well done, Rhondi!
    Why is it that when I go to yard sales all I can find are used baby carriages and electronics? :)
    Truthfully, I went to a flea market on the weekend and found a lovely little stool that will feature in a posting one day soon.
    Your buffet is lovely with the two roosters!

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  9. Wow great finds!! Love the chair and the rooster lamp is adorable. Glad that he fit into the family well :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great finds! You know, I spied those shoes at a local thrift shop and wanted them but they weren't in my size. I love them.

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  11. You found some wonderful things! The bench is my favorite. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I have one that is just a bit different - it's waiting for some paint and a new cover on the seat. Your lamp is just perfect for your hutch and I'm so glad the 'old' rooster decided to welcome the new kid. ~Adrienne~

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  12. Like everyone else I love that bench!
    ~Patti

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  13. What a cute post today. Both of the roosters look right at home in the red hutch. I just know you will do great things with that bench.

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  14. You did great! The roosters look quite happy, and I can't wait to see what you do with the bench.

    I think I must have forgotten to tell you I would be doing the front porch party. How could I miss?!!!

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  15. You sure have good luck finding bargains. I was tempted to stop on the weekend at a huge neighborhood yard sale, then thought oh noooooooo. Keep going.
    Nancy

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  16. Ooooh such cute stuff! I'm dying to find a rooster lamp at a garage sale. Maybe this will be the year:>) The wicker planter, the shoes, the bench! I would have bought them all!

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  17. Wow! You found some treasures! That bench is a beauty (I can't wait to see it when you get a cushion on it.) The rooster lamp is so great, and your other rooster looks like a perfect friend for this one! Is that a woven planter? Did you get that too? It's great! laurie

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  18. Great finds! I love all of it! The bench is going to be beautiful after you get through with it. I love how you added new fabric to the lamp shade. It really made a big difference.

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  19. Rhondi, you did good! I especially like your bench and rooster...I have a wicker planter like yours...I like it, too....Betty

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  20. What great finds Rhondi! I just adore the lamp! I love all your stuff anyways. I covet it all! (I know . . . that's a sin.)

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  21. It certainly was your lucky day! Is the bench English? The carving on it looks like Prince of Wales feathers
    love, angie, xx

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  22. Oh I'm sure the rooster loves his new place :-) An those are some finds! The sequined shoes are too cute. I wonder what you'll do with the bench.

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  23. That rooster lamp looks like it was always in your kitchen!
    I hope you post the bench when finished- it's a nice looking piece.

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  24. What a precious bench! Can't wait to see the re-do. What a beautiful hutch of blue and white! I collect blue and white too (don't we all?). I love the row houses. Are they canisters? Lovely!

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  25. Hi Rhondi,
    My, you got yourself some wonderful bargains! Love everything, the bench, those shoes are darling, but my favourite is your rooster! Adorable!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  26. I just dropped for a visit from Penny's blog & what a delight! Your yard sale treasures are awesome and I LOVE your kitchen hutch. The roosters are too cute. I'll be back for more visits! ☺ Diane

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  27. You did good! I love your hutch! All that red,white,and blue (my fav combo) with dashes of yellow,so happy and cheery.Love your blog!

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  28. Wow, what great yard sale buys. I love the chicken lamp! Love all your bright colors!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  29. Rhondi,

    I just love everything you found! Mr. Rooster looks right at home on your hutch and the shade looks fabulous now that you have worked your magic!! I can't wait to see what you will do with the bench!!

    I am sorry I have missed a few of your posts...I have been so busy and slow to get around. I heard of your porch party but I just don't know if ANY of my porches will be in party shape by June 1. But miracles happen!!

    Have a wonderful week!! :-D

    xoxo
    Jane

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  30. Hi Rhondi, I have the same bench I can't wait to see what you do with it. Maybe give me some ideas!!

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  31. Love the rooster lamp... what great finds you found!!

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi