Sunday, September 27, 2009

End of September yard sales

Jimmy is home for a 4 day weekend.  Nina and Jimmy both wanted to go to yard sales so we all got up early Saturday morning, and with Jeff as our chaffuer, we went to several sales mostly on Nina's side of town.

Nina's finds

a small printer tray type shelf,  a very pretty green message board and a big clear vase.

Her best deal was all this hardware - 60 knobs and 22 draw pulls for $10.  She is planning on painting them, maybe silver or black. 
Anyone have any advice on painting hardware?

Jimmy's finds

some books and dvds
he says he always wanted a ram statue and was glad to find one.
The rug is brand new - he says it will be just right for his tiny bathroom.

My Finds

4 small Tupperware storage dishes
a bag of apples - they look great in my milkglass urns
an old Oklahoma history book that Jeff picked out.

and a stack of books for Baby Gavin - all were 25 cents each
The one called "What Are You So Grumpy About?" is especially funny

My yard sale companions,
daughter Nina, husband Jeff and son Jimmy


  1. Oh, that message board is really something!

  2. Great finds! I LOVE the message board and that shelf!!

  3. Looks like you all did good. Really like the message board.

  4. Wow, not just a ram, but an art deco vintage brass ram--cool!

  5. Rhonda, you've been busy & found some great things! thanks for joining the party this year, it's been a lot of fun with all of you. We'll be back with a bang in Spring!

  6. Hello ~ What fun you had - love the companion pictures ! I love that memo board - very cool.
    I have painted hardware - make sure to scuff them before painting , so the paint will stick.
    Paint a about three layers of paint and let dry well in between. I have painted several and they wear well.

  7. Hi Rhonda,
    That box of knobs would have sent me scurrying for my wallet. Cute memo board also!

  8. Great finds...I like the memo board...
    xo bj

  9. My daughter LOVES the Spot books, and the Grumpy book was a staple in my library when I was a school librarian. :-)

  10. Great stuff ... but how much fun to go saling with your family ... priceless!

  11. Great finds! Love the apples and that message board!

  12. Love all the knobs and the green message board is darling!

  13. How fun that you all go yard saling together!! My sis and I used to go all the time when I lived near her and it was twice the fun having here with me than going by myself!! Great finds!

  14. Love the message board & the printers tray the best.

  15. I am in LOVE with that message board. What a score, I have never seen anything like it. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  16. What awesome finds!! Love that shelf--and those little apples are just darling:)

    Happy Tuesday!


  17. WOW! Thats terrific! Love those door knobs I dont know what in the world Id do with them but they are soooo cool

  18. Rhonda, I have seen drawer knobs spray painted after pushing the back side where the screws come out through cardboard and then painted and dried. before removing them. Looks like you all had a fun time garaging it together. Marla

  19. Sounds like a great time had by all with thrifty pleasures too! Gavin will love the books.

  20. Wow! I am taking Nina with me to go to yard sales. :-) I love the message board but also the printer's tray. They look great with tiny stitched pieces in them. When I paint knobs and handles, I screw them onto a piece of cardboard which makes them very each to paint.

    Hugs ~


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