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Anyone else hit up some yard sales this weekend? I did! Saturday was the TN Rt. 52 Yard Sale which is 95 miles long and only 15-20 min from my house! Now I only did about 15 miles of the sale but it was fun and seriously I was beat!  I also got some fantastic treasures I have to share with you guys!  

The fun thing about this yard sale is that people team up to use their friends and family's land along the highway.  There are big wide shoulders off each side of the highway that basically became a small parking lot in front of each of these homes. And because there is team selling going on in most places - you end up with a great selection at each stop!

At one of my first stops I got this fantastic shelf!  The wood is in great shape and those hooks are HUGE.  And I got it for just a dollar!  I can't wait to sand it down and paint it.  It is going above my sewing desk in the guest/craft room and it looks fantastic now that it has been transformed!

Next, I found this group of treasures.  That little mirror's frame is adorable - I love the detail and once it gets a coat of paint it is going to look fantastic!   It too was just a dollar.  The bowl has some great grape detailing on the outside.  It is going to be a part of my white serving wear collection to go on top of the plant ledge in the kitchen, above the bird plates.  It was only 75 cents!  Love it!  And the spice rack set with matching wood lids is also getting a coat of paint and will be used in the craft room as well.  (I will give you three guesses on what I am going to store in the bottles - no spices here!)  It was only three dollars which is a great deal for a full spice jar set.

I also got these two wood frames (sturdy as can be) for 50 cents a piece, an 8x10 mat new in package for 10 cents and a pack of eight decorative balls for $2 bucks!  The frames are "Heirloom" pieces now!

Finally - my score of the weekend was this mirror.  Gorgeous and only $10!!  Perfect for that empty space in the dining room! 

So what about you?  Score any deals this weekend?  Tell me about them and head over to Rhoda's and link em up to her Thrifty Treasures party!

22 frugal friends said ...

Bonnie said... @ May 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Awesome finds you have there!!! The mirrors are gorgeous!!

Caroline said... @ May 24, 2010 at 8:18 AM

You scored some awesome deals for sure...what a great idea for the spice jars. I'll have to keep an eye out for something like that. Can't wait to see what you do with it all.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said... @ May 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Great finds, Jess! That shelf for $1 was a super deal and the spice bottles will be so cute after it's all painted & filled up. I bet you're putting glitter in there, or tiny beads. Something like that! That sale you went on sounds fantastic!

Ann said... @ May 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Jess~What fun to have such a yard sale so close to your home! I would have been giddy with excitement the night before not able to sleep!!
I love the spice rack with all the bottles just waiting to be cleaned up and given a new purpose in life!!
I hope you have a wonderful week.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... @ May 24, 2010 at 8:49 AM

You did great! Love that shelf and the mirror for your dining room!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said... @ May 24, 2010 at 9:59 AM

So jealous of all of your finds! You def. cleaned up!

dawnaclark said... @ May 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Hi! I found you via Melissa's" Inspired Room" blog and am now a follower! I love the way you think and just so you know.......I saw your adorable "book nook" post and I am jealous from 3000 miles away in Cali!

Another note......I am also jealous of the riches from your yard sale! We held a rummage sale for my son's high school baseball team this saturday and i was hoping to score some riches, but most of it was trash! I did have one MAJOR score though.....I got a ladies executive desk-solid wood with fabu details front and back-so u could use it in the center of a room if u wanted. It will get lightly sanded and painted a glorious tiffany blue and go in my craft studio!! happy dance!

Julia Writer said... @ May 24, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Beautiful, I especially like the last mirror.

Jennifer said... @ May 24, 2010 at 1:46 PM

That sounds like so much fun!!! You got some great stuff!

CINNIBONBON said... @ May 25, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Lucky girl....all those miles of sales? Too cool

Atticmag said... @ May 25, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Those are terrific finds. Wish we had places near us to snag that type of treasure. Thanks for stopping by. Jane F

Irene said... @ May 25, 2010 at 12:02 PM

A 95 MILE LONG YARD SALE! Are you friggin kidding me? I'd have a heart attack cause that sounds like puer heaven!!! I love those frames and the spice jars.

miss corner cape said... @ May 25, 2010 at 12:22 PM

unfair! that you live near that big yardsale is unfair. lol. loving that spice rack, great find. i was surprised the prices were so good on your pieces.

seriously, home goods, right? as much as i love them, sometimes...i can't understand how someone said "yes, that's good. make that product. and i will sell it."

Anita said... @ May 25, 2010 at 2:51 PM

You got great deals on on of it! I especially like the small mirror for $1. Crazy good!

Melissa said... @ May 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Wow, what great finds!

Love that bowl and the mirror!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said... @ May 25, 2010 at 8:43 PM

What incredible finds! Guess I need to get out this weekend. But I sooo need to have my own yard sale & get rid of a bunch of junk. ;)

Can't wait to see what you do with all your goodies.

Amber said... @ May 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Can't wait to see what you do and how you incorporate these great finds into your house.

Thanks for the comment on my Interchangeable dry erase board.

Merrie said... @ May 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Oh my gosh you win the garage sale queen crown! What great deals!

D said... @ May 26, 2010 at 12:21 AM

Hi,
I have that exact same shelf. Mine was wood, too, but I painted it white.
Great finds. I love garage sales!
D

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... @ May 26, 2010 at 6:08 AM

You totally cleaned up! I love that bowl, it will be a great addition to your collection for above the cabinets.

Kelly said... @ July 31, 2010 at 8:14 PM

That shelf is halarious my mom had given me the same one she got at a yardsale in Oxford PA for a buck, I removed the hooks and filled the holes, aluminum sprayed the scrolls and painted it black!

christine said... @ March 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I wish people held garage sales over here - they are such a good idea! And so much easier than loading up the car and trailing miles to a car boot sale, unloading, setting up, getting rained on, reloading and driving home exhausted, then unloading again:(
You got some wonderful bargains. Me, jealous? Umm, yes, but don't tell anyone!

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