Friday, January 14, 2011

Junkin Friday on Linda's Blog, A La Carte

Today, Writing Straight from the Heart is joining Junkin Finds from Linda's blog, A La Carte .  Be sure to stop by Linda's blog to see all the other entries!

Honestly, to me, attending large yard sales, often called "tag" sales around here, is one of the best pleasures of life.

If such a sale requires driving to a separate town, so much the better. Then we can make a day of it.

Of course, in the deep of winter, like we are in now, even inside sales are not held. Who wants people to track mud and dirty snow into their homes? 

But right up until November, the pickings were pretty good.  A community center in another town sponsored one of the last I sales  I attended . Hopefully, it will be an annual event. If it is, it's one I plan to never, ever miss.

The array of merchandise was astounding and prices ranged from fairly cheap to almost giveaways. Now, as the snow piles up in perilous mounds and seeing the sun is cause for celebration, I can look at some of the treasures purchased at that sale and smile.

I'm very partial to colored glass but enjoy transparent glass, too. If a plate has a design, I like it even more. The plate shown above was a great find. Isn't it pretty?

This slightly turquoise bottle, shown below,  appealed to me, too. It will look nice with daisies in it, come spring. (Spring? You will arrive eventually, right?)

This little green vase was 50 cents. No matter what glass I find in green, it's almost a sure thing to come home with me.

Last but not least, in the lobby of the building where the sale was held, stood several several tables filled with books. Displayed apart from the yard sale, I inquired about the price of the books.

     "Oh, all books are free," I was told. Holy mackerel, free?  I found this inspirational book by one of my favorite spiritual authors, Bob Schuller.

So there are some of my Friday Junkin treasures.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great finds! I love the glass plate, that is a beautiful pattern. I also love green and have lots of green glass. Thanks for joining JFF!!
hugs, Linda

Linda O'Connell said...

I love treasure hunts too. Good finds, Susan.

Ames said...

I have a small collection of the Forrest green glassware too. I just love it! The little vase was a steal! Beautiful finds!~Ames

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great finds! I'm ready for spring and the yard sales to start up again too:@)

mo said...

You are right. The clear plate is absolutely stunning. *hugs*

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I also happen to like glass plates/platters with patterns! They always look so nice at a buffet! Great finds! Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Susan! I think it would be tremendous fun to 'make a day' of thrifting with you! It is one of my favourite thing to do! You just never know what you will find, but you can just feel it because there's always something good to be got! lol

you've put me in the mood to go out 'junkin' this weekend! hopefully hubby will feel up to taking me! even though I don't need a single thing....that's not the point, right!

have a great day!

ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

I love all of your darling glass finds! Clear is my favourite too! with all that yummy patterning and texture! DROOL!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

OhMY that plate is beautiful. I would have bought that in a heartbeat and the green vase, too. I posted about Green Glass today, too. Hope you'll have a chance to stop by. Nice to see you here on JFF.

Chatty Crone said...

Don't you appreciate the work and details on the glass they used to do? Love the plate.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Susan,
Love the turquoise bottle! I so appreciate what they can do with glass! Thanks for your visit; would you believe both of my plate holders were part of two Giveaways I won! Both came from the States; Colorado and I think Mass. I love them! Have a great weekend.


Vintagesouthernlife said...

The little turquoise bottle will look so sweet with daisies.I am so ready for spring.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Glass plates go with everything. They also look good over a colorful tablecloth. Nice finds!!

Vicki said...

I love garage sales in FL in the winter time. We've been going on the weekends and hitting the thrift stores lately. Great finds. I love the colored bottle and the glass plate is gorgeous.

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