Saturday, April 16, 2011

Yard Sale Treasure: Pedestal Dish

Besides nice weather, flowers, and sandals, spring brings yard sales!

 It's next to impossible to keep from attending a few every Saturday.

When the daily newspaper arrives (yes, we still subscribe and enjoy it), I cannot wait for the classifieds to look for that day's sales.

On yard sale days, my adrenalin goes berserk. One Saturday a couple years ago, I must have hit five or six good sales. Both money in my wallet and gas in the car were running out so I decided to call it quits.

Uh oh. There was yet another tempting "Yard Sale" sign intensely beckoning me. 

   "Okay," I told myself. "This is IT. This is the last sale of the day. From this one, home we go."

The male seller greeted me warmly, maybe because I was the only customer at the moment. There, on a table, a truly regal and ostentatious glass set made my heart beat faster. The bowl was permanently perched on a pedestal and was flanked by two huge, cut glass candle holders.  The threesome was fit for a mansion.
  
     "How much is that set?" I asked in a very soft voice, not daring to hear the answer.

    "Oh," said the seller. "That was my mother-in-law's.  You can have all of them  for 15 bucks."

The set gleamed and shimmered in the afternoon sun. I took the last two bills out of my wallet, a $10 and a $5 and handed them over.

The pedestal bowl I use for fruit cup.  One recent Saturday night, I mixed together cantaloupe and pineapple chunks, sweet clementines from Morocco, and strawberries. I poured some not-from-concentrate orange juice on the fruit mixture and kept it overnight in the refrigerator.

In the morning, I added kiwi slices and put it in the coveted dish. The fruit  made an elaborate and stunning presentation and tasted so sweet and delicious. Also served were "huevos rancheros," home fries, crisp bacon, buttered warm rolls, and coffee.  The meal and presentation brought lots of comments from the guests.

Yard sale season is just staring once again. The old ticker is already anticipating what treasures will be found this summer!

WHEN WEATHER PERMITS, DO YOU LIKE TO ATTEND YARD SALES?

14 comments:

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Yumm can I come to your place for Breakfast :0)))

Barb Hodges said...

You had me drooling! The fruit bowl is very lovely.I've gotten away from yard sales, but reading your post has awaken the desire once again. Happy hunting to all.

diane stetson said...

I do not attend yard sales but I'd love to come for a breakfast sometime

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Oh yum that fruit salad looks terrific! I love a yard sale too. Happy treasure hunting!

Bookie said...

That is really a beautiful bowl and the salad looks extra special in it.Hum,orange juice over the fruit...I never thought of that.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really love yard sales as you can find the best bargains! I hope to start hitting some soon. Love that bowl and your presentation is beautiful. hugs, Linda

mo said...

Stunning! Susan, you lucky girl.

I love the colorful fruit shown in the clear glass. Just beautiful.

It was meant for you.

Don't you just love the petals from heaven like this?

*hugs*

mo

Diann said...

The bowl look beautiful all filled with fruit and on your table! We haven't really started the yard sales here yet but, I can't wait for them to begin! thank you for joining TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Susan said...

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all have had a great Saturday so far.

Welcome to Diann at The Thrifty Groove and to one other Follower who I'm unable to identify! You are this blog's 214th and 215th Followers!
It's just great to have you both come to visit, whenever you can.

Sending warm wishes and dearest thoughts to all! Love, Susan

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What a beautiful find... I love it! ♥

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful bowl to hold that beautiful fruit! That was quite a find.

I've passed many sales the past couple of weeks. I have much to give away or sell before I dare buy One Other Thing!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Beautiful set.

I LOVE yard sales! Unfortunately, it's still chilly, and today we had a monsoon. I'm hoping the next few weekends will bring nicer weather and more opportunities.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quiltjude said...

Oh Susan that yard sale dish is absolutely beautiful and looks very at home on your table.
P.S. a bikkie is a biscuit or I think you may even call them cookies?? Isn't it funny that we all have different sayings from country to country. cheers Jude and thanks for stopping by :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am fairly new at thrifting and garage sales. I think this summer I will start garage sales. You sure got a pretty piece at a great price - it was beautiful with the fuit salad in it!
sandie

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