May 19, 2009

Yard sales make my world go 'round.

Those two vintage blue globes are among the latest yard sale scores. They're joined by the beige one I bought last year at a town wide yard sale for $3. Which means all three of these gems cost me under $10 total. Good times.

The new additions came from the "private yard sale" I was lucky enough to be invited to by Susan from Black Eyed Susan's Kitchen. I was on vacation for her "real" year sale, so she invited me over for a solo romp through her garage. What a great day...and what great deals! (I got a very generous bloggy friends and family deal.)

I almost immediately thought of Sarah over at A Beach Cottage. She is one thrifty goddess and I bow to her ability to fill her Australian beach cottage with some of the most amazing (often FREE) treasures. She should really write a book. If you don't know her blog, you should! I sent pictures to Sarah of the treasures I scooped up at Susan's, and she invited me to blog about it over at her place. (I think that means I did a good job.) So it's become the yard sale heard 'round the world!

Click here to head over to A Beach Cottage to see all of the treasures I picked up at Susan's. (Spoiler alert: Vintage English picnic basket. Oh MY.) And thanks to both Susan and Sarah for making my world go 'round!

Now...I need a permanent home for the globes -- I'm thinking of putting a floating shelf (or three mini floating shelves) in the home office to display them. Thoughts?

Forgot to mention...if you haven't already, leave a comment on my May 14 post for a chance to win one of my yard sale treasures!

19 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

You scored some real finds! I can imagine you crossing eight lanes for a goodie that caught your eye. Enjoy!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Well my goodness. What a surprise to see my blog mentioned on Sarah's blog. I am so happy that you enjoyed the "after sale" and I really enjoyed meeting you. I am hoping to see you next weekend at the flea market.
♥, Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think a floating shelf sounds good, Laura! Great scores on these. You, my dear, are quite the thrifter. These are FUN!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow Laura --I went over to Sarah's blog to see what you bought and I have to say you did good, girl! I love the picnic basket!

musingegret said...

Found your blog and black-eyed-susan's via A Beach Cottage; have added all to my Favorites; can't wait to find the time to catch up on past entries. Wish I'd held on to my 'vintage' globe circa 1963!

j.cro said...

Those tea cups and saucers and linens look divine! We MUST get our schedules (more like I must get my schedule) to line up so we can go "sailing" together!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love this post, Laura! I have been to Sarah's blog, lots of food for thought, not to mention her great finds and decor.

An added note: My mother worked for years in a factory that made globes! We actually had one of the moon!! Yes, we had quite a few until she realized (at that time) they weren't really functional or decorative.

Now my first job was in a factory that made airplane parts...

...this is the truth!!!

xoxo
Jane

The Lil Bee said...

I loooove vintage globes and maps. Love them! These are amazing finds. When we drove cross country I spent hours looking at maps and atlases, memorizing every single town. I am a freak like that I guess!

Joyce said...

You score again dollar girl!! Yahoo...
I like your idea of the floating shelves/shelf. I purchased a white one at IKEA not too long ago to hold all of my ribbon. For some reason I didn't follow my own advice simple is better- LOL... too many ribbon jars. LOL...

Enjoy your golden day!
PS thank you for the quick email on my cardboard issue. lol... xoxoxo...

Ellen said...

Hi! Found you through Sarah's blog. Love all the treasures you found at the "after sale". The colors on the globe sitting in the front are great! Oh - and the picnic basket you found - beautiful!!

Nancy said...

I went over to the Beach Cottage to admire your bounty...wow! You did very well! Be sure to show us your "display" when you are done!
~Nancy

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

ARE.YOU.KIDDINg!!!

SWeet pete, you got some MAD steals of deals, girlfriend!
Link up today with this one!

Holy smokes! I am envious! I too wonder what else?

Bellamere Cottage said...

You lucky gal! Those are great! I love 'em........

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Maya said...

Since I'm just back from a little "Globe"trotting I'm enjoying these very much.

Sue said...

LOVE....the globes...how cool are they..Your like Mathew Broderick!! Oh, he's a big globe collector....

Tracy said...

Globes are such a cool thing to collect. Love the ones you found! Gotta love an after sale! = )

Christina said...

Such beautiful globes.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic collection of globes. Was recently given a National Geographic globe and love to give it a little spin when walking past. Thank you for posting about your vintage finds and all the fun of unearthing treasures.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

WOW! I floated on in from black eyed susans kitchen and am glad I did. Fun blog!