Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yard Sale Finds


Early yesterday morning, my Dad and I slipped out of the house
 and went to the big yard sale down the street
 while sister Lynn stayed with Mom.

It was really fun to share this time with Dad and it was beautiful...
...warm and sunny here in Florida.
I found this pretty little pin with the initials IHP.

I don't know if the pin once belonged to
 Miss Irma Henrietta Parker or
 Ingrid Helga Pierce or Ilsa Hanna Pepper...
 or perhaps Imogen Heap Peabody.

But I like to think the initials stand for...
In His Presence.
And so I bought the little pin for $1.00


I also found these 3 crystal strands... all 3 for 50 cents.



I loved the graphics on the cover of this book of violin music.
As indicated on the bottom...it cost $1.00 back in 1902...
 ...and that is exactly what I paid for it yesterday.

And just look at this old ironstone platter from the late 1800's... 
It was a steal at $3.00!


This rusty, old, heavy machinist tool box
 was the very first thing we saw. 
My Dad might have wondered why I was bothering to look at it...
 but even he did not flinch when I said I would take it...
 ...for the one dollar price!
The bottom drawer is my favorite...
...skinny with cool compartments.
I can't wait to clean it up a bit.


The old reader is not in great condition
 so I won't mind taking it apart for an art project or two.
 It has some great illustrations and fun words.



An old green Allspice tin.


An old Jiffy Kodak camera...
to set on the shelf with my other vintage cameras.


Just in case you were wondering about the old photo...
...that is my grandmother..
...my Mother's Mother...Hazel Laura.
Front and center.
(The one with the X on it that says Me!)
Do you know that Nana and I went to the same college?
She was quite a girl...smart, headstrong and full of fun.
Just like my Mom!


Here are the little, child sized Swedish enamelware cups
 after I cleaned them all up.




So charming!
First, I found the little red and white enamel dishes
 and now these blue and white cups.
Oh what a lucky girl I am.
:)

So that's all for today.
Hope you had a great weekend!

89 comments:

Juule said...

Awesome items! Guess we have to visit a marcket in Florida then...;-)

Chrissie said...

Those are some awesome finds!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow....soooooo jealous here! you found some gorgeous treasures there and to be able to do so while feleing the warm sun on your face and in the company of your dad. can't get better than that can't it?

Audra said...

Fantastic finds! I can't believe what you were able to find at one sale! It was raining this weekend so weren't too many sales for me to head out to.

That tool box is fantastic.

amyd said...

your finds are all so wonderful - the ironstone platter and the metal box are the best! wishing you well with your family...
amy of four corners design

Lilybets said...

I'm happy you went outside,you have found very nice things!.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Great treasures! Glad you are spending some quality time with your parents is warm weather. It is going to snow here tonight and tomorrow. You may want to stay there until it thaws;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Judy said...

I love the brooch...you got some really great treasures!

One Shabby Old House said...

I love that....In His Presence! And it looks just like He was taking you around garage saling too as you found some wonderful treasures.
I am heading to Webster tomorrow. I went to Mt. Dora today. Ahhhh the thrill of the hunt. Have a great week
Hugs
Becky

It's me said...

Hi Laura...beautiful things...you and your momare in my prayers darling...hope your mom is doing fine ....love you...oww that beautiful bottle ...standing here next to me.....thanks again darling...you make me verry happy !! love you...xxx

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

wow - all that stuff at yard sales? You are a lucky gal!

eli said...

awww Laura I love all your wonderful finds, thanks for sharing. I live in a small city in Argentina, it's too hard to get those charms here. Yes, you are a lucky girl!
Hugs!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Fabulous finds and
wonderful pictures too
Thanks for letting us all see the treasures
Sending Love and Prayers
xo
Pam

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love all of your treasures. They look fabulous. You really did well and I would have taken that tool box too. How fun. Hugs, Marty

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my gosh looks like you had FUN, FUN, FUN ~ wow! What lovely treasures. I am so longing to go to garage/yard sales ~ but it's still tooooo cold ;-)

chateaudelille said...

What a great haul. You did so well. Fiona

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Laura, you found some great things, esp. like the tool box. I was wondering if you saw my blog and your name featured there! If not, I hope you stop by and see what I'm talking about :)

Andy's Attic said...

Oh my!! You had some great luck! I never find such cool and cheap things at yard sales. Being a lover of drawers, those for a $1 are super great. So glad you had some quality time with your dad and hope your mom is comfortable.
You all stay in my prayers.
Annette

Dressedtothe9s said...

Oh my, what beautiful images, better than a magazine. I am definitely a new follower of yours, so much to read. What a gorgeous pin you found. Maybe it means "In (a) heavenly place".
Connieb
Dressedtothe9s

Greatma said...

Loved checking out your "finds". What fun, and a nice tine with your Dad.
Great pictures. Antique Rose

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds - I especially like the pin and crystals.
Enjoy your evening.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura,

Looks like you found the perfect yard sale! I love the pin, and I definitely vote for "In His Presence"....you are so clever!

I just got home from Shelley's. I bought a sign back from her that I sold her about 5 years ago! We do this a lot!

Sending prayers for your Mom and family. Take care,

Blessings,
Susie

stefanie said...

wowie!!! that was a great sale!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wow what a great gathering of items you found. I do not think it will warm up here for yardsales for a long time. Rain tomorrow turning to snow tomorrow night. Maybe I need to move to Florida!!! ~~Sherry~~

Annie Louise said...

Great finds!!! What fun, and to spend time with your father--priceless. Thanks for sharing,
Jeanette

north pal said...

indeed, you did find some special items and also with your dad. storing up a few more memories with your dad. isn't your aunt a sweetie. Bestest,Denise

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you had a ball getting out with your dad! I love all of your great finds...the bracelet is beautiful and I love the tool box. I would have really liked to have found those white enamel cups! Hope the rest of your weekend was lovely.

XO,
Jane

Gert said...

Oh my what wonderful finds...

Blessings...
xoxo Gert

sweetpea said...

wow girl, you hit a great sale! love everything you got but my fav is the pin. my thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family, and with your mom.

hugs,
shelley

June said...

Laura you uncover the best stuff. I can see so many uses for the tool box...great find!
I love the old photo. Look at how cute those girls are dressed!

The Green Pea said...

Your yard sale treasures are great. Your time with your father is priceless! How wonderful for you. sandi

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

You got some fabulous things, Laura! Yard sale season can't come quick enough for me!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

That looks like the sale of my dreams! Your
were very lucky to come across such beautiful
things!

Jane
Flora Doora

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a great yard sale. I would have bought those same things. How nice to have a morning with you Dad. How lucky you are.

fairchildstreet said...

You are amazing. Love all your finds. Charmaine

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Oh what fun you had! I love those kind of sales where you walk away with not ONE amazing find but a whole trunk load! So happy for you!
Beth

elizabeth said...

That must have been the best yardsale ever! I am IN LOVE with the enamelware cups and the In His Presence pin...perfect!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

In love with everything! I cannot wait for the yard sales to start here in the Midwest.

LizlovesVintage said...

Lucky Girl,
You hit the jackpot. What great prices! I love that camera. I've been looking for one. Maybe, I'll be lucky soon.
Take Care,
xxx Liz

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh you lucky chickie... It pays to get up early and head out for some fun, doesn't it? I can never convince myself of that when I'm all cozy in my little bed....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Carole said...

Great finds Laura. Glad you got to have some fun shopping.
xx
C

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

LOVE your finds! When you have something rusty like the toolbox, what do you use to clean it up? I have two items that are tin or metal...I like some rust but want to clean them up just a bit. thanks!

Dar said...

Such fantastic finds. I love tag sales. And extra special that your Dad was with you for these special items. Are you giving him the toolbox? Just love, Love, LOVE the enamel cups and the crystals. You sure have an eye for treasures.
BlessYourHearts

Dawn said...

Incredible ~ first thing that came to my mind when I saw that ring was "In His Presence"!! What lovely, lovely finds, Laura!
Blessings ~
Dawn.

Divine Theatre said...

What a haul!
Hazel is so striking, even through the years in black and white. Wowie!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Awesome finds. Love that rusty machinist tool box. too cool.

Amanda said...

What fantastic treasures Laura. I bet you staggered back up the street with all your finds. I love the In His Presence pin - all old jewellery is so special I always think.

Sea Angels said...

What a fabulous day, I have loved looking at your wonderful treasures, it will be nice to see what you do with them, you always make things look so pretty.
Hugs Lynn xx

manon 21 said...

une bien belle chine,avec de beaux souvenirs.
Bon courage ma chère Lynn pour ta maman.
Amitiés,a kiss of France

manon

Eleonore said...

What a wonderful things and for small prices.Very nice.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

You got some nice things there. I always grab crystals if I spot them. following your cool blog now!

Diane said...

Laura, is your $1 pin a "steel cut" piece? I found something similar a couple of years ago in a bow shape for $4 and when I looked them up online discovered they're worth easily $40 and up.
Your find is extraordinary for $1! So pretty!
Diane

Bleudelavande said...

Such awesome finds!!!! I love the cups!!!!
Have a nice week my friend

Theresa said...

GREAT finds and to share the shopping with your DAD, AWESOME! Love the pin and what you say the initials stand for:) Enjoy your day!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Why doesn' my neighborhood have cool stuff like that???????? I willl have to be more diligent I think... You nabbed some great things.... Love the enamelware cups.... Maryannexo

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nothing like that at yard sales here...what a stash!! I love those cups,my Mom had some like that only red wish I had them!!!!Lots of love my sweet Laura...x0x0

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Laura, the pin is just amazing. I love your idea for the initials, just perfect! Having that photo is just priceless. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!
xo,
Debra

Roseanna said...

Such great treasures! You are a lucky finder...love that photograph!

Dorthe said...

Oh yes Laura, you truly was a lucky girl,- so many wonderfull things for almost nothing!!!
I woun`t even tell you what those things would have been paid for here in DK....
xo,Dorthe

PictureBook Mine said...

I love it all !!

Angela said...

Oh, don't you just love sales like that!

Tammy Gilley said...

Loving the enamelware...so sweet. I have a red polka dot enamelware teapot that I bought at a Paris flea market when I was a student there a hundred years ago. It makes me smile every time I look at it. :) Love your blog, and will visit often. cheers...

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your artfully photographed images
are so dreamy. You have such a gift.
Thanks for sharing.

Simply Bungalow said...

Love all your finds. You have such an amazing eye. Your photos are beautiful as always.
Happy Weekend,
Heidi

Evi said...

I knew you would unearth treasures. They are wonderful. Love the old tool chest and can't wait to see what you will do with it!
Laura, you might need a U-Haul on the way back, well, depends when you get back. Knowing you, I know you will find more great things.
Miss you, love, Evi
P.S. Tell Lynn I hope to get "Hope" on her way tomorrow.

Suz said...

Just want you to know I am thinking of you, Laura!
((hugs))

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great finds. Especially love the tool box and bling with IHP. I agree with In His Presence! Beautiful.

Sweet Young Journey said...

i love all your treasures, what exciting finds! i'm feeling inspired to go to a garage sale or a flea market.... i haven't been in a while. Thanks for sharing.

~Cheryl

druidaccountforsale said...

What a lucky girl you are to find all those treasures. Love the vintage camera, I'm fascinated by all them from vintage to modern ones.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

It's just amazing how you find the best stuff for such incredibly low prices, Laura. You definitely have a gift. How nice that your Dad went with you, too.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura, I just got the issue of Artful Blogging and saw your gorgeous photos and article!!! How fabulous that must be to see it in print for so many people to enjoy:) Congratulations!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jann said...

Wonderful treasures, all of them!

Country Livin' said...

oh those little cups are just darling and I love the way you have photographed them!!
Trish

French-Kissed said...

Wonderful finds...especially love the pin and the little Swedish cups and I'm sure the best part of all was spending time with your dad.

~jermaine

Jenni C's said...

these are amazing...i could even afford it with my currency which is at least 10 x weaker than the dollar...enjoy your treasures...looking forward to see what you do with them..

pamq said...

Wow! Florida sure has great yard sales!

Love the pin and the crystals!

I've been thinking of you all.....

Karen said...

What fun to visit your blov and see all your wonderful finds!

Ange said...

Goodness Laura, just as I got over swooning at the finds (especially the book and the metal box, I nearly fell off my chair when I found out your grandmother's name. My nana's name is Hazel too :)
Still thinking of you
xxx

High Street Cottage said...

Wow Laura, I need to go yard salin' with you! What finds! Love the enamel cups from Sweden, and that platter! Great job, xoxo tami

bikim said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the old book!
♥♥♥
sleep well
Rosa

leather jackets said...

I love yard sales or as we call them here, garage sales. I also love the 'IHP' pin... what a find. x

vicki said...

Oh my dear Laura- you made wonderful purchases! I love the pin- and especially love your interpretation of the initials. Love those precious enamel cups. This post brings back some precious memories for me. My parents would winter in Florida- and I would visit. We would visit the yardsales and flea markets. That time spent with your Father is your most precious gift--
Vicki

spopod said...

I want to shop with you! Wonderful finds at bargain prices!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi, Ive just discovered your blog and now Im totally hooked! Your got some fantastic bargains - i would love to go across the pond and take a shopping trip with you! Scarlett x

PPI said...

Awesome articles on I can not believe you were able to find a sale! It was raining this weekend so there were too many sales for me to go to.I never find something as fresh and cheap at yard sales.

Jill said...

Laura, that was quite a yard sale! I would have had the same kind of fun as you coming up with what the initials could have stood for. I am praying for you, your Mom, and family.

Mary Anne said...

What a wonderful "hunt" you must have shared with your dad. So happy you were able to take a break and get a breath of fresh air. I have been in your shoes and there is nothing easy about it. You are all in my prayers. ox

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I definitely like your take on the initials "I H P" best of all, Laura! You really scored with all your fabulous finds. But where on earth do you store all these terrific treasures? ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

helen desjarlais said...

These are just beautiful,Lovely display's