By Erin Huffstetler | 08/06/2013 | 1 Comment
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As promised, here’s a peek at what we brought home from the World’s Longest Yard Sale. This McCoy dish set is my favorite find by far. We paid $30 for the set, and I consider that to be a MAJOR bargain. It has several large serving pieces that I’m especially psyched to have.
I’ve wanted a set of Bakelite silverware for years, but it typically sells for $3 a piece or more, and that can add up quickly. I managed to work a bulk deal with two different sellers, and scored 10 forks and 10 knives for a total of $40. Not too shabby, and a decent start to my collection. Ultimately I’d like to have at least 12 full place settings.
I’ve recently fallen in love with vintage milk caps. Their bright colors and fun designs just appeal to the artist in me. I nabbed a box of thousands (literally) for $75 (talked down from $100). Stay tuned because I have really cool plans for these.
This gorgeous umbrella from the 50s was marked $8, but I got the seller down to $6. With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, I shouldn’t have to wait long to test it out.
Digging in a discount box resulted in the discovery of the red and white dish towel ($.50). The vintage bark cloth was a bit more spendy, but still a steal at $7. I’m thinking it wants to be turned into a couple throw pillows.
My husband brought his collection of skeleton keys with him, and matched them to these two mortise locks ($2 each). We’re going to use them on two of the doors in our house. How cool is that?
I was fresh out of beeswax, so I was pleased to score this block for $5. As you may recall, I bought a couple hexagonal candle molds at Brimfield recently. I’ve been dying to test them out, and now I can!
My youngest daughter spotted these blue suede boots. The seller was asking just $2, so we didn’t even try to talk her down.
I’m always on the lookout for good pantry containers, and this one was just $.50. Quite the steal.
Coin collecting is one of my husband’s hobbies, so he was quite pleased to score all of these coin folders for a grand total of $1. That’s pennies a piece!
My daughters’ dug around in some boxes and uncovered these doll clothes for their American Girl dolls. I think we paid $4 total. Way less than anything in the American Girl catalog!
Both of my kiddos are taking free guitar lessons, so these guitar strings were a handy find at $2.
I recently picked up a pair of tights in a store, and was shocked to see that they were asking $14.99 a pair! Oh, how yard sales have spoiled me. These tights were $.25 each – much more my speed. The black socks are for my husband. He paid $3 for the pack.
And this is the rest of the “man stuff” that came home with us. I’m excited about the chicken feeder ($2), but I’m just going to have to take his word for it when he says that the rest of it is exciting. I’m sure he feels the same way about some of my finds 🙂
Thinking About Attending the World’s Longest Yard Sale?
Then, you should definitely check out this video. It includes footage from the last sale, plus plenty of tips to ensure you have a good time.