Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Easter Parade" of sales

Once again I ventured into the glorious world of yard/estate sales and I'm glad that I did.
This first photo is of a pretty red rose in bloom in my backyard.  It has nothing to do with yard/estate sales, but I thought it was nice to look at anyway!


I found these three darling, puffy "Bunnies by the Bay" at a yard sale of a mother and daughter.  I struck up a conversation with them and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.  I was taken with their friendly smiles and easy, delightful conversation.  Merlie, the mother, and Amanda, the daughter, were selling a variety of things including Vera Bradley handbags, Coach and Dooney.  They also had so many wonderful books...decorating, doll, and cooking...as well as some furniture and wonderful home decor items.  Merlie has a real eye for decorating and I wish I could have bought the vignette in her living room (the sale was both inside the house and outside in the yard and garage).  I even went back the next day to visit and buy stuff!!!  It was so nice to meet such gracious people.

 The red bunny in the middle was $2.00 and the white ones were $1.00 each...all from Hallmark.


This three-tiered serving stand was crooked and stuffed into a plastic bag.  For some reason I liked it and instantly came up with a proper use for it.  So I straightened it out and............
 put some of my miniature dolls on it along with an old tea set.  I'm still not finished with it but at least I now have a purpose for buying the serving stand.
 The two little Victorian dolls on the top tier and the two dolls in front (pink and blue) are from an estate sale. You really should click on the photo to enlarge it so you can really see the detail. They are Maud Humphrey Bogart pieces and I spent a whopping $8.00 on all four!

The mini frames below are from Merlie and Amanda's sale.  I don't think that I've seen frames quite as tiny as some of these.  I like the rose pictures in the frames, however, I think I'll switch some out for photos of my grandchildren.

A close-up of the frames


7 comments:

Elaine said...

Wonderful finds and yes I love treasure hunting at thrift stores,yard sales ,etc. Your little dolls look content on the serving tray

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awesome finds! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

That serving stand is knocking my socks off! I love it.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

You made some wonderful finds! And it sounds like you had a great time doing it. I love how you're using the three tiered stand to display your miniature dolls. What a great idea!
Patricia :o)

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Birthday this week, I hope your week is wonderful and your celebration perfect! Hugs and best wishes, Marilou

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day today! I love your sweet bunnies and all of your fun finds! Have a special day! ♥

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! We are wishing you a very Happy Birthday today! Twyla