Sunday, June 2, 2013

Town Wide Yard Sale 2013

My haul from our local town wide yard sale this past weekend!  Town wide yard sales are huge around my area.  It seems like just about every single sleepy little town around here holds a town wide yard sale in the Spring, Summer, or Fall months. Their little streets become jammed with people and traffic, so it's best to find a parking space and set out on foot with a shopping tote.  It's also a lot of fun to participate in some house voyeurism as you walk around!  Oooooo, look at the turrets on that one!

Pyrex Gooseberry Pink serve and store casseroles #472 and #473.  Now I just need to find #471! I really limit myself to only collecting certain types of pyrex designs when I can find them at a good price.  I pass pyrex pieces up often at auctions because they go higher than I'm willing to pay.  I found these beauties all dusty and dirty at the bottom of a box, they cleaned up really cute!  Also pictured is an old cast iron soap dish with a star fish and a wooden knife holder with a rooster on it!

This is a 1950's child's twin Cinderella/Prince Charming/Fairy Tale Themed comforter.  I loved the novelty fabric and it was to cute to pass up.

Up close look at the cute 1/2 pint Atlas jars.

Perfect 1950s religious kitsch....St. Jude and Virgin Mary night lights.  St. Jude just needs a new bulb! Really, now how could I pass these up?

Yup, I found's only a thin red spacer... but still bakelite and something that's rare to run across at yard sales anymore or thrift shops for that matter.  It pays to look at the junk bagged jewelry.

When participating in such a large area of yard sales, it's important to have a plan.  I have my established route down fairly well and I stick to certain areas of town that have an older population or houses that I've found something cool at the year before.  I don't usually venture into new sub-divisions that have lots of toys or baskets displayed on table tops.  I also don't haggle over something priced at just a dollar or two.  It's rare to see anything priced at less than a dollar at a yard sale anymore.  So, a dollar for something little, like a pyrex dish, is a good deal to me! 



  1. I am loving everything you found! Especially the divine lamps ;)

  2. OMGah What a treasure you found! Love those jesus light ups! No way would I have been able to pass those up. I have a bunch of the pink gooseberry too! Nice choice.

  3. Great haul! I always look in "junk jewelry" bins/drawers/bags. It always yields something interesting. Love the Pyrex. I've found a couple of pieces here and there. I don't go crazy for it like some people do.

  4. You did so well! I love the pink pyrex and the comforter so much, but I'm smitten by the nightlights. So fab!

    I adore town wide garage sales! But I totally love haggling, and I'm always amazed by all the great stuff that's priced under a dollar here. It's such a fun, cheap way to spend a day and explore a neat little town you might never have otherwise explored.

  5. Great finds! I have that same knife block!

  6. Really digging those night lights! Amazing finds!

  7. Oh wow!!! I loved Mary & Jude when they were just figurines but to light up?!?!?!?! Incredible!!!!

  8. Love the comforter! everything is great! The pink pyrex is so hard to find!

  9. A city wide yard sale? That's a dream come true! I love the vintage Pyrex :)

    What Lola Wants

  10. Good stuff especially that pink pyrex! I have yet to find a good deal on pink pieces...

  11. so jealous haha I haven't gone thrifting in a long time. Now that yard sale season is upon us, I have to get back out there. It was easier when I had the old minivan. Put down the seats and had tonz of space. Just got the little Nissan fixed after the accident and it doesn't hold much. I dunno if that's a blessing or a curse haha.

  12. My mom had the rooster knife holder. You brought back so many mememories, and gave me a great smile his AM!