Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I ♥ Rummage Sales



Last week I went to one of my favorite rummage sales -- the twice-yearly Visiting Nurse's Association Rummage Sale in Far Hills, NJ. There are lots of different barns and tents, filled with everything from books to clothing to electronics to furniture. My favorite, though, is the housewares section. So herein follows a list of my goodies: :)

The cream cutware dish (above) was $4. The one below was $1.50. Woo hoo! I've been collecting cream colored dishes for a few years now. They can be combined in many different ways for table settings, and they look great in my kitchen.




I love milk glass. This has been one of my favorite collectables for a few years now. I probably have way too many pieces, but I couldn't resist two more. The little basket (below) was $3. How cute is it with those little blossoms?!




The hobnail goblet (below) was $1.50. Classic shape, beautifully executed. Love it.




I also have a thing for anything urn-shaped. I picked up this little silverplated cup (below) for $1. I guess I'm starting to collect silver cups, too. I love using them for small bouquets. I have this picture in my mind of a series of silver cups, marching down the table, filled with colorful zinnias or cheerful daisies. Wouldn't that be fun?




So that is my $11. haul. And yes, I ♥ rummage sales.

To see some of my past rummage sale and thrifting finds, click on the "Thrifting" tab on my navigation bar directly below the blog header.

45 comments:

  1. Oh! I saw that sale on the news! I am addicted to rummage sales and that one certainly seems to take the cake! You have found some delightful treasures and your photos are gorgeous!
    Have a great week.
    Laura

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  2. Great finds, love them all! I collect milk glass too, but love that first picture! The handles are so delicate.

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  3. Mary- YOu did good! Each thing you bought I would have had to fight you for it we went together. I love each piece you bought! I see you displayed your new found treasures on a very pretty hand painted tray. Did you get that too? I collect hand painted trays~ and that aqua is eye-catching.
    What a great day you must have had.
    Yvonne

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  4. Mary,

    Those are wonderful pieces. I have gotten past buying things that are just a great buy....since we have so much stuff and now buy things that are a great price...and that I love!!

    Looks like that is your philosophy as well.

    Becky K.

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  5. Maary...those are terrific thrifty finds! I really love that little milkglass basket. Darling!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  6. Nice haul...I especially like the little milk glass basket with daisies. I went to that sale last year and brought home a good piece of milk glass as well. Isn't it amazing how many sales there are right now? There is a townwide yard sale in the Atlantic Highlands and Fair Haven this weekend. Oh, the possibilities!

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  7. Wow,
    questi piccoli oggetti delle nostre nonne sono meravigliosi !

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  8. Well done!!! Really lovely pieces...Cathy

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  9. Golly, these must be the days for rummage sales. Wish we had some around here that I thought might be worth going to. But how can I say that? I've never been to one. That's my shy side spoiling something for me. I'm going to work on that...
    Thanks for the great posting!
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  10. Karen, I'm shy too, but I've gotten used to rummage sales. They are fun!

    Yvonne, The painted tray belonged to my mother. I do collect trays too. :)

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  11. How, how, how do people do this? I go to a rummage sale and come home with junk. I guess I don't really go often enough or search hard enough.

    You've found beautiful treasure! Hooray! Fun!

    Love, Katy Noelle

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  12. Oh my goodness what pretty finds! I think you had a very successful shopping day...can't wait to see how you use them in your lovely home! thanks for sharing them with us!

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  13. I am always impressed with your hauls!!!

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  14. Well, that was 11 dollars well spent. Beautiful finds! Carla

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  15. You found great goodies! I'm jealous =)

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  16. I have lots of milk glass as well. I actually have the white hobnail goblet as well... it is great for holding drinking straws.

    Great finds!! I can't wait until our neighborhood starting having yard sales. Love the treasure hunting.

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  17. Great finds and great prices! I love that pretty blue tray you have everything sitting on in the pictures too! :-)

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  18. You find some real great stuffs at that rummage sale. I love looking at old dishes and etc. I don't collect them because i still lives at home with my elderly folks. Have a great week. Nancy

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  19. What wonderful finds.... would love to find a rummage sale like that!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  20. Hello Mary, Oh my what a wonderful $11 haul you made!! I LOVE the cream cutware..heck I love it all. I wish we had things like that (rummage sales..flea markets) closer to where we live...I guess that's a little downfall to moving to the boonies. Thank you for sharing your treasures with us. Have fun searching for more! Take care....Maura:)

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  21. OMGSH!! You SCORED!! This is WONDERFUL!!

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  22. Love all of your goodies, Mary! Mil glass is one of my favorites and lately I have been gravitating toward silver pieces. They are so much better old and a bit used looking!

    Glad you had a good time!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  23. You always find the best things, too, and for such ridiculously low prices. I know how much fun it is and then, too, I always think that one day you'll open your own little shop.

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  24. Ohhh that little milk glass basket - too cute. I also collect milk glass and got a lovely cheese dome and a small basket for mother's day.

    Great prices you paid.

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  25. I love all of these items! It's such a delightful feeling to find a treasure especially when it doesn't break you!

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  26. Oh...the cutwork pieces! And the tray!! I love them all and milk glass has worked its way into my heart, too. Ahh...too many collections! But so much fun! I wrote today about garage saling, too, found a couple cute things Saturday!
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    Joni

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  27. le tue foto sono sempre magnifiche!
    buona serata
    Mary:)

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  28. Those look quite lovely, wonderful finds!

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  29. Hi Mary....lucky you !!!

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :)

    Kathy :)

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  30. So lovely Mary, and how DID you make that cute little heart in your title? : )

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  31. Mary, you scored big time! I love the little blossom cup soooo much! Also the top two are like how did you contain yourself? You have made me want to go!!!!
    Congrats on your finds!

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  32. I love the little basket with the flowers! Lucky you- finding such treasure! :)

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  33. Thanks, everyone!

    Nancy, on a Mac, it's Option Command t which brings up a little window with lots of symbols... I'm not sure if there is an equivalent on a PC...

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  34. You really did good! I am trying to stay away from sales like that - I am working on "getting rid of" instead of accumulating. Enjoy your week.

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  35. Good work at the rummage sale!! Each dish is lovely and I like your idea for the silver pieces! My zinnia's are in the ground and will be ready for picking in a while! :))

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  36. Great finds! Love the milk glass, I have the same little basket. So fun to see you enjoying the same one.

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  37. Hi Mary!

    Amazing finds!
    And wow, I am simply blown away by your crisp, gorgeous photography! What camera do you use?

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Anne

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  38. Anne, I use a Nikon D300s. Thanks so much for your kind comment! :)

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  39. That is a lot of fun for $11.00!! Find any extra tole trays kicking around lately? :)

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  40. I weep; I gnash my teeth; I beat my breast in despair -- I missed the VNA sale! Broken toe.

    Your finds are AMAZING. Had I gone, we'd have had to wrestle for them; my money's on ME.

    My Mom had that same little milk glass flower basket. It's probably still out in the beach house. We're going out next week and I'll look for it.

    I really LOVE those creamware dishes, especially the first one. Beautiful.
    And as always, stunning photos. Your lighting is just fabulous.

    Bye! Maybe we'll fight over the same items at the VNA sale in the fall.
    Cass

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  41. I know coveting is wrong, but I absolutely covet your rummage finds. Such classic, lovely shapes. And the hobnail goblet...*sigh* I stumbled across your blog today, and I'm so happy I did. I look forward to reading more!

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  42. What awesome finds! I love that cutware bowl! So, how do you store these things as you continue your shopping? Do you bring a bunch of bubblewrap?

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  43. Beautiful finds at beautiful prices. Well done! (Wish things were as much of a bargain where I live!)

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