Friday, May 1, 2009

Treasure hunt


It's time for Friday's Fave Five, where we look back at the week and list five favorite things. Sponsored by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

1. This red teapot, purchased at a yard sale today for 50 cents. It will be a nice addition to my teapot collection, which was sorely lacking a red one.
2. This darling little bench, also purchased at a yard sale. Two dollars. A perfect resting spot for one of the resident Teddy Bears.
3. Another yard sale purchase. (Do you see a theme here?) I don't have a photo, but I found an electric skillet for one dollar. I had one years ago, and it went to Goodwill one day when I was "simplifying." I hardly ever used it. Then, yesterday I read this post by Jerri, and knew I had to have another one.

4. An almost-brand-new small size crockpot for . . . one dollar. Because you can't have too many crockpots.

5. Sharing my finds with another shopper. We became fast friends over the 25-cent table. You meet the nicest people at yard sales.

Teapots, Teddy Bear benches, new kitchen gadgets and new friends. Just a few of my favorite things.

17 comments:

Becky said...

And now I want to come quickly to your house and shop with you. In garage sales. One of my favorite things to do.

But don't come here. The garage sales in FL are STINKY. Everyone who is here has already moved at least once .. to get here. And they have already cleaned everything out of everywhere because the average house in FL has 4 smallish closets and NO BASEMENT.

Fluff the pillows on the guest bed. I'm on my way!!

The Correspondent said...

Okay, Karen, this was my favorite fave five list this week! I was still drooling over the red teapot (OH! How I want one of those) as I read about your other three finds. I love yard sales, too!

Anita Ann said...

You can never have too many crockpots!

Susanne said...

Every teapot collection needs a red one! Great find. I love it. Everything was a great find. I can hardly wait for yard saleing season to get started around here.

Islandsparrow said...

You found some great buys!! I love when that happens.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Beth said...

I am going on a garage sale jaunt today... 100 miles of Garage Sales...but it is Saturday and they started yesterday...so we shall see!

thanks for stopping by my blog! I love to get to know new bloggers!

Kari said...

I miss garage sales. They don't have them here, not with such great bargains anyway. Looks like you found some great stuff. I love the red teapot.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Willow said...

Oooh! Love the red tea pot! And 50c! (My first grade teacher brain just did this weird 'how many dimes, how many nickels' thing)

I have a kitchen crockpot and a dyeing crockpot. Use them both!

Brenda said...

Our true treasures don't have to cost a lot, do they? I find that even the smallest, most inexpensive objects are my absolute favorites!
Brenda
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Sarah said...

Sounds like you found some great finds. We went to a flea market type place today x2 and found some special little treats! I will have to post pictures!

Scrappy Kay said...

Karen, I've been out of touch for a little while, but it is always nice to stop by your blog for a visit!

GREAT yard sale finds! My son and I stopped by a sale yesterday and I came away with a bag full of books, a beautiful glass candy dish, and 10 individual Christmas ornament cross-stitch kits (all new and unopened) - all for $4.50. I am so happy that yard sale season has begun.

And by the way, I absolutely adore that teapot - I can't believe someone just gave it away!

BClark said...

Ah, yard sales, one of my favorite things. I also like tea pots and someday will be able to finally unpack and find everything. Loved your post about the school project, how well I remember those days.

diana said...

you found some great finds. i love the red teapot. so... you have a collection? i love teapots, and would love to see pictures of yours sometime.

daisy said...

Aren't garage sales just the best? You just never know what you'll find next. Or when you'll make a new friend.

daisy said...

Oh, and I forgot to tell you how much I love your red teapot! It's so bright and cheery.

Jen said...

I'm ready to hit yard sales...maybe this week I will.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I love, love, LOVE the red teapot!!! I don't have an official collection, but I do have several. You've made me want to peruse yard sales for treasures like that now!

Xandra