Thursday, June 4, 2009

Favorite Finds For Less Than $5.00

Very cool plumbers galvanized tool box...$2...now home to my metal flower frog collection.
My all time favorite chippy red metal stool...$5...bargained down from $8. Saw one in a Junk book years ago and was thrilled when I found this one!

Fabulous green glazed yellowware bowl...$3...yep, $3! Lady at the yard sale said it was her Grandma's, and the color was wrong for her house. HUH??? This bowl is in perfect condition...no chips, no cracks, no flea bites...wrong color? No Way!!


My all time favorite yellowware bowl...huge, one tiny flea bite on the inside & cracled glaze...$5. Found this at a yard sale wrapped in a plastic WalMart bag. Thought at first that it was a big plastic bowl, but when I opened the bag I was thrilled to see this, with a little orange price tag that said "five dollars" in spidery old handwriting. Be still my heart!!



Adorable little chippy green shelf...$1...apparently it used to have a door, but minus the door served my purpose better. My family is from the New Bedford area of Massachussetts, and my mother collected many things nautical to reflect that. All of these things were hers, except for the scrimshaw piece that I found here in Central Florida.



Had an unexpected day off today...WooHoo! Thought we would go to the beach, but we have a 70% chance of severe thunderstorms. So scrapped the beach, and decided to clean...not something I do with any regularity! :} While dusting, I came up with this idea for a new post when I realized that some of my favorite things have come from yard or estate sales and cost $5 or less. So, with no further rambling...here are some of my very favorite finds. Do you have some all time favorites that you have paid less than $5 for? Maybe a good topic for when you're having one of those blah blog days and you can't think of anything fun to post about...have a great Thursday. *elaine*

14 comments:

Betty said...

Hi Elaine, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have spent most of the evening reading some of your past posts and have totally enjoyed it!! Will be spending the next few days catching up on all of it. Keep all those good posts and pics coming.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Elaine,
Just LOVE your $5.00 finds...the bowls are WONDERFUL...that is a good idea to walk around the house and see all the treasures that have been bought for under 5.00
HAPPY WEEKEND...
Deb :)

svelteSTUFF said...

WONDERFUL finds!!
To do a post like this, would I have to dust too?!! 8-(

anythinggoeshere said...

You done good girl.. Lots of cool and inexpensive bargains..My husban was saying to me this morning while garage saling what a tough bargainer I was. But it is part of the game. xo Joan

This simple Life said...

You are my kind of shopper! I love it all.

Kerry said...

Elaine, thanks for your wonderful suggestions. I will be adding those items to my list! You have a lovely blog here...I don't know if I could pick a favorite out of your $5 finds. I do love that stool and that little green bowl!
Kerry

Carole said...

Okay, I love that red metal stool. I wish stuff like that could be found around here....lol

Artsy Fartsy said...

Lovin' the tool box and red chair!! You scored big on those finds, I could use it all in my booth!! Janna

I Need This Antiques said...

Reading this posting makes me homesick for the midwest. So many treasures found in yard sales or at the curb. Love the tool box and the green mixing bowl. Some of my dearest finds are from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Really enjoying your blog. The Sea Witch

Wanda said...

Oh...wow...ahhhhh! They'd be some of my favorite finds, too! I absolutely love the tin tool toter thing.

Yes, after over 30 years of going to the sales, I have some favorite $5 and less finds, too. I think my all time favorite is a Roseville bowl I got for .50. More because it was 50 cents than because I love the way it looks. LOL

(Boo hiss on not getting to go to the beach.)

Sweet Repose said...

I just bought a stool($7.00) just like that, only pink...I'll trade ya...pink is not my color, however red is..., it'll go for resale at the shop.

You got some great stuffs, gotta love a good yard sale, you just never know...

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Happy Wednesday!
What a sweet story about your mom and the bridal veil.
You should share it on your blog. We all love that stuff. Those sweet and fond childhood memories.
May the rest of your day be perfect. You have made mine so.

one gal's trash said...

This comment is a little late and a dollar (5 dollars?) short, but you got some great stuff there missy!
Pam

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