April 10, 2011

Homemade Estate Sale Sign....STOP THE CAR!!!



I tell you, there is nothing better than a homemade estate sale sign, YAHOO!

This tells you that the sale is not by an estate sale company, it is by a family, or guardian.  That means one of two things, either it's a big dud because they think they have treasures, and they don't.
Or  
You score big because they have no idea what they have!
You be the judge


$5.00 I'm keeping this for me!  A gold lacy frame .50, you know what I do with these.


Heart attack time a $3.00 hat, look at those gorgeous vintage flowers, it's going in the guest room.


80's hanging light, love these, here's one I recently rehabbed , I hardly get them in my booth and they're sold.


Remember my ugly italian chandelier that I transformed


Yep, got another one! $6.00 all ready for it's make over.


And lastly  OHHHH I love linen!


Then, with my heart beating fast, looking in my rearview mirror, I sped away to the grocery store,
which is where I was heading in the first place!

Does this ever happen to you, you're speeding away afraid they will come after you and say they made a mistake and want all of their stuff back!

Carol

38 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

LOL!!~ No that has never happened to me! Yep they had no clue and you scored big! Good job, wish I was there with ya!

Susan said...

Awesome finds!

Sassy Marsha said...

You scored big time!!! Seems a lot of us found some awesome treasures today!

xxoo

Sherry said...

You did score big. I had that happen once last year and could use a day like that soon. The difference is that you mangage to get something done with your great finds and I still have several things waiting to be transformed from last summer.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Yep, sometimes I feel guilty over the great stuff! LoVe what all you found!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Diane Mars said...

Great Treasures cannot wait to see where that pretty hat goes~ oxox, Diane

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my it has been ages since I have scored like this!! It is so fun when it happens though and I think I am due for one soon!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, You hit the jackpot at this sale! I am lovin the hat.
Hugs,
Sherry

raggygirlvintage said...

You are too funny!! Lucky you, glad you found such great treasures:-)
Tracey

Something Special said...

You really did make a haul at that sale. I know what you mean about they may want the stuff back. I have really looked over your 1st blog page and it is just filled with so much inspiration, and wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing with all us other bloggers! You are amazing!

Butterscotch Caramel said...

Great finds and like the info about the signs. Thanks for joining my blog. Laurie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Cool stuff! And a tip for you...never look in the rear view mirror...just STEP ON IT! LOL! ~Stacy~

Ginnie said...

Absolutely amazing finds! Love, love, love it all! :)

Scarlett Fontaine said...

wow you did really well!! Scarlett x

Tynk said...

Wow, you really scored some great stuff at that sale!! Love the sweet lamp. It looks like the flowers on it area hand painted. Very pretty!

Sheilagh said...

I love what you do, you do some amazing makeovers:)

Angela said...

You found so many goodies, the flowers on that hat are so pretty.
Great deals! If you find some one in your rear vieuw mirror calling you, it might be the seller to tell you that the hat comes with a vintage dress...
Kisses
Angela.

Debbie said...

Carol, it seems like I NEVER find a great sale like this one. This is the type I like too.

I'm going to enjoy watching you transform your treasures.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am never that lucky to pass an estate sale sign on my way to the grocery *sadface*

Gina said...

You lucky girl! You found some fantastic treasures.

Vicki said...

Score!! Great stuff

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

How fun!! I LOVE to find sales
like!!
Seriously the only sales around me
are tons of kids used toys ~
No cool old stuff ~
Have fun with all of your wonderful finds!!

xoxo
Lori

Marianne said...

Hi Carol, what a great blog you have here....I'm crazy for a good garage sale. ANd how true, it's either a dud or your gonna hit it big. I've even trained my kids for the drive by scan....it's quite comical! And that chandelier is gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm you newest follower!
Marianne :)

laxsupermom said...

Great finds! Love estate sales, and you're right, the family run ones can be some of the best. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh those kind of sales don't happen around here that much but I have to say as I read about your discoveries my heart was beating a little faster! Wow Carol you definitely have a lucky fairy on your shoulder! Love, love, love the hat, my mom had one just like in and I always thought it was the most elegant thing ever when I was a child, now I know it is!
Have a great week...
Tina xo

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Wonderful treasures, and YES - that happens to me all the time!

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

You are so much fun! I love your eye for treasures! Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to yours! I your newest EXCITED follower!

dogsmom said...

Unfortunately for me, when I see signs like that, especially ones that say Big or Huge sale, I am usually disappointed.
This weekend I did make a haul but have not posted the best finds yet. Oh- and they are lamps!

JamieS said...

Great finds! Following back from Debbie doos...

Stampin' D'Amour said...

Carol - Good posting! Love your humor, I would had been thinking the same thing too!

SCORE! Gorgeous treasures for fantastic prices! Thanks for sharing! :)

-pamela

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You scored big-time!!! I found some of those lacy metal frames, too, and mentioned you in my post today!!!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Wow, those are some great finds! I know how that is though. Once I went to a pre event for an estate sale my aunt was helping organize. Like the one you went to, the people had no idea how to price anything, despite having an antique dealer help. I really think that woman priced everything too low so her vendors would buy most of it.

My family bought a ton of stuff way too cheap. We felt guilty about it too. However, one thing to keep in mind about these sales what that family told us.....

They had grown up with all this "clutter" and just did not want to deal with it after their parent's death. Therefore, they really didn't care what it was worth. They priced a lot of it cheap just to ensure somebody would buy it so they wouldn't be stuck with it after the sale.

I love, love all those lights you bought though!

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, you are a hoot girl! I would say you scored big. Wish I could have been there. We would surely get along great! Especially love the hat!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's a hit or miss around here with family run estate sales! Glad your's was a HIT!!! Love the hat. I may have to take my chandelier to the antique shop if it doesn't sell this week at HQ!
Fun finds and have fun making them pretty!
Warmly,
deb

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, I love your lamp makeovers!!! And those linens are so pretty!

Roselle said...

You are so funny! The thrift police are going to find you!!! LOL
Seriously, great finds!
xo
Roselle

Jane said...

Those are my favorite kind of estate sales too! I really don't like the ones run by an estate sale company, as you know they price everything too high!
You found some great stuff and your makeovers are amazing!!
Jane

Char said...

Oh my, it's all good and I am so happy for you. You do wonderful things with your finds. Char