The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Noooo Im not having one but I went this morning bright and early to an annual community yard sale near my moms. It was a 2 hour drive so we got up at 5am and left at 6! There were so many yard sales. Anyone with kids would have been in heaven. Lots of awesome toys and books and clothing. I came across a lady just getting her things out. What made me stop was this wooden box. My sister has been looking for one to use as a coffee table. I bought this for $5 and the lady told me she made it from an old chicken coop. The front side where you see the window flips down. The top also comes off or there is a little hole in it they would have put a heat lamp thru to warm chicks. It needs a little work but its beautiful and Im not so sure my sister will get it! I also bought the old iron from her for $2. The big colander I got elsewhere for $1 and the rolling pin for a quarter! Also from the same lady I got this old antique ironing board. She rescued it from the trash and painted the birdhouses on it. I will remove the raffia and maybe replace with pip berries...I think I will leave it painted as is for now. I paid $4 for it!
Again...same yard sale....this old school desk!! Now I gave her $40 for this because I have wanted one forever. She says they found a date from the 1800's on it....I havent looked yet but it doesnt really matter cause I love it!! It has the hole for the ink well and is adjustable in height.
And again from the same lady I bought this shelf. Im going to paint it as it has blue on it now. I paid $2 for this. I had such a great day. My mom and sister and her two girls joined my husband and I. So it was a family day and we were all excited about all the goodies.
We also bought some puzzles to do next winter and my husband got some Norman Rockwell collectors plates. I hope you are all having a good weekend.



  1. I want to go with you next time! I want to see where you display it all?


  2. Wow! You got some really awesome stuff! That desk is great!

  3. Wow, Holli, what wonderful goodies you found!! I can never seem to find stuff that good when I go to yard sales. You are very lucky!

  4. What wonderful goodies you found Holli - I think the price for the desk was a good price and if it dates to the 1800's then it's well worth it.


  5. Wow Holli, I need to come up there and go with you. What some GREAT stuff, I'm

  6. wow you got some awesome treasures and some pretty awesome prices..have a great sunday:)

  7. You found some wonderful things. I would have a hard time giving up the wooden box as well.

  8. Great finds you found!! I just went to 35 sales on Friday and posted what all I found...its like an addiction of mine, and yet I'm not breaking the bank!!! Have a great summer!

  9. Great deals, indeed! I think you found the perfect sales to hit! ★ Linda ★

  10. Ooh, I love all that you got, especially that old desk. What a great find! Have fun with all your new goodies.
    Blessings~ Birgit

  11. Hi Holli... you really did have fun.... I love it when they have the village yard sales around here,,, there is one here the first day of Old HOME wEEK... July,. you can hardly get down the street,,, I love everything you bought ... your shelf will look awesome once you paint it...
    Blessings... Faye

  12. What great yard sale items!!! I LOVE the old shool desks too.


  13. Oh my word Holli!! I love it all and such great prices too!! My fave is the school desk... that is awesome! I love that wooden box too. What a really neat idea to use it as a coffee table! Yeah, I think I would be keeping that for myself. Hee hee!

  14. Wow! You found some AMAZING stuff! Seriously....