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Monday, April 25, 2011

Never Buy More Than You Can Carry If...



Garden ornaments are finding their way inside our houses.

One, I found this weekend, is not going outside any time soon. He is too regal.

Look at David.



 I went to a garage sale Saturday and that lady had many wonderful things. She could not have been thirty years old and she must have been selling three hundred cook books {not to mention design and garden books}. I had trouble carrying David and a large urn I bought down a hill and into the street but was quite determined to succeed. Never buy more than you can carry if you are alone and parking is horrid.

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All this stuff on the table, plus five Henckel knives, were thirty-five dollars. The seller was just glancing at what you had and announcing one lump sum. I can do that!
I got two Pottery Barn pillow covers, several PB kitchen towels, a table cloth, two books, a white quilt and a duvet cover and shams. The large white urn is now in the window seat.


This pillow cover appears to be vintage.


The pillow looks very pretty on the living room sofa. It even has touches of PINK in it. I still like pink darlings.

I am not keeping all these goodies. Some will be sold this weekend or be placed on consignment.
I am partying here:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


grace surrounds us
Olive

39 comments:

  1. Wow! What a score!

    I adore the pillow cover. It is beautiful! You should definitely keep that.

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  2. Great finds! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! I invite you to visit my blog Katherine's Corner. The latest giveaway prize is a gorgeous dress. Hugs!

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  3. You found some great things and got a lot for thirty five dollars. Love the tall silver vase, too.

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  4. Looks like you truly hit the Mother Lode! That pillow is fab and I had to peel my eyebrows off the ceiling at the mention of Henckel knives for $35! Enjoy:@)

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  5. NOw, that's my kind of garage sale and my kind of items. You got some beautiful things!!
    It's amazing how much we can carry when we have to!
    Rhonda

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  6. Hi Olive, what wonderful treasures!!! I have sometimes paid teenagers that are helping at the sales to carry things to my car... works for me!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  7. Great finds! She must have been really cleaning out her house. Love that urn!!
    Jane

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  8. wow- what an eye you have! love it all, especially David!
    great job girl!

    Karen

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  9. Oh my goodness! What lovely finds! I love all you bought!

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  10. I love it all, Olive!! We should go thrifting together...you can get the great deals for us and I'll carry everything!! lol!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Wow, you really did hit the jackpot. I love David, and all the linens are fabulous. Great books too. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

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  12. Wow Olive! You really scored! I love that gorgeous pillow! That's amazing the girl was so young and had so many cookbooks! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. Beautiful finds at the garage sale you attended on Saturday. The pillow cover is gorgeous...is it crewel? Great colors. All that for $35 - screamin' deal! ~Susie

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  14. Great find! Love your room, so pretty!

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  15. Ooh, I am jealous of your wonderful finds! Can't wait to go to my first garage sale of the season!
    Thanks for stopping by Red Hen Home.

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  16. I lurve that pillow!! And the vases and the garden ornie are not shabby, either. How fun to shop this way. If the rain would ever stop here, the sales would would begin in earnest. I am hankering for some good buys like yours. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  17. What great finds! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

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  18. What a great haul. I love that vintage pillow cover. The silver urn would have come home with me for sure. And the white urn is fabulous and yes, I think David needs to stay inside.

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  19. Oh my! Love the pillow! You did very well all around, I'd say!

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  20. What wonderful finds ~ even if you did have to carry such a big load!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  21. Olive,

    You really scored. David is wonderful and worth the price of everything you bought. Good job.

    Carol

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  22. All I can say is great Score!

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  23. What wonderful finds! I love the pillow case and also love that garden ornament, David! I wish they had garage sales over here in England. All we have is car boot sales, where it is mostly a load of junk!!

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  24. You always find such brilliant things :)

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  25. I love that pillow. Are you having a garage sale yourself this weekend? If I start now maybe I can get down there in time.

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  26. Oh I want to go to the yard sales in your neighborhood. I haven't found one that great yet this year.

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  27. Oh my word girl...what treasures and what a price!!! Love that pillow and I'd love to have grabbed some of those cook books and decorating books! Thanks for coming by girl...have a fantastic week....Picket

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  28. Now this was a GREAT sale! My oh my! And I have to say...you are a brave soul to let loose some of these treasures. Yes, we do have to sometimes, don't we? I love what you found.

    Donna

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  29. Oooohhhh Olive I'm jumping with glee for you!! What a SCORE!! Of course you knew I was gonna love that bust of David *winks* And the pillow looks perfect on your sofa! I hope you'll be keeping it because it really works! And the henckels too?! I'm green and gleeful! LOL! Vanna

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  30. Oh my heavens, Olive, you did terrific! I can't seem to find treasures like you do, way to go!

    Nancy

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  31. What finds you have found Olive! Love them all! I probably would have made a day out of it.

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  32. Olive,
    You found soooo many awesome items here...love that vase and that pillow cover is soooo PRETTY!!! Thanks for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. Wow! What an incredible deal! The henckel knives alone would have been a bargain. Love that pillow cover! So Pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. What a beautiful collection you walked away with! Great day's thrifting! I love it all, especially that beautiful pillow.

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  35. I like the David but I love the pillow...what a lovely find.

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  36. Love, love, love the pillow! A little pink does a girl good (:

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  37. What great finds!! I love the pillow cover and the bright and colorful towels (or is the table cloth? Behind the silver vase)!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive