UncategorizedI'm Back with Some Yardsale Finds!!! August 7, 2012Hey y’all! It feels so good to be back with you guys. The last two weeks have been such a whirlwind for us. We headed to Nicaragua for eight days, came home for one and a half, and headed off to the Longest Yardsale for five days. I’m tired! I took yesterday to catch up a little bit and am back ready to go today. I know I have a lot to share with you guys. Thanks for the sweet comments on Instagram about some of my finds! I’ve heard from lots of you who want to hear about our mission trip to Nicaragua and who want to hear about the yardsale. So, here’s how I’m going to tackle it all… This week, I’m going to share some yardsale details with y’all. I’m breaking it up into glass and dishes today, accessories tomorrow, furniture on Thursday, and the major highlight of my trip on Friday (if you follow me on social media, you know what this is, but for the rest of you, my lips are sealed until Friday 🙂 ). Next week, I’m going to share the details of our mission trip with you guys. I’m still trying to gather photos from the rest of our team members, so those posts are taking a little more time. So without further delay, on to the yardsale!!! We had the absolute best time. For three of the days we were there, we took day trips out from my aunt and uncle’s cabin to various areas in Tennessee where they’ve found great things in the past. Here we are on the first morning before heading out: Chris had to work all week since he was off for Nicaragua, so he didn’t join us until Friday afternoon. Our favorite areas were Crossville, TN and then up Hwy. 127 to the Cumberland Mountain General Store. This little store and its surrounding area was our favorite location. The store itself was so cute and had so much character! We had a fun lunch here at the 50’s diner, Rockabilly Cafe (it’s in the back of the General Store). We had some burgers and fries, which were awesome. But our favorite part was the Elvis Mudslide Sundae! It had melted peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, and whipped cream all atop vanilla ice cream. It was one of our favorites! We really enjoyed the yard sale food. Another of our favorites were the corn dogs, haha! So simple, yet oh so good! One of my favorite things were all the country displays and details. I loved how they displayed these grain sacks on this old barn. So onto the finds… We weren’t planning to spend much money at all. I know that doesn’t sound like a mix…going to the biggest yard sale event of the year and not spending money! But if you’ll remember, I said earlier this past spring that we were taking the summer off from spending money on the house to pay for our little Gracie. But thanks to some birthday moolah from my parents, finding some really great priced deals, and my dad’s amazing bargaining techniques, we found some awesome stuff! Like I said earlier, I’m going to share our dish and glass finds today. One of the things I most wanted to find was a set of vintage green glasses. I found a set of eight for $7/glass, which was more than I wanted to spend. I know that’s a pretty good price for vintage glasses, but I wanted my money to go as far as possible! I was starting to get discouraged that I wouldn’t find anything after I passed up that set, but the next day, I found a set of seven marked at $12 for the whole set. I offered them $8 for all seven and they took it! I love them! I would still love to find another one to add to the set, but I loved the look of them and couldn’t pass up the price. I wasn’t planning to buy any other glasses, but I ran across this blue set as we were about to head out on the very last day. I thought they were so pretty! They were marked at $12 for the set of eight. I got him down to $9 for the whole set! I was also looking for some platters. The set of dishes that we got for our wedding only came with one, so I wanted to add a few. I scored these two for $2.50 each: I love that they’re white, but still have some personality. I also found some old green bottles in different colors and sizes. I would love these to group on the dining table or use with a single bloom somewhere. They were $0.50 each! And my last glass finds are jadite. Have y’all seen jadite? It’s beautiful mint green glass. I’ve always wanted some pieces of this, but have never gotten any. The first piece of jadite that I found was this old juicer. I had never seen anything like this one. The top has the juicer where you put the fruit and there are holes that allows the juice into the measuring cup on the bottom. This piece was a bit more pricey for me. We got it for $18. It was listed at $24, but couldn’t get them down anymore. Jadite is a bit rare and can be costly (atleast for my blood!), but I love it. And the last piece my parents found for me. For several years now, my family has called me “Chicky.” Just one of those family nicknames that stuck for some reason. My parents found this jadite chicken sitting on a nest: I love quirky details like this 🙂 This was listed at $14 and they were not willing to bargain much. We got it for $13. Like the juicer, they said that these pieces are initially more expensive and rare. I was okay with it…I LOVE it! So there you have it. I LOVE these finds 🙂 Alright, I’ll be back tomorrow to share the accessories that I found!