Handmade & Vintage Treasures

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Great Finds at a Yard Sale

As we were returning from visiting Octoberfest in Wears Valley, we hit a few yard sales. This particular yard sale was in the yard of an antique store. I was reluctant to stop because usually it will be the antique store trying to sell their expensive items. But my hubby insisted we stop and I'm thankful he did.

I first spotted this little wicker stool and had to check it out. It had been painted black and the paint is coming off, so it has that primitive look I like so much. It stands about 8 inches off the ground and I thought that it would make a great item to display some of my prims on. When I first seen the tag, I was shocked. I was expecting a high dollar amount, but it said $4. I couldn't pay for it fast enough.
Here's my cute little stool.
I've not decided what I want displayed on it or where I want it. What do you think? Here in front of my old barn wood cabinet, next to the birdhouse, with this old tea kettle?
Or next to this barn wood cabinet and ladder with an old coffee pot?
Or next to this curio cabinet with my Angel-winged Begonia sitting on top of it?

I also bought this cute little vintage grease pot in the shape of a teapot. I have quite a collection of these vintage aluminum items. I have a few old coffee pots and teapots that I plant flowers in. This will look cute hanging with a little ivy sprouting down the side.
I know it's dirty and a little dented, but that is what gives it its character, and I only gave 25 cents for it. You can't buy a flower pot that cheap any where else.


  1. Great finds Tisha! I like the stool next to the birdhouse. Have a great weekend!

  2. I really like the grease pot! It's going to make a great planter. Such awesome yard sale finds...I never get so lucky to find so many good items like that.

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  3. Thanks, it's always exciting to find that perfect find at a great price.

  4. Hi Tisha,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Wears Valley to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)


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