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Friday, April 29, 2016

Top Five Things To Buy At Yard Sales This Year...

I am joining a group of bloggers hosted by 
Melissa @ Melissa's Antiques, who are sharing their top five things to look for at yard sales this year! 
We were inspired by 
Pam @ House of Hawthornes  fun post!

I'll share their links at the end of this post!

 The big neighborhood sales have begun here and there are lots of treasures waiting to be found!  It will be fun to see 
what people are hunting for this year!  

As for me...my top five searches are...


1. Furniture
Whether you are buying it for yourself or resale, there are bargains to be had.  Much of our furniture is from yard sales...
This corner cabinet was $15!


This beautiful  7 foot table was $30.  The two chairs on the end were $4 each. I painted the pieces and my husband built benches.  It is well used at our family's lakehome.  The green wicker chairs and side table were also yard sale finds.


I love this wood cubby that I re-did with a little paint...it was $5!


And if you are wanting a hutch...don't pass this by...



You can marry them to dressers or tables and create this...both of my hutches were made this way!



And who cares if the paint is chippy,
old chairs can go out in the garden...


Which brings me to...

2. Garden Goodies
Besides old chairs, I look for gardening tools, birdbaths and feeders, planters, and decorations.  Some of my finds...



This cart was free...





The next thing I am looking for this year...

3. Wood Bread Boards and Hand Carved Utensils
Yard sales are a great place to find these items...



I found these two this week...$1.75 for both...



4. Artwork
I am always on the hunt for paintings...especially portraits and water scenes.  Once in a while you might even find a piece by a listed artist...





Finally, I look for...

5. Random Stuff
This encompasses all of the pieces I spot... 
that just have to come home with me.







I finally went to my first sales of the season last week...so much fun!  Hope you get out and find some goodies soon, too! 
What are your top things to find this year?