Sunday, February 2, 2014

The White Elephant Sale!

Our community has 2 of these sales a year and Saturday was our wintertime sale!

I always look forward to it and I always find some wonderful treasures.

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Here are some random photos that I’m probably not in! lol (hubby had the camera)

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Here I am!!! This year I raced past all of my friends and neighbors (they appear to be in a blur! lol).

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And this is what I bought: A beaded purse, a turquoise necklace, a tennis bracelet (she assured me it was NOT real diamonds!) a silver sugar spoon and 2 of the cutest little dolls I’ve ever seen. The lady told me the outfits on the dolls were hand beaded. I love them of course!

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And my GRAND total was $12.

Do you know what made it even sweeter? I took the month of January off from thrift store shopping. I have not been since before Christmas! So February 1st was the perfect time to get back in the swing of things!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

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So what do you think?

Real diamonds?

51 comments:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a terrific sale to go too ... so many things to see, touch and maybe buy. You got some great treasures.

Linda H said...

What fun! Love the bracelet, "real" diamonds or not...

Musings from Kim K. said...

What find finds! I can just picture a special little house for your beaded-dressed dolls. Love that turquoise bracelet too. I'm sure it felt good to be shopping again. I'm going through estate-sale withdrawal.

Montanagirl said...

You did good! Those little dolls are really cute.

Nancy's Notes said...

looks like a fun time searching for treasures and you did get some gret ones! If they are not diamonds, I'd say lets just say they are, they are stunning and sure could be! They sure so sparkle! Don't they?

ann said...

Pretty cool treasures.

boopnut said...

My fave is the turquoise necklace...my favorite color!
Deb

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh! What great fun!
Smiles, Dottie

Jeanne said...

Real diamonds or not it's a pretty bracelet and will be fun to wear.

Stacey said...

Diane, I bet you would be so much fun to hang out with!

Vee said...

They look real to me! So hubby caught you in an action shot! LOL

I opened the one of the crowd to see if I could find you...nope. There is always someone in every crowd who notices the camera and is probably thinking NOOooooo! Pretty amazing that all the others are quite oblivious.

TexWisGirl said...

way to go on great deals!

Susie said...

Diane, You do not want to pay luxury taxes, so let's hope those aren't real diamonds. Everything you got was very nice. Looked like a huge crowd and lots of goodies. enjoy this day, hope your week is wonderful. xoxo,Susie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What amazing detail work on the beaded doll clothes-I love them:@)

Sam I Am...... said...

Look at your "treasures"! What a bargain too. Can you imagine the work that went into those dolls?
As for the bracelet? It sure is sparkly! You did great!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Great finds!

Kathy said...

What a fun ice breaker to your junk fast! Real or not, it will be fun to wear and I love what you did with the photo!

Japolina said...

How fun! Great treasures!

Art and Sand said...

An entire month of no thrift shopping! That is impressive.

Fun finds at the sale.

The Boston Lady said...

This looks like great fun, Diane! I love those kind of sales. Love the picture of you in focus and everyone else blurred! Great finds and happy thrifting - now it will be even more fun after the break. Ann

Noelle the dreamer said...

The beaded purse is lovely Diane! Guess I was one up on you this past month as I managed to step twice in the local charity shoppe (1 Austrian hand painted pitcher, 3 dessert plates with ocean motives and 2 Erika Knight knitting books) for a grand total of $9.50!

ImagiMeri said...

Beautiful goodies for a beautiful lady! That beaded purse looks amazing, is it antique? As far as the tennis bracelet........try to scratch some glass with them. The bezel holders with prongs look like the type to hold real diamonds, but it's hard to tell for sure from the picture. I hope they're real, wouldn't that be an amazing story.

Hugs,
Meri

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a steal!! I'd have that bracelet checked anyway!! Lovely spoon and a lot of fun!

20 North Ora said...

Wish I was there! LOL

Judy

nancy huggins said...

I need to find some sales like that near me in S WI..so much fun to buy someones junk or cast offs

eileeninmd said...

Great finds and deals! Love the bracelet photo, really sparkly! Enjoy your treasures. Have a happy week!

Geraldine said...

treasures indeed Diane, I love the dolls and the purse. I love a good jumble sale!!! haven't been to one in too long. hope those turn out to be the real thing in that last pic!!!

Hugs, G

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'd love to be at a sale like that. You snapped up some cute things.

Lorrie said...

A fun sale to visit. Love the sparkly bracelet, real diamonds or not.

Lesa said...

Looking at your table pictures, I saw a couple of items I'd like to pick up. You did splendidly! I only went to the thrift once last month and that was a too-short visit. Yard sales are beginning here again and I really need to be doing that too, don't you think?

Susan said...

What great finds! Love the dolls too, XOXO

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
You found so many nice treasures. I love places like this. Your dolls are so sweet. I wonder what heritage they are? I have 4 of the cutest dolls with clothes to match my heritage - Greek, Polish, Spanish, and French Canadian. I've never given them away, even though they are just plastic small dolls. Your bracelet is so pretty.

I wanted to tell you that I put you on our side bar as "lovely blogs." I don't have too many up there, but your blog is delightful, and now I can just click and visit you often. Have a great week ahead.

Love,
~Sheri

Jill said...

Looks like a fun day!!

Simply Shelley said...

That looked like a lot of fun....and you know.. I think those little dolls are so sweet....who needs diamonds when one has dolls :) Blessings

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! You got some nice things too.

BeachGypsy said...

Fun stuff! Doesn't matter if the bracelet is REAL...as long as it's "real pretty", ha/ha LOL right??! Enjoy!
Looks like fun. Love the sales and the thrift stores!

cynthia lee designs said...

You found some great goodies!! What a pretty turquoise necklace and the tennis bracelet is beautiful!! I think I would have a jeweler check it just to make sure if it is real or not.
hugs,
Cindy

Diane said...

Looks like a fun sale. Bet you saw some fun things! Nice purchases too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous sale, great buys...even if the bracelet isn't real diamonds )))!

Donna said...

I really love that little purse - precious!

Veronica Roth said...

Oh that's so much fun! I love everything you bought. Actually, I did just buy a beaded purse for absolutely no reason except that it was pretty. Real diamonds? Oh who cares, it's pretty and you like it and that's all that counts. Hope your week is shaping up nicely. :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

Your little dolls need a gnome home...lol! They have such a fairy tale feel to them. Great finds!

Joyce Olson said...

I am going to have you come to Texas and shop with me! You find the best goodies-I love glitter and glam-so the bracelet is my very favorite!

xoxoxo-
Jemma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sales like these are always fabulous and usually great prices. I love your 'diamond' bracelet! Hugs!!

Beth P said...

Looks like you did darn good! Gosh, I can't remember the last time I went treasure hunting at the thrift shops! Too long for sure! Hope the weather where you are is not being too topsy turvy?!
Hugs,
Beth P

September Violets said...

You did well for $12! Great finds and it looks like such a nice venue too. They look like real diamonds to me with that big sparkle! Wendy x

Joy H said...

What fun for you to get back to thrifting. I love the treasures you found! Hope you have a great week. We are expecting another few inches of snow tomorrow.

Carol Z said...

I would have had the best time here.Since I couldn't be there, thanks for bringing me along with your fun purchases.

Trace4J said...

Happy February!
So much fun.
You find the best treasures.
Warm woolie hugs

annie said...

great buys, the purse is cute! I'm guessing "not" on the bracelet, but have it checked, and Please say "YES!!! it was!" "."

Diane Writes said...

Hi there dearest namemate! I'm again late for this post. *Sorry*

If only I can join you, I would love it!!!The goodies and the festive environment are so inviting.

Thank you for forever linking up.