Monday, February 15, 2016

White Elephant Sale

I love a big community sale. You never know what you'll find!

 

I walked over to the White Elephant sale last weekend that takes place in the Palm Grove Auditorium. And I found some goodies. 

 

One of my favorite finds was this wonderful Dinnertime Cookbook by Ree Drummond. I LOVE her Pioneer Woman series on TV, don't you? She is a sweet lady with a fun blog!

 

I also got a beautiful big piece of coral to put with my mermaid.

 

The other items are movies, wooden boats, a cream pitcher(for 50 cents!) and some old beaded button covers that look like a craft project to me! 

Have you been to a big sale like this lately? 

Any ideas for the button covers? 

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.


46 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now that was a sale worth attending!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a great cookbook. I like watching the cooking channel and the Pioneer Woman cooking show. Your coral and boats are great finds. The beaded button covers are pretty. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

You got some great things! I haven't been to a sale like that in years. Now, I am going to have to start looking for some around here!

EG CameraGirl said...

These big sales are lots of fun but I try to not bring very much home because I worry about where I'm going to put it. lol

Stacey said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with those button covers. How about on a cardigan? At our last house I put some on my curtains. :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the mermaid and the coral you found to keep her company! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Haha Diane, here I am in purge mode for our house (when we get back) but I would never pass up a community sale like this because I love to find special little trinkets. And, this is how all the stuff came to be in the first place. The problem is the basement - one can keep a lot of stuff down there!
Did you have a nice Valentine's Day?

Small City Scenes said...

I like big sales like the one you went to. I have all of ree's cookbooks---great recipes and pictures too. Love your bounty.
MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, you really scored! I wonder who decided to stop cooking ... I would never sell my cookbooks (although I rely more and more on the Internet instead).

Susan said...

Love the white-on-white! Beautiful finds, as usual, Sis!

Patti said...

Oh I know about 5 people who would have fought you for the Pioneer Woman cookbook! LOL! I love sales like this too. I live in nowheresville - not to many sales...so, that would have been FUN! My parent's would have fought ya for the mermaid!

Ariadne said...

The button covers look great as rings or brooches!AriadnefromGreece!

Vee said...

Fantastic! No, I have not been to any sale like that.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love puttering around in these kind of sales, but like Judith, am trying not to bring too much stuff into the house. Hard to resist though. I've seen buttons placed in a heart pattern and framed; those would look nice like that if there's enough. Probably thinking of hearts because of Valentine's Day!

Linda Kay said...

Always fun to do a bit of shopping for bargains.

cucki said...

Beautiful
Love the sweet mermaid x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Some really great finds! Love the buttons!
hugs,
Linda

Donna said...

I tend to avoid the sales as I am getting rid of stuff....but I could have a big sale myself. Those are great finds though!

Susie said...

Diane, I love your sale finds. The boats are so cute. Plus the coral. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kathy said...

That coral is just perfect with your mermaid. You got some really nice things.

I have Ree Drummonds other three cookbooks, but I want to get the dinner one too. I love her show, blog and her recipes.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh boy, did you score! Love those buttons. The problem I have is actually using buttons as pretty as those, so I have a box full, lol.
Love the little pitcher too...can't have too many cream pitchers.

Mary Cromer said...

It is really fun to go to these kinds of events, but while I love them, I am trying to get rid of things these days, to make these older years a little bit easier on me for cleaning and such. I still have too much and dust sure makes it's way back quickly. Hope you have a great week~

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

No I have not been to a sale in a very long time, so I am jealous--
love all your treasures--great finds-
love and laughter, di

podso said...

Its such fun to go to a sale like that. It looks like you found some great things!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I would love to go to a sale like that. Things are sparse around here this time of year. I'm bored!

The button covers would look cute on one of the dolly dresses you make.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like you came upon some fun finds, Diane! I like the little boats especially. Have a happy Monday. xo - Judy

20 North Ora said...

Great finds! The buttons would be cute as centers on yoyo flowers.

Judy

Debby Ray said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...you find the BEST stuff, Diane! Have a great week :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

First- before I forget - I love your header - it looks like lace in the sky. Your finds are fabulous - that little pitcher is just precious. I don't have any ideas for the pretty buttons - but I would have picked them too if I ever saw any - I'm fascinated with buttons. Hope your week is a fabulous one dear friend.

edenhills said...

How fun! I love the coral and mermaid.

September Violets said...

What a fun sale, and you picked up some nice things. Your mermaid seems to like that big piece of coral! I hope you find some inspiration for your pretty beaded buttons ... check out pinterest! Have a great week Diane!
Wendy

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a gorgeous piece of coral. I'm having beach envy. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane,
I have not been to a big sale like that for a long while. Such treasures can be found. And it looks like you found a few yourself! i love that little creamer. Very sweet! Love those buttons too and yes those definitely look like a craft project for sure!!!
xoxo
Linda

Diane said...

Fun finds! Those type of sales are always interesting. There haven't been any near me in quite awhile.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful buttons!!! Looks like you hit the jack-pot!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fun event to attend, Diane! You found some wonderful things. I love buying cookbooks on discount. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I haven't been to a white elephant sale in years. How fun. xo Laura

Margie said...

I'm a fan of white elephant sales too! Looks like you scored some great items!

bj said...

how fun...and i can't believe one would sell their PW cookbook...I guard mine like gold. :)

bj said...

I do love the Princess....and thanks for the shout out...xoxo

Carla from The River said...

You did great!
I love the boats. Fun!
No, I have not been lucky lately in thrift shopping. Maybe you will rub off on me. ;-)

Boopnut said...

Love it! I am anxious to go to an indoor rummage sale this Saturday. You have to read "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels," how she met her husband! Quick read!
Deb

Tina said...

What wonderful finds! Have a wonderful day.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Diana, Loving your cook book, I love her too. Your mermaid looks beautiful. Loving the coral,nice size you found. I would use the button covers as centers for maybe some hand made lace flowers, you know me, any excuse to craft.
I love sales like that, fun.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

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

What great items you find! I love everything you chose but it's a good thing I don't live there as I would be dragging too many of those good deals home with me and as you know, I am TRYING to downsize! LOL!

Red Rose Alley said...

Lots of goodies you found at the White Elephant Sale. I've watched The Pioneer Woman sometimes on tv when she shares some of her dishes. Yes, I like her a lot.

~Sheri