Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Fifty Cent Garage Sale

Since I moved to Saint Marys, Georgia I haven't found any great garage sales, but last week when I was Dunedin, Florida, I hit the jackpot! I was staying at a friends house and on the last day I was out watering her backyard before leaving to head over to my daughter's. I noticed the two senior ladies who live net door were emptying out a storage shed in their backyard and when I ask if they were getting ready for a garage they said yes and everything is going to be 50 cents!

I turned off the hose and headed right over. Since I was their first customer of the day, I had first choice. Here's what I packed in the car for only…

50 cents a piece!

The clear vase is a little over 12-inches tall and is going to look fabulous filled with part of my seashell collection. The ruby-colored vase is 9-inches tall; I love when the sun hits ruby glass!

Since it was early in the morning and I had not had any coffee yet, I missed out on the deal of the day. The ladies had an 8-foot rattan shelf in perfect condition. It would have been perfect on my front porch with my rattan chairs, but I never could have fit it in my car. For 50 cents, I should have bought it and put it in my friends garage and figured out how to get it to Georgia later. Oh well, my loss, someone else's gain.

The day before I had hit another sale in the neighborhood and walked away with these bargains:

These three nestled baskets came to me for only $2.00.

I have developed a passion for Pfaltzgraff dishes after receiving a set in a giveaway from Cindy @ Applestone Cottage. When I saw this brand new in the box set at another garage sale, I quickly snapped service for four up for only $5.00!

This Garden Sunrise set is part of Pfaltzgraff's everyday collection. I love the bright, summery colors.

I'm linking with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays to show off my bargains. Be sure to stop by to see all the other goodies that were found this week!


29 Thoughtful Comments:

Joyce said...

Great score especially the price of the dish set.

Stacy said...

Great deals! The dishes are very pretty.

Kaybe said...

That would have been a sight heading north on 95 - Your little Yaris with the shelf strapped to the top. Don't forget the red flags. As always, great finds.

Anonymous said...

I am a sucker for a good basket, and that is a good basket! I love it. You have got the bargins of the year my friend. Great work.

Loui♥ said...

wonderful finds..
super $cores!!!!
so glad you've had a good time..
missed you!
and the dishes.. divine1
perfect BEACHY colors!
warm sandy hugs..

Drawn to The Sea said...

That's Pfaltzgraff? Wow, the company's come a long way. Great finds :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Talk about being at the right place at the right time. You scored on the 50 cent yard sale items! They are really nice!!! Also a set of dishes for $5 big time score! I love that design, very cheerful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow! You really did hit the jackpot Rhonda! I love it all, especially the baskets.

~ Tracy

Sue said...

Wow...you got very lucky! Love the dishes and the baskets, it has been so hot that I can't even think about garage sales here. Ours aren't that good...mostly kids toys and clothes in our town. I love to go when I'm in Florida...so many household things.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Arg!!! I am so jealous! What great deals you got, especially those dishes! Arg!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh My! I am in love with that dish set too! Those colors are fabulous! They will look great with a summery tablescape as well as a fall type scape by adding some deeper oranges with the setting! I love the nestled baskets and your fruit picture. I have never heard of a .50cents yardsale. I sure wish there were more! Great deals!

The Fajdich Times said...

Great finds!!!!! That was a huge score:)

Sea Witch said...

Girl you scored. What treasure you found. I adore St. Mary's, such a lovely little fishing village as they say. SEa Witch

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Rhonda
I loved seeing your amazing garage sale finds. They all look great. We don't have garage sales over here and I am always envious when I hear about them in blogland. We have car boot sales where people sell their stuff from the boot/trunk of their cars. They are fun but I don't get to go often. I love what you did with the pictures, in one of your previous posts, where you put star fish covering the hooks. I have enjoyed catching up with your blog today. I always enjoy hearing about what's going on with you. I am excited that we may be able to meet up next year. That would be great.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I can't believe that dish set you scored! Wowso, what a deal!
They are so pretty and look brand new. I am so glad you are enjoying the one's you won. I thought they were some of the prettiest I had seen in awhile.
Sounds like your having a very good summer and the shells will look lovely in that vase!

deb said...

OMG! What great finds and awesome prices! Love the dishes :)
Thanks for the visit!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Wow, that sounds like my kind of sale!

Leo said...

Great deals. Hopefully you will post a photo with your seashell display...I would love to see it!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - what a haul! I can't believe all the wonderful goodies you got for so little! Linda

rjerdee said...

Oh, my, you have a great eye for bargains!

............. said...

I know long gone are the days of 10 cents or a quarter. I can't find those kinds of yard sales anymore and when I do they are few and far between.

Love the egg plate and baskets.

Completely Coastal said...

I'm loving the vases!!!

Hope you don't mind that I used one of your fabulous ocean photos as a header this week!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Magdalena said...

Hi Shellbelle,
Wow, you scored big time!!! The ruby vase is gorgeous and I love the dishes especially the egg dish, I believe that is a hardboiled egg glass plate, I love those!
I'm going to my parents house in a week or so in upstate NY in the country, I hope I can find some good deals up there.
Hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer! and thanks for your nice comments on my story, I have so much fun creating adventures for Magdalena, she has a lot to learn and I have a feeling she is going to get into some trouble LOL!! I'll let Sam know when you have photography related posts, he loves your sunset pictures!
Have a nice evening

Unknown said...

Great finds. I especially like the fun colours on the Pfaltzgraf dishes.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I'm off to see more of your blog.

CrazyCris said...

quite a shopping spree! good thing it was 50 cents each! ;o) did it all fit in your car?

I miss garage sales... the chance to browse in them, and the chance to get rid of some of my stuff! Don't exist in Spain... My sister says in England they're called "boot sales" (as in out of the car boot aka trunk for us yanks!) :p

Biljana said...

Hi Rhonda!!
Thank you very much for visit my blog.Great finds, in my Country we have not garage sale.
Your blog is wonderful:))
I am your newest follower.
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Pam Kessler said...

Great finds and who can beat 50 cents a piece. This is my first time to your blog and I find it so relaxing. Love the recipes and you make me wish I was at the beach. Not a lot of beaches up here in Ohio.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gee Rhonda.. what bargains!! 50 cents each!!! you should know how to find them.

Love the frame in that first photo.. fabulous.. and maybe you should have take the rattan shelving.. although I won't tell you that now and increase your disappointment.. hahaha

thanks for the fabulous comment on the chairs post... really cheered me up...

Have a great weekend. xxx Julie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You hit the mother lode here, Rhonda!


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