Monday, July 26, 2010


Nope, it's too hot!  I am not going out to any yard sales.  I know that is where the best bargains are but I'm not's too hot!  I know that people will be ready to sell cheap because it's so hot, but no I'm not one is talking me into going out in this heat!!  I am just going to take a nap! you want to see what I got at the yard sales? 
Franciscan Desert Rose 
Now the folks having this yard sale were sitting in the shade 
not wanting to move, and I understood as sweat was rolling down my back (no glistening here gals, I was sweatin!)
This teapot caught my eye and finally the lady came over and I asked how much?  Oh...$1 and $1 for anything on this table
A gravy boat
Butter dish (marked made in Englad)
Divided Veggie Bowl
Large Canister
A chipped pitcher (who cares)
This very cute basket
I know it is a newer piece but I love the detail
Four of these decorations (2 were chipped..again who cares)
and A 'look alike'
Watering Can
Some are marked made in England, some made in Portugal 
Not bad for $10 and a whole lot of sweat!

I found more bargains honey
but I'm too hot and sweaty to show you now
I need some sweet tea and a fan darlin!
I'll be back with more fabulous finds...
Until then please check out these other thrifty friends
With our sweet hostess Linda 



chubskulit said...

Those are nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda. Now that was definitely worth going out in the heat for. Enjoy your sweet tea and fan!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, Linda, I am SOOOOOO envious. I am violating commandment #10 big time!! I LOVE desert rose and have just started collecting that pattern. But you know what...I surely didn't get any of it for that price. And I have NEVER seen it at garage sales.

Now speaking of garage sales...I had one last October, the very first weekend of October, which I think was either October 1st or 2nd....and I wore a winter coat!!!!! The weather changed that weekend, and it stayed cold (by my Florida-blood standards) until the first week of June.

It was cold, windy, gray, and cloudy, and everyone that came to my yard sale commented on it being a bad day for a yard sale. endured the heat to shop, and I endured the cold to sell.

Have a wonderful day.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are too funny sweat and all. I love your bargain dishes you got. Great buys and so pretty. Chips? Who cares?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's worth the sweat so that you could get all of these wonderful dishes! NEAT, Linda!


Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

WOW what a deal cracked me up too....too hot, but you managed. Where are you keeping all this stuff is what I want to know....I know in my home you do not want to open a may get hurt lol!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow Linda, it was definitely worth your while to work up some garage sale sweat! Amazing deal on the Franciscan ware and everything else. And I saw on another blog that you're definitely going to the Longest Garage Sale. Yay!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I think you WIN the prize for the DEAL OF THE WEEK!!!! What beautiful pieces for just one buck each...happy NTT!


Sue said...

I think the hot days result in the hot sales! I'm glistening and they're doing the same except on a higher level 'cause they're in a hot garage! People want to get rid of things and close up shop. Can I say bargains?
I love the pattern of all your finds. And yes, so what about a few cracks?
:-) Sue

Jennifer said...

you did good girl!!!

Julie Harward said...

I didn't know that about yard sales but it makes sense. Lovely dishes, you did good! And I say; "when the going gets tough, the tough get going!" Looks like you did :D


I don't think it could ever be too hot for a good sale.
Blessings and hugs:_)

Jane said...

I think you were one smart cookie to go yard sale shopping in the heat. Look at the deals you got!! Beautiful pieces!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, I am laughing about the irresistable call of the yard sale - the things we will do to find a bargain! And Wow! Did you ever find bargains!! It was so worth sweating for those deals. What a bargain hunting trooper, and it paid off! Congratulations! laurie

Rose said...

you are funny. you did well with finds. do you go to yard sells when it rains?

Jeanette said...

Score! That heat kept my sister from going to yard sales and I thought she was die hard! LOL

Vintage Christine said...

When did I give you permission to post that drawing of me in the bikini, hmmmmmmm?

My sister has all Mom's Franciscan Apple dishes--she has the ones from the 50's--yours are the new versions but I can't believe you got them so cheap! They're expensive!!!! I don't mind going to yard sales or flea markets when it's hot but the problem is that no one wants to HAVE them! Or they start at 6am and close up shop at 10am. Grrrr.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now that was work sweating for! Sometimes, if you can find a good match -- fingernail polish is great for hiding pottery chips. For a buck what have you got to loose? And it doesn't wash off either -- I've mended many a plate and platter that way.

Jojo said...

Lucky you! Wow! Great find and perfect for a Pink Saturday!!!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Worth the sweat, I'd say!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Linda - I can just picture you there shopping in this HOT July heat in Georgia.

Sure glad you got some beautiful things for your effort. I love them.

When is that long street sale? Hope the weather is good for that.

Pam said...

Wow. A dollar each is a ridiculous deal. I was out this weekend too and it was brutal.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great bargains despite the sweat - I mean glistening. :-D

Susan said...

The Desert Rose pieces you got, Linda, are definitely very, very expensive pieces. You did extremely well. Good job! Susan

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! You also did great love that price point! The dishes are so pretty.

:) Michelle

Mimi said...

I want to go yard saling with you! You got a great deal at a dollar, aren't you glad you braved the heat?!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great bargains! The rose dishes are so pretty!


Dawn said...

All that heat was worth it! You got a great little collection!

Pondside said...

You are the Queen of garage sales! Do you know how much the Desert Rose goes for up here? Let's just say that I've never, ever seen anything under $20. Great finds - by the sweat of your brow!

My name is PJ. said...

Some of those pieces I've never seen before! What a great haul, you lucky devil!!

mizmollye said...

Oh Linda, I cannot believe you snagged those so cheap. I have a friend here in town who would just be in heaven if I had been able to go to that sale. She's a collector and I'd have bought every piece for her! XXXMollye

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great yard sale scores! Was it worth the sweat? :-) Yes, it was!
We had a yard sale last fall -- and it RAINED.
Enjoy your pretty roses!

Shellbelle said...

Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday, you're such a doll! Sheila and I were talking about you and she told me you had gotten some great deals on Desert Rose. She was right! Can't beat anything for a buck!

I told her that when I was in high school my best friend's mother was a hand painter of that pattern for Franciscan Ware when the plant was located in Glendale, California. They were there for 50 years before production was moved to the UK in the 80s. It's odd for me to see these dishes marked "Made in England" after so many years of seeing them produced in California.

My big mistake was asking for a different pattern when I got married and she bought me service for 8. If I knew then what I know now, I'd have a really nice collectible! Oh well, I loved the Sundance pattern I chose and it went with my taste at the time.

Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

I've seen that pattern in antique stores for A LOT! You scored big time. I know what you mean about it being too hot to yard sale. I did it too the last two weeks. I just took my sweat with me.


GoodyGirlRed said...

I hope it cools down for you--sounds super hot. Great finds, I love the pattern.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh WOW! I see you have an eye for beautiful things! ANd what a steal of a price! I can't wait to see how you use them!
Lovely and Sooooooo worth the sweat!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You really did score, didn't you! Good job! :-)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

stefanie said...

oh, my!!! I think you have gotten the best deal EVER!!! I can't believe it!! sooooo lucky.
yes the giveaway is over.

Coloradolady said...

Thank you for stopping by today and your sweet words...I have felt pretty bad all week in thinking back at my actions! You will see why!!

I love your garage sale finds, and I would have said...give me a box too!!! what pretty dishes and great prices I might add!!

sissie said...

Hey Linda! You made out like a bandit. Love it all. And, it's pink!!!!

I said the same thing about going out on Saturday, but I did anyway and I was soaking wet when I got home. I headed right for the shower and didn't go out again! LOL.

The bad part is that I didn't find goodies like yours.


Kim said...

No WAY!! That was a HUGE score, like the score of a lifetime. Worth all the sweat.

Jacqueline said...

These look fantastic. A little sweat, or maybe a lot, really paid off. Plus, they probably figured no one else was going to come around and that helped too. Can't wait to see them on a table.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! What a deal! You scored! Love it all. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Diann said...

Hi Linda!
great finds! I love the set. Sometimes it pays to sweat a little!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I'm hot was it?

Anonymous said...

OH, HUSH UP! YOU DIDN'T! I am so dripping with envy, not sweat, right now. That has got to be the best $10 you ever spent. Or at least, it would be the best I ever spent if I happened upon a yard sale like that. Drool, drool, drool. There I go, dripping again.


Donna said...

Oh my gosh! You really lucked out finding these wonderful pieces! Ihad to do a double take on the total price! Lucky you :)

Sharlotte said...

Hi Linda,
WOW! I can't believe what all you found! And the prices??? Can't be beat...I'm just in awe. Thanks so much for sharing your treasures and stopping by to visit.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Linda, what great finds and for such a great price, too! I love the Franciscan Desert Rose pattern. How pretty. I'm a wee bit jealous, dear. You must have been doing your happy dance. :-)

It was terribly hot yesterday here, as well, but that didn't stop me from going out, either. Of course, I only had to drive 10 minutes away and then go into an air conditioned building, but still, I had no air conditioning in the car. That was a hot drive. ;-)

I hope you have a lovely rest of your day today,

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That was a wonderful find. They are beautiful and the price could not be beat. Thanks for sharing.

marsha said...

So happy for you! I was thrilled when I found a Desert Rose tea set at TJ Maxx lately for $25. but nothing like your bargains! Way to go!!