Saturday, 28 June 2014

New Treasures

My friend, Pari and I just returned from a 4.66 km walk that we did in 1 hour.  We are getting much better now we have been at it for a steady 2 weeks.  Good thing we went for a walk as our friends, Doug & Vicki are visiting and we had Chinese Buffet for Dinner, and I also have to confess I had ice cream two times today ... shame on me !

First thing this morning I called Pari as every Canada Day Weekend there are lots of Yard Sales in and about Wiarton.  I picked her up and we headed on downtown.  We must have landed at 10 sales.

Yes I had my trunk pretty full with new treasures.  The little sweet treasure in the photo to the right unfortunately wasn't for sale.  She had been sitting so still apparently she had startled a few people when she did move.  So sweet.

There are only a couple of my new treasures.  I absolutely love the wooden and wrought iron set of ducks, as well as the Church Birdhouse.  I had also gotten a small patio table, as I have been searching for one, shown in the trunk photo for the sum of $2.00.  Should anyone know me they realize how truly frugal and careful I am about purchases the majority of the time.  The Garden Bears I loved as well as the demi tea cup.  Oh yes I must not forget the 2 very deep mixing bowls, which are difficult to find now a days as the new ones are usually so shallow.

The treasure I was amazed at getting was this Antique Cranberry and Prism lamp.  Is it not gorgeous ?  I had admired it a couple of weeks ago at this same place when they had a yard sale, however it was priced at $95.00 or best offer.  I was afraid to offer and insult so I hadn't.  Today they said any offer would not be refused.  I asked the lady what her best price would be and she let me have it for ......

.... a mere $15.00 !!!  can you believe it?  I can already picture it in my last and forever home in my Minds Eye, as well as some other treasures I have put away.

I had also bought a lovely pair of boots for $10.00.  Another deal was 2 pairs of capris, a pair of jeans, a dress, a pair of slacks for Rob, and a few tops for a total of $4.00 !!!  yes I did well this day in my purchasing of new treasures.

I had just pulled back in our driveway from Yard Sailing to have ....

... our friends, Vicki & Doug, pull in behind me.  Hooray !!! them visiting has been long overdue in my books (even though I almost talk to Vicki every day, it is not the same as seeing her in person).

Once they had gotten their 5th wheel set up I took them out to a couple of the Yard Sales, then we went  for Homemade Ice cream downtown at Lloyd's Smoke Shop.  Vicki had Strawberry Rhubarb, I had Black Cherry and Doug had French Vanilla ... oh so good.

After 5 pm we headed out over to Owen Sound to the Twin Dragon (our favourite Chinese spot) to have a really good Chinese Buffet Dinner.

I am hoping tomorrow will be as wonderful as today was with the rain holding off so we can get out and about on our Motorcycles for good ride.

In the meantime I am going to call it a day, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. Nice finds, Cindy! I'm yet to start garage shopping this year but I will mostly stick to clothes for boys for fall...

  2. Enjoy your time with your friends!


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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