Sunday, May 3, 2009

I love Church sales!

I promised to show you some of my finds from yard sales this week. This lovely couple was found in a church basement! I saw them first thing and snapped them up. they were still in the original box. I think they might be from the 50's, does anyone have any idea how to date these?
Look how adorable they are. I brought it home and Earl just looked at me like I was crazy. I explained that I thought it was pretty and romantic. It was one of those, "What?" moments for him. LOL. I think it's adorable!
And down in the shredded tissue paper of the box was hiding this little couple! I think they are about 2" tall, probably made for cupcakes. I got the whole box for $2.
This blue and white creamer came from an estate sale for $1. I set it in front of a yard sale platter purchased last year and then realized they had almost matching patterns!

And these cute Napco cherub candle holders? In the free box! They have some cracks and may have been glued, but I don't care. I think they are great and you can't beat free:>)
I have still not gotten around to finishing my church sale chairs for the dining room! I need to spray paint outside and the weather has not been cooperative. Rain, wind, you name it. I am also having a hard time finding just the right fabric for the seats. I have had black and cream toile in the dining room for years and I'm feeling the need for some changes. I loved my toile for so long and I wont be getting rid of it, I may pull it out again some day. We are supposed to have better weather this week so maybe I'll make some progress. If you want to see some more great finds, or share some of your own, head over to Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality. She has a linky going:>) I'll see you all later!


  1. With regards to the bride and groom, contact Tracey Buxton at Notes from a Cottage Industry ( as I believe she collects those.


  2. Goodness what precious finds! Nice to meet you Kathy and your blog is awesome. ♥

  3. They are adorable!! What sweet little treasures. So glad you like the poem. Big, BIG hug to you dearest one.

  4. Kathy, your little couples are so cute and romantic. The creamer has found the perfect home.

    Hey, in my neighborhood we have an Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale. I have to confess that in the past it has gotten on my nerves because the traffic is so bad it's dangerous. This year since all my blogging friends have shown me the way, I'm going to gather my $1 bills and go looking around! It's coming up pretty soon.

  5. You found some very nice things. I love the blue and white pitcher. I didn't see anything like it at the sales, yesterday.

  6. You've got some wonderful finds. What fun! Linda

  7. Wedding cake toppers are very collectible. But I have no idea how to date them. Yours is just beautiful!

  8. Kathy, I love any kind of yard ones tend to be pretty good! I wanted to tell you that my niece is being married at the end of June and is using vintage cake toppers as the theme for her wedding reception. I think she'd gladly buy this from you and pay shipping! Email me if you'd like her information! Georgefam05 at gmail dot com

  9. Great finds. It seems as though all it does is rain here. Hugs..m.

  10. awesome finds! looks like you had a fun filled day:)

  11. I just love everything~ I don't know what you will do with the bride and groom but I do know I would have paid $$ for the little cherubs!!

    Great job, Kathy!! :-D


  12. Dear Kathy,
    lovely blog...great finds...there are a lot of people who collect cake toppers. I love the little couple...the shawl wrapped around her shoulders..very sweet...would be so darling among vintage valentines.
    Thank you for sharing your treasures

  13. Kathy,
    I'm new to your blog...came by way of Rhoda's....

    Church sales are wonderful...I've found many 'treasures' there.

    I've enjoyed my visit and invite you to drop by my home anytime.

    Happy Thrifting...Betty @ Country Charm

  14. What cute wedding couiples.
    Great find

  15. Awesome finds! I love the cake topper too! That is soooo sweet!!!!


  16. What great finds! That cake topper is so darling and the little cherub candlestick - in the free box - goodness! They're so sweet!

    The weather hasn't been cooperating for me either. Rain and storms every day. You know how I feel about toile, but I know how it is to feel the need for change!


  17. Hi Kathy
    You got some good bargains. I think the wedding couple are adorable! The picture with the blue willlow design looks great with your other blue. I didn't get to go to any sales because I went to the golf tournament with my hubby. There was a church sale just down the road from our house too :(
    Hugs, Rhondi

  18. Cute cake topper, those church sales are fun to go to. thanks for playing along with my party today!

  19. I love the blue and white creamer, and it looks like it is a perfect match with the platter. Don't you just love it when things come together. Great find on the bride and groom too. Debbie

  20. Do you see my eyebrows up? !
    Love the wedding people and the Blue Willow...what a steal!

    Our weather also...with some tornadoes thrown in...don't think certain jobs will ever get done.

  21. Wow, I am in awe of the creamer for $1. What a beautiful piece!

  22. Oh what great finds...I love all of them.
    I can;t wait to see what you do with your dining chairs. I know they will be so pretty.
    Did you finish your bedroom? I am anxious to see what you did in there, too.
    Have a good day, my friend...

  23. What sweet things! Simply beautiful!

  24. Kathy did you send the rain over here? It is supposed to rain all week! I love your new finds as always...


  25. Hi Kathy! I love the cake topper! That is just too pretty! I would have bought it too :) What wonderful finds!

    Thank you so much for the kind comment on my collage too :) You are so sweet!


  26. Great finds! Thanks for sharing them with us. I always love to see what you find. ~Adrienne~

  27. Hi Kathy,
    What great finds! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  28. I love your bride and grooms. I would have bought them too. I'm used to my hubby shaking his head in bewilderment ;-) I don't know how to tell their age but I bet the info is on the Net somewhere.

    So glad to see you sewing again. Your new aprons look wonderful!


  29. Oh Kathy, what terrific finds! I had to laugh at your story of how your husband just doesn't "get it." I have a little bird-in-a-nest displayed on an end table. Last night, my husband walks past it, stops and says: "That bird is really creepy."


    Good luck with your new dining room chairs. Can't wait to see them!

  30. Wow! You really scored some deals! Is the creamer marked Occupied Japan? It looks like a piece I bought and ended up giving to my sweet neighbor friend.


  31. I want to live where you live and go to these sales with you!!! You have a great eye...and I love those wedding cake toppers...they don't have to serve a purpose for you to love them!


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