April 23, 2012

Yard Sale Trickery

I had another great weekend yard sale shopping...for the most part.   Two nice neighborhoods near me hold a community yard sale each year and they happened to fall on the same day this year.  Although I wasn't looking for anything in particular, I managed to find some cute loot.  But as you’ll see, I was swindled by one purchase.  Luckily, it wasn’t quite as traumatic as my experience at the same community yard sale last year when I got a flat tire!

First, I found a pair of filigree candle holders.  Although I don’t really need another set of candle holders, which is exactly what I said last week when I bought a different set of candle holders, I bought them anyway.  Funny thing is, I rarely burn candles!  But I like how they look, and in my defense, I thought they’d match well with my filigree utensil holder, so maybe I’ll keep them in or near the kitchen.  At a different house, I found a gorgeous photo frame.  I need another photo frame about as much as I need another candle holder, but this one is just beautiful.

At a different yard sale, I picked up a few books.  Two to read for fun and a bird watching book from the 1950s just because I liked the illustrations in it.  Underneath of the books, is what I thought was a very nice tray.  But I was duped!  Lied to, scammed, swindled, I tell you!  See that white patch of missing paint on the left side of the tray?  Well, I didn’t see it when I bought it because it was covered by a price sticker the seller had put on top of it.  Who does that?!  This is a friendly neighborhood yard sale, but the sellers felt it was necessary hide a very noticeable spot on a tray worth only a few dollars and trick someone?  In reality, it’s not a big deal because I was considering repainting the tray anyway, but I’m mad out of principal!  Good thing I only paid half of their asking price for it!

But the day ended on a positive note for me when I found this cute wicker carrier.  I thought it would be a cute and convenient way to put cups holding utensils or condiments in it and carry them onto our patio for barbeques.


Did you score any yard sale finds this weekend?  Have you ever been tricked by a purchase like I was?


Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, I do like that basket tote a lot!!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Melanie said...

Maybe you were just meant to paint that tray :P

Love the candle sticks.

Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

Great finds!

Tricky tricksters with the tray! I bet you can fix it up, or just put something over the top. Perhaps a candle holder :)

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

I think I will have to paint it. But I like the idea of just covering up the scratch too!