Fab Friday Finds – The Score $20 Bought!

The stars aligned in yard sale land last weekend!

Our eyes met from across the road.

Well, lamps don’t have eyes, but you get the idea.

I shouted, “those lamps, I must have them”

and veered to the side of the road where I parked and ran to stake my claim.

I hunted and pecked through boxes and bins and piled my booty up …

all the while thinking I wouldn’t have enough $ to pay for all of it.

How much do you want for this, I asked?

Oh, whatever you think, Tina (yes, I like to get to know my yard sale sellers intimately) told me.

So I did what any self respecting yard sale maven would do.

I kept piling up “stuff” until I could pile no more.

My Haul

1 huge trunk

2 fantabulous 70’s drip lamps

46 keys on a 1940’s typewriter

1 Dansk mid century modern red pot

1 huge conch shell

oodles of white glass spice jars (spices still inside – ugh)!

All for one low price of $20!

Looks like the K (for Kelly) key got a lot of use!

I envision lots of junk in this trunk.

I can’t decide if this tops my $6 thrift shop score.

What do you think?

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  1. What a score! Totally jealous- i have never had that much luck at one yard sale! That blue lamp is great…

  2. Now that is the mother load! Can’t wait to see what you do with it all Kelly!

  3. Nicely done ~ Those lamps are amazing!

  4. Kelly, kelly, kelly, kelly … isn’t that a Cheers show thing?!? I think the K was used for Karah though. And drip glaze has ALWAYS been my favorite. :) I think I like this lot better, so many things, so little money.

  5. Are you serious? I am in love with all of it! I need to find a deal like this for sure…lucky duck!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  6. You lucky girl! I’ve had no luck like you! Love it all!

  7. That’s an amazing price for amazing scores! I just adore that typewriter. I have no idea where I would display that in my home but suddenly have the urge to visit each and every yard sale in Chicago in search of my very own 1940s typewriter …



  8. Oh snap! You lucky duck. I haven’t been yard sale-ing this spring because I need to clear out some stuff from my garage, but you’ve got me itching to go now. Great finds. Love the old typewriter. And the trunk. And the lamps are pretty bohemian-chic-cool too. Congrats on the loot!

  9. Kelley,

    These are all great finds — especially the vintage typewriter {we have a collection} and the trunk. I have a similar trunk that my great grandmother used when she sailed to NY from Ireland. Can’t wait to see how you use these items in your beautiful home.


  10. Yay for you! Looking forward to more garage sales here in MN soon :) Laurel

  11. Are you serious all of those items for $20. I am very very jealous right now. I am in love with the trunk my mom has one from her family. Great finds!

  12. I’m in love with the typewriter, I so want one! You found so many neat things for so little money!

  13. Kelly,

    Seriously…..when you told me about the trunk, I had no idea that it was that fabulous. Seriously. And the typewriter and the lamps. *sigh* I can just see you waving the lamps around and smiling.

    She who gets the yard sale finds….always has the last laugh!

    :) me

  14. It looks like you’re getting all the best deals in town! Really! 20? You lucky girl!

  15. I am drooling…..I need to go shopping. :)

  16. Heck freakin’ YA BABY!! You scored. OMG. You KNOW how much that trunk is worth 😉 You are killing it at the tag sales. It’s pouring here, but once the weather turns… I’ll be out trying to keep up with your prowess!! Congrats =)

  17. Love those lamps. Those are some great scores. Funny, I was just putting together a list of my haul this week too. Mine is not nearly as cute as yours!

  18. I can’t believe you got all of that for $20!!! What the heck?!?!

  19. Holy Geez! I just saw lamps like that on a website for $300 each!!! Score!!!

  20. would love to see the spice jars! Awesome haul!

  21. Love that typewriter! Great score for 20 bucks.

  22. I literally just smacked my desk in a jealous fit over that trunk. My parents have a similar one on their front porch and I keep trying to beg it off of them… but it’s not working. :/ Great finds!

  23. You are a yard sale rock star! Amazing! I love a good yard sale, but you seem to get really unbelievable deals! Good for you! Fantastic loot!
    Have a great weekend!

  24. I’m impressed. Really, really impressed.


  25. Dang, girl, I wanna go thrifting with YOU! Total score all the way around. Way to get the weekend started with a bang!
    xo Heidi

  26. twenty bucks?

    you’re killing me here
    and i’m drooling with envy

    way to go!


  27. That tops my haul today. They had everything you can fit in the bag for a buck. Trouble was, I didn’t want most of the stuff.


  28. WOW! What fabulous finds!!! You did amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  29. That typewriter is on MY wish list! What a lucky gal! what a great haul!!

  30. Are my comments going to spam on you too? I am certain I commented on your Mother load! I love your new treasures!~

  31. Whoa…great haul!

  32. What awesome treasures! Great finds!

  33. Love, love that trunk! You got a great deal on all those neat things! A pat on the back is in order!

  34. That Remington is BEYOND fabulous! Incredible finds!

  35. Who has that much good stuff at one sale? Amazing finds and amazing that you got it all before anyone else. What a sweet deal. Love it!

  36. WOW, Kelly!!! I need to go shopping with you!!!!

  37. A woman after my own heart. What a score – I love it when the seller wants to bundle. I want my truck full when I return home. Can’t wait to see what you do with all of it. Followed over from The Shabby Nest.

  38. Wow! That’s awesome! Apparently becoming good friends with the sellers is working out for you. I’m a new follower!

  39. Wow! You beat my best. I love every single thing you picked up. How fun!


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