A Few More Found Treasures

Update:  See the Rocking Chair Update HERE.
               See the Table Update HERE.
It's still summertime around here, even though I'm hearing some bloggers making noise about Fall.  To them I say, "Nooooooo - Don't rush it!"  It took a looooong time for summer to get here, and I'm not letting go just yet.  So, in the spirit of summer, let me share some of my fabulous yard sale finds!  
Besides getting great deals, the best part about yard sales is the people you meet.  You may remember the afternoon we spent with Gene a couple of years ago.  If you haven't read the story, it's well worth it and will restore your faith in humanity.  
This year, I met a sweet lady who was selling her house to move into an apartment.  Her husband had passed away and she just couldn't take care of it without his help.  She had TONS of small things but this antique egg beater caught my eye:
Her eyes lit up when I lifted it off the shelf and she told me it belonged to her mother, who used to whip cream with it.  
It is stamped A&J with a patent year of 1923.  She sold it to me for $6.  
She also had a few jars and crocks that had been sitting in the barn for quite a while.  This one spoke to me:
Five dollars and a good scrubbing with hot, soapy water gave me this beautiful caramel-colored jar:

She was very sweet and told me all about her new apartment and how excited she was to be moving.  I hope her house sells quickly!

I showed up at the next sale at the end of the day.  The man was quite a talker and salesman and REALLY wanted to sell me this rocking chair for $10.  
Now, I am a soft-touch for rocking chairs, but I explained I already owned three of them and $10 was more than I wanted to spend.  He immediately offered it to me for $5.  How could I resist?  Here's a look from a different angle:

As we were chatting, I spied this unique yardstick leaning on a nearby table.  
The holes intrigued me.  On the other side, they were numbered 1-16.
I also loved the three locations printed on it - all places I'm familiar with.  He didn't know what the holes were for, but said I could have it for a dollar.  
I had to learn more about those holes, so I did a search and learned that they were for keeping track of valves from an engine when a mechanic was working on it.  Cool, huh?  If you have a guy in your life who works around older cars, show this pic to him.  
My last treasure found in July was at a yard sale we just happened to drive by while running an errand.  My hubby and I pulled in and saw a beautiful cat with a cropped tail.  The lady told us it was one of five kittens her cat had - all with the cropped tails. They didn't take after mama, since she was sleeping on the porch, her fluffy, long tail wrapped around her.  We got the entire story of how and where these kittens were born....people sure love to chat a their yard sales! 
There was lots of 'stuff' in her yard, but the only thing I was interested in was this little table:
The tag said $10 and I asked the lady if her price was firm.  She told me I could have it for $5 since her goal was to get rid of everything. You can't tell in this picture, but the front skirt was crooked and in need of repair.  The top is veneer and pretty scratched, but I'm hoping to save it.  No worries, you'll see it here when it's done.  
I picked up a couple of things at a sale yesterday - too late to add to this post, but, at this rate, I'll have projects to keep me busy for the next year.  How are the yard sales in your area?

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    1. Thanks, Tania. I've been fortunate to find some great bargains during this yard sale season!

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  2. Great finds and I love the egg beater. I'm one of those people wanting. Summer for us has been so humid we haven't been able to sit outside. It's so bad everyone I know in my area of NJ is complaining.

    Enjoy your treasures.

    Cindy

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    1. Once I heard the story behind the egg beater, I knew I had to have it. I didn't want to see a dealer get it.
      We've had a pretty nice summer, a few hot, humid days, but nothing like last summer. Believe me, I'm savoring every minute because I know winter will be here too soon!
      Thanks for stopping by, Cindy.

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  3. Woah, great finds! I especially love the whisk. I love how you get to know the seller a little, makes it so much more interesting and worthwhile.

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    1. I love getting to know the seller - that's how you get the great stories!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I'm with you. Don't rush into fall just yet. I'll take some cooler temps, but not ready for pumpkins and such. Thanks for sharing your finds. Always un to see what others bring home.

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    1. As much as I love Fall, I'm in no hurry either, Sarah. So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Love all the crocks! Great finds for sure :)

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    1. I just knew there was something beautiful under all that dirt! Thanks for stopping by...

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  6. Wonderful finds! Thanks for sharing your treasures on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

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  7. Wow, you really found a bunch of wonderful things. I haven't done as well, this summer, but it hasn't taken the fun out of looking!!

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    1. I've been really fortunate this season, KIm. I agree, good finds or not, it's such fun to look....it's the thrill of the chase!

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  8. I love all your great found treasures, especially the table. I am looking for a table similar to this. Like you I have met some great folks at yard sales. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I hope you find your table!

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  9. Such cool things! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. --Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. It's my pleasure to share!

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  10. Those are some beautiful finds, Ann... I especially love the pretty crock and rocking chair!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I just knew that crock was beautiful under all that dirt.
      I'm so glad you stopped by - come back again soon!

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  11. I love the rocker! You scored some great deals! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecelia. The rocker is next on my list to work on....stay tuned!

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  12. The egg beater is such a cute piece. Great find. Come see these featured.

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    1. That's so sweet of you. Thank you, Katie....on my way!

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