City. Wide. Yard. Sale.
This year Morro Bay's annual city wide yard sale boasted over 125 sales! It's a little overwhelming (so many sales, so much competition), a little frustrating (think traffic jams on residential streets) and really, really awesome! Our plan was to systematically work our way through the town until we could yard sale no more and I think we did pretty good. We found some really great treasures and only spent $15!
The metal "Public Telephone" sign was our first buy. It's double sided and in great condition. I originally planned on putting it above our phone (where else) but after doing some research, found out they sell on ebay for around $80 and up! Im tempted to sell it but will probably end up keeping it.
The little orange jug fits in perfectly with my growing collection of pottery pieces. The yellow cream and sugar are California Pottery from the flea market ($1!) and the little teapots are actually salt and pepper shakers.
The yellow pyrex bowl and the metal chair came from the same barn sale. It was my favorite kind of sale - where you have to dig through piles of junk to find the treasures. It makes me feel like I'm on American Pickers. I love the condition of the chair and wouldn't change a thing. We also got a few unexciting, utilitarian household items (including a free full size, lidded rubbermaid garbage can perfect for recycling).
This is a vintage aluminum foil/ wax paper/ paper towel dispenser. Its three serrated doors flip open and inside are curved trays to rest the rolls in. Its wall mountable and a great way to free up drawer and counter space. I really love it but unfortunately I don't have the right kitchen decor to go with the chrome and it comes across a little too much like a towel dispenser in a public bathroom. As you can see in the first picture, it was in rough shape but I got to shine like new by rubbing it down with a piece of balled up aluminum foil. I had read about this trick when I was researching how to restore my vintage suitcase. I was a little skeptical but it works like a charm!
All in all, it was a perfect weekend :)