Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Best Deal of the Yard Sale

I may have only raked in a measly $18.50 at yesterday's yard sale but that doesn't mean that I didn't come home with a couple of things that I didn't have before - like a George Foreman style grill that didn't sell which my sister-in-law was just going to send to Goodwill and a couple of pretty blue kitchen cannisters.

The best thing, though, wasn't in the yard sale but was found in my Mom's house while we were gathering things up to put in the sale - this circa 1950 picture of my Mom when she was about 16 years old, the same age Amanda is now. You'll notice she doesn't have pink or blue or green hair, though!

She said that I could keep it and I've got to say that's worth a lot more than $18.50 any day of the week!


  1. *gasp*

    I. Love. This.

    How amazing!! Great find. ;)

  2. What a gorgeous shot of your Mom. You're right. It is priceless.

  3. thats a beautiful picture! I love the blue sky in the background! Congrats on such a find!

  4. There is a simple elegance to this pose. One with nature and such.

    And nice in color - not many people shot with the more expensive to purchase and process color film in 1950. Since the photo is not in black and white, it is a mild shame that she didn't have blue hair. Although auburn is a nice color.

  5. That is awesome! We just got a sepia photograph of Mark's grandparents' wedding (61 years ago). It looks like it is from some old movie. Love it!

  6. she is beautiful! and i had an outfit just like that. i forgot all about it...

    smiles, bee

  7. Sounds like you made out very well with the yard sale -especially with this photograph. I think anytime we fine photos of family members -especially good ones like this, they really are priceless additions to enrich our lives.

  8. So the yard sale wasn't a total bust, the picture is great, plus a george foreman grill!

    Aside from the obvious steaks, chops, burgers, etc, one of the things I like to do on my george foreman grill is zucchini.
    I get a zuke about 8" long, cut the ends off, then slice it horizontally into about 1/2" strips. I soak/marinate the strips in Italian salad dressing, then grill them on my georgie.

  9. Mo's recipe sounds great.

    I also love this photograph
    of your mother.

    It is priceless, and probably the real reason you were at the sale, so that she could give you the photo.

  10. Anonymous10:53 AM EDT

    Your mom is beautiful! Love the photo... aren't family relics the bomb?

  11. Anonymous8:01 PM EDT

    I never make much at yard sales.


  12. oh whoa!

    that is an amazing picture...I know you will treasure it forever...

    so the junk you didn't sell...did you bring it all home?


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