My grandaughter has me smitten with the Disney Animator dolls. I see a lot of them at yard sales and the swap meet--  I try my darn-est not to buy them... but every now and then, I get weak and pick one up. This Aurora doll was only $2.00 and will clean up as good as new (when I get around to it!)  The printed painting of the fat cat was .25¢ I couldn't resist it! The silver painted urn, jewelry and book were only $4.00... such bargains~
 The little book was printed in 1923 and has fabulous photos on every page illustrating carpentry and how to construct buildings with "modern construction."...and it smells like an old book... *swoon*
My backyard is getting quite full of pirate treasure, but that doesn't stop me from hauling more home. I imagine pirates had a lot of stuff--- that's my story and I'm sticking with it. The fabulous tin box was only $1.00... how could I pass that up? I am always on the look out for skulls and skeletons all year long. I think it just adds a little bit of spookiness to my backyard, especially at night time. I got all of this for $5.00 for the lot. *score*

I also found five super large lanterns for only $2.50 each. They were originally solar powered lanterns with faux candles inside-- obviously, they no longer work. I'm going to take them apart, give them all a new coat of black paint and put them back together and place either a real candle in each one or a large battery operated candle in each one.
 Small, inexpensive odds and ends...
 Ah, pulleys... I love me some pulleys! The two small pulleys were only $2.50 each! The large pulley was $5.00. Score.
 I got these two heavy plaster planters for $5.00 for the pair. They will look fabulous sporting a new color of either silver or gold.
 I also got another table... what are we at now? eight... This wooden table and benches was only $30.00. Had. To. Have. It. I think it really finishes off this little area next to the pirate bar. Cute.
 At a church rummage sale I bought two carved wooden birds. How cute are these! Only six bucks for the two.... I also bought two more urns and a pile of pirate treasure. 
A treasure filled weekend for sure!
big hugs,


  1. Lots of great finds for your pirate area! Love the birds. My grandgirl is 13 now and isn't into dolls!

  2. Cheryl I am absolutely smiling wide!!! What a happy post. I love that you are transforming your backyard into a pirates cove of treasure.

  3. You sure have an eye for what works in the Cove! You can NEVER have too many skellies.
    xx, Carol

  4. You had me at the cat painting but those Tuscan-style plaster planters sent me to the moon! What great finds!

  5. It all looks so fun and pretty ♥

  6. I am always amazed at all the fun stuff you find and the great ideas you have for them! The tin box is cool and I love those lanterns as they are, that seems to be a great deal for those pulleys and that table is just perfect there that's for sure :)


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