Best Yard Sale Ever!

7:50 AMDollie DeVille

The other day we picked up a Heywood Wakefield Sculptura dresser on Craigslist. While we where there the seller said she was moving and was having a yard sale a few days later with other vintage items.  

The yard sale was about an hour away, but I decided it was worth the risk. Boy was I glad I went! All of the clothing, accessories, and linens were only $1. Some of the figurines were $5 and the lamps were $25 for the pair. I took as much as I could get, but sadly I only brought $50! 

I got all of the vintage clothing she had and most of the vintage accessories. Sadly I was in a rush to get to the Vintage expo and left some of the hats behind. In retrospect I should have not gotten the sunglasses and got the hats instead. I was in the flight mode though. I wanted to get all the good stuff and get out before she changed her mind! 

The best think I got was this Surfriders' Hawaiian sarong dress. I have never seen a asymmetrical top like this one. It doesn't have the smocking but it fits PERFECTLY! The best part was that it was still only $1! Here is a similar one on Ebay for $1,200!!!! Officially my best score yet. I can't wait to wear this to Viva. 

I didn't photograph all of the outfits, just a few. There was a 60's three piece green lurex suit, a two piece western suit, floral dresses and rayon dresses. 

I love this Mode-O-Day dress. I just wore it in a photoshoot last week. 

Another highlight was these two rayon dresses. One was from the 30s in a brown and chartreuse print, and this one is from the 40s. The 30's dress didn't fit me in the arms properly, so I sold it at the Vintage Fashion Expo. I got $75 for it even though I knew I could have gotten more. I only paid $1, so I didn't feel too bad about it. 

With the $75 I made from the sale of the one floral rayon dress I bought this novelty print rayon dress with matching bolero in a Marti Gras theme! It's a tag big but I love it! I may save this one for Viva too. 

While at the Vintage Fashion Expo I also got this atomic print dress from Fab Gabs for the New England Shake-Up in Sept. 

These two tops were also from Fab Gabs. I got the orange one and another gal bought the blue one.

Lastly, I finally went to my first estate sale. I came home with these big gravel art pieces for $15.

Have you had any luck recently with yard sales or estate sales?


You Might Also Like


  1. Wow! What a great day of shopping. You are making me want to go yard sale hunting right now!

    Amanda Rose

  2. You made out like a bandit! And selling that dress for $75 practically paid you to buy the yard sale vintage. You go girl!

    The Fictionista

  3. I had similar luck at an estate sale I got pretty much all the vintage clothes I could. Most of in not in good condition but I got all the ball gowns, casual dresses (which was really maybe 2), a playsuit, lots of skirts and vintage swim suit. I only spent in total $30. But I am so jealous of that Hawaiian.

  4. What whaaaat! I can't believe all those amazing things were only $1 each! That's definitely the best yard sale I've ever heard of. Too bad I couldn't be there myself.

  5. I die. I die. I die. HOW ARE YOU SO FREAKIN' LUCKY LADY? What am I saying... if I found a garage sale like that around here I'd die of excitement before I got to pay for anything lol.

  6. WOW! I love the fabric on the right top just below the shoea, I am not sure if it is a tablecloth or just fabric but I love the pattern! and that sarong dress is amazing!

  7. Wow, so fab! You weren't kidding! Everything is super lovely. I love the sunglasses though, especially the first pair, and I have no doubt they'll look stunning on you.

  8. oh what great things you will have to do a special post on your Honeybees blog on how you organize your dressing room and the best ways to store vintage clothing, linens and accessories perhaps. Have a great day! :)

  9. Holy crap Dollie, I would say score of the century!!!!!

  10. Seriously great score!!! That Surfriders dress is amazing! I've seen that asym. bust line before and I think it will look great on you with your curves. Can't believe she was selling everything for so cheap!!

  11. I will surprised you but estate sales don't exist in France.... we only have flea markets...

  12. Keeling over from jealousy! WOW! Fabulous loot!


Let's get social! Your comment will appear on this page after moderator approval. Thank you for your patience!

Contact Form