By Melissa Wynn

They say that ‘one mans trash is another mans treasure’ and no where do these words ring more true than at summertime yard sales. Friday through Sunday our area is loaded with yard sales and many of us like to go early to find the best treasures. Here are a few of our favorite finds.




[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”225″]Chainsaw Carving[/media-credit]I once spotted a man carving with a chainsaw in his front yard. I told him if he would carve a fairy that I would buy it. He did, and so did I.

Melissa Wynn

[media-credit name=”Eileen Majors” align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Messengers Mirror[/media-credit]Much of my household was built on great yard sale “finds”. One of my
favorite finds was this handheld mirror which I only suppose could have been by a real bonded messenger used to send signals. It could have been part of an
advertising promotion; who knows?… But I love it! I bought it for a nickel at
what you might now call an estate sale. I have been prone to collecting oil lanterns and other gadgets of old. Some of my most prized possessions were gathered in the early Saturday morning hours, “yard sailing” with my sister. Great memories and great finds I wish you all, on your yard sale adventures.
Eileen Majors
[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”300″]Pallesen Painting[/media-credit]Although the forest is my home, it is the ocean that holds my heart. My best yard sale treasure keeps the waves crashing right in my living room. This painting of the sea, by H. Pallesen, was a steal at $40.00.  I even returned to my house to schmooze the money from my hubby to take it home.
Linda White
[media-credit id=4 align=”alignleft” width=”225″]Old Bottles[/media-credit]Old bottles have always been my “thing”. I look for them everywhere I go. Several of my special relics came from yard sales and I hardly ever pay more than a few bucks. Can’t beat that!
Margaret Bigelow