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What to look for at Yard Sales and Junk Stores Right Now

It’s that time of year when the air is warm and yard sales are happening. It’s one of the most wonderful times of the season. Honestly, I like to make a day of my yard sale adventures and hit up all of the “junk” shops after pumping my breaks at each yard sale in town. Right now, these are the items I’m looking for at yard sales and junk shops! 

Watering Cans 

You’ll likely notice a trend with this post, my mind is on outdoor items. Vintage watering cans are one of my favorite finds, but sometimes they are hard to find so you’ve got to hunt! It seems I have better luck finding these in the warmer months. Come to think of it, I actually found one at a yard sale last weekend.I like to look for old watering cans of all shapes and sizes.  I just think they’re a fun way to incorporate vintage and antique vibes into your outdoor space.

Terra Cotta Pots

YES! Give me all the old terra cotta pots.  Especially if they’re peeling of old paint or even chipped! That’s what I like to call earthy. I have good look finding these all year if I’m really searching. You’ve gotta look for them though! I never say no to an old pot if it’s only a few bucks. 

Old Patriotic Stuff

 I look for this because now’s the time I reallllly want to use the old flags around our property. They can be hung on the mantel or porch. Here’s one I got while junkin’ and I just put it in the planter! I could go on and on about why I love patriotic home decor, but you get the picture!


Yard Art/Furniture

Now’s the time I really want to find that old concrete! I specifically hunt for beautiful yard statues and heavy planters. In my opinion, old concrete is the BEST, so I prefer to buy it second hand because the older the better! Also…funiture! You can find some beautiful patio sets at yard sales! Many times people dont want to move those when they’re movin from home to home.

This was just a quick list of what to look for at yard sales and junk shops when you’re out and about. Happy huntin’! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I truly appreciate you! 



  • Alicia Sharp

    Great tips!! These are things I keep my eye out for every time I go. Also artwork. But I got that from you as well. 😊

  • Shonda

    Karlee!!! Thanks for the awesome tips! 😘 You find the BEST treasures!!! What I would give to go junkin with you! I LOOOOOVE to yard daughter & I went today but it was mostly a bust but, hopefully better luck next weekend. Also, that painting is🤤😍😍😍😍😍😍!!!!!

    • Karlee Bowman

      Shonda, you just made me smile!! It is so much fun! I used to go all the time with my mom before she moved. We had some good times!

  • Megan Barber

    Thank you for this awesome list of ideas for my next thrifty shopping day!😊 Also, can you please put me on your mailing list because I couldn’t get it to work in the sign up box. Thank you so much and I really enjoy watching you and getting great ideas from you!! 💕

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