Frugal Friday - The garage sale
I love the *idea* of garage sales a lot more than I love going to garage sales I think.
There is always the promise of CHEAP, unknown treasure to lure me in.
But there is the reality of finding garage sales to go to, getting directions, getting us in the car, finding the garage sale, getting out of the car, listening to Jack complain, and sweating to death while looking at trash.
But sometimes I do get lucky.
It doesn't have to be vintage quilts or old ornaments to make me happy.
I love finding stuff we need/want/can use CHEAP.
It's that that keeps luring me back in.
With both kids home and the weather sweltering I have limited us to TWO garage sales a week this summer.
This week I chose one that said "loads of kid stuff" and one that said "antiques."
We hit antiques first.
Then we hit the kid sale.
SCORE! I bought a big pile of stuff for Sammi which included - board books, fabric books, a Janie and Jack outfit, one of these $40 swim floats , one of these $15 bears , one of these $25 leap frog toys , and one of these $20 dolls that shares my name .
But the find that made me want to jump up and down is up there in the photo. She is a pleasant company bitty baby. I almost died when I turned her over and saw that on the back of her.
Since the moment I found out Sammi was a girl I have looked in every pile of dolls for an american girl doll for her.
And there she was. For the princely sum of.....are you ready for it?.....50 freaking cents!
Oh yes I did.
We walked away with about $225 in kid's stuff for $10.75. And everything is in beautiful, clean, new condition. (Which is rare when junking for kid stuff.)
It's finds like *that* that keep me hooked.
Now if only I had picked up those little chewy keys that were only 25 cents that I can't seem to find in ANY of the stores.
Oh well, there is always next week's garage sales.