Friday, May 15, 2009

garage sale deals


I have great memories of garage sales from when I was a child. My Grandma Kramer would take me around to different garage sales and I would "shop" for bargains. I usually had a few dollars- mostly change. Or Grandma would buy! Most of the time, books were my best find. Of course there were other little trinkets that I spent my dimes and quarters on but I've always loved books. I also have memories of having garage sales at my Grandma Stewart's house. We'd get up early in the morning to set up, Jill and I would sell cookies and drinks, and I LOVED walking around and re-organizing and folding clothes after people looked at things. I also loved seeing people walk up to pay money for one of my items that was for sale.
I think it is the "garage sale rush" that happens...when you find a bargain or when you sell an item. That rush is what brings people back- either to buy or sell.
I will be honest, I'm not a garage sale junkie these days. My time doesn't allow for it. Also, lugging a toddler to a garage sale isn't my idea of a good time. I did make it to a few sales yesterday though but I cheated, they were "early" sales- friends of a friend. In this picture, you will see my bargains. I got some great toys and clothes for Addelyn- all for the total of $35.50! Two of my favorite buys- the kitchen for $3, the mower for $5, and the Columbia snowsuit for $8. Ahhh the garage sale rush! Gotta love it!

5 comments:

The Hansen's said...

good purchase! what a great deal and super fun toys for Addelyn!! That kitchen will be played with SO much I'm sure!!

Becky Bartlett said...

Gotta love the early deals!! Glad it worked to sneak in there with you!! :) Enjoy those toys this weekend!

The Burgetts said...

Wow that is awesome! That kitchen is adorable- I'd be proud of that one too!!! Riley LOVES the kitchen an old friend gave us- she will happily "make doup" [soup] for a surprisngly long time.

Our Life said...

That kitchen was only $3???? Such an awesome deal!!!! If Addelyn decides she doesn't want it, I'll buy it from you! :)

Jill said...

Good deal sis. You're such a frugal spender as Marv would say :)