Garage Sale Finds

Saturday, July 17, 2010 |

So, lets see... why have I not been around as much lately?

Well lets see:
-the kids are out of school (so I am entertaining four little kiddies)
-the weather is crappy (so I am entertaining four little kiddies indoors!)
-I have a blog addiction which resulted in my house becoming completely an unorganized mess! (so I have been hashing it out with the cupboards, and closets lately)
-my van has not been working, so I haven't been able to get out and buy "supplies" to finish up my projects

Ahh, but through it all, I will make it back, and I will conquer my house, and my blog once again!!

BUT, I did get to garage sale-ing a few weekends ago.  I went with two of my lady friends, and I have to tell you I was hesitant about going with them, because well... I am fierce when it comes to garage sale-ing.  I like to zip around in my van, I drive crazy, make crazy turns, change lanes at the last second when spotting a sale sign.  Not only that, but I don't like to peruse garage sales, I like to strike.  Look, spot, buy, done.  I don't like to dilly dally before I am off to the next!  Luckily, I was able to get into (this is a fun girls outing mode), and we had a ball.  I loved going with them, and would do it again!

So here are a few items from my latest trips:

I know!  Another lantern (have you seen my collection?), but it was $2.50 , and came with the candle!

A beautiful white queen sized duvet cover with two pillowcases.  It looked brand new.  It was $2.50!  I love it.  It's so soft, and pretty.  I was looking for a new one to match the new paint colour in my room.  White goes with blue for sure!

I love finding clothes at garage sales, they are always so cheap in comparison!  This is so sweet, it was only $3.00.  My daughter has already worn it and received compliments on it.

I found this table and chairs for $2.00.  I had to get it.  My kids need one for their playhouse outside, and this one looks like it needed to be saved and given a little bit of love (and paint!!)

I love it when I find clothes that fit me!  This cute "Guess" jacket was $2.00.  I don't know much about brands for clothes, but I'm "guessing" -haha- it was way more than $2.00!!

Now, I have said before that I will buy birthday and Christmas gifts at garage sales.  Don't think that is weird, because it saved the day for me on my daughter's birthday.  She REALLY wanted makeup for her birthday, so I went about looking for a kit with lots of makeup in it.  They usually have a ton of these around Christmas, but I was not having luck finding any!!  I even went to check out buying individual peices of makeup, and they add up!!!  Too much.  This yard sale I went to saved the day.  Two days before my daughter's birthday and I find this:

The price at the top was $19.99.  I paid $5.00.  It's brand new!!  Yay for MOM!  She LOVED it!

And look what my daughter found at a garage sale for 25 cents:
This could be a birthday gift.  It's still in the package!!!

Now this wasn't from a garage sale.  It was from the thrift store.  I LOVE the colour, and the cute polka dots inside, I had to get it.  I replaced my old, raggy makeup bag with this cute fresh, smaller sized one.

So on to another week of happy garage saleing...

For a fun eventful morning the cost came to:

Lantern: $2.50
Duvet Cover and Pillowcases: $2.50
Polka Dot dress: $3.00
Kids table and chairs: $2.00
Guess jacket: $2.00
Make up kit: $5.00
Dora play set: $0.25
Make up case: $1.00

Total: $18.25
(that is still less than the price tag on that makeup kit!)

It's a hit!  Find anything you like?


Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

You found some really cute stuff! I love the lantern, and that dress is adorable.

One Cheap B*tch said...

You did good! A girl can never have too many lanterns! =) I never pass them up either.


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Wow! I love the duvet, dress, make-up bag and jacket a lot! Don't you love it when you hit the jackpot!

Meghan said...

You have the best luck!
Go you!
I adore shopping @ garage sales.

Last year I got my twin neices a brand new, still in the wrapper, Hannah Montana DVD game. Then I won a brand new toy from a giveaway on Twitter. Viola! Cost me a total of $2 for my twin 7yo neices Xmas gifts.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finds!! I too get a cheap thrill from garage sales every Saturday!! Yesterday I found a beautiful olive green dress for an upcoming wedding! It was only 7 bucks! Score!!

Charity said...

Oh, I am so excited to hear about all your garage sale finds! It gets me excited when I hear about good deals! I always find that there is at least one garage sale amongst all of them every weekend that is the jackpot one.

Jenny said...

Well done on your finds, you have picked up some real bargains!

NoDebtMomma said...

I love lanterns and also buy them whenever I find them cheap! I also am guilty of buying Christmas presents at garage sales - who cares!!! A gift is a gift is a gift...right? I found a ton of things this past week at garage sales/thrift many that I'm taking a whole week to post all the pictures!

You got some great deals!


M.O.T.B said...

Wow! I just purchased my first Christmas gift at a yard sale this last weekend! That lantern was a steal as was most everything else. I need to take pics of what we got this weekend and post it. I got some great clothes and household stuff.

Charity said...

I'd love to see what you got at your sales!

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