Saturday, September 22, 2007

Garage Sale Bonanza

Wow, did I get lucky with garage sales today! They've been pretty paltry around here this past summer. But today...I must have found eight... plus a church sale! Church sales are the best!
Here is my take:

Plastic snowman snack tray
Christmas basket lined with pretty fabric
A pretty tin that probably once held cookies
A real, but broken, cell phone for the kids at work to play with--and it was only 50 cents. I'll have to write 'toy' on it, or people will think someone dropped it, LOL!
Large metal bunny and egg wreath for next Easter
A humongous oval tray with a Thanksgiving turkey on it--it's plastic but hey, it cost me 15 cents
A pretty gold wire Christmas basket (same garage sale as the turkey platter--for a nickel!)
A big bag of foamie dragonflies and butterflies for crafting
A little stuffed black Halloween kitty cat
A Halloween puppy and a Halloween kitten dressed in pumpkin costumes...all knit!
One of those magic hanger things that let's you hang 5 items in a small space
A 3-ring binder photo album, still in original wrap
A roll of green velvety ribbon
Some little cars for the kids at work
A pasta drying rack
A really nice metal folding table
A meat fork with a red plastic handle
A black Kitchenaid spatula (I dropped my red one without knowing it and my ferrets used it as a chew toy)

And the best thing of all:
A French Tea Set in it's own little cute carrying case. I almost didn't ask the price because I was sure it would be out of my range. I couldn't believe it when the girl said $2!!!
And the original price tag was still on it...for $74!!!!!! The little cardboard things are menus, and the napkins are cloth!

So, what did this great bonanza cost me? Well...I had 11 single dollars when I left home this morning, and came back with 2. Allowing for some quarters, I probably spent less than $12!
Yep, I'm feelin' pretty happy now!


Maggie said...

Nice Job!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

See now, I'm jealous about that tea set. I might just have to pout. No kidding, it is beautiful. Congrats on your haul.

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love that tea set! Gorgeous! Sounds like you had a very fruitful day!

jude said...

Add another name to the list of your jealous friends! :-) Love the tea set!! I never see things like that at yard sales. :-)

Anonymous said...

Great finds.LOVE the teaset. Girl you really did rack up.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finds!!! I love that tea set you bought.

She sure is strange! said...

Wow, what a haul!! You *must* post pictures of the knitted halloween kitty and puppy!! I bet they are sweet!

Found you through Susan's blog.


Anonymous said...

I love the red/white dishes and especially the little creamer.
You are quite the bargain shopper.
I spent $40 on Sat and didn't get half the stuff you did.
Things are high in Texas I think or I am a bad shopper lol.
:) Bren

Susie Q said...

Oh my gosh!! I am so envious! I remember seeing that tea set in a catalog awhile back I so wanted it but the price tag stopped me! You lucky goose!!! I just might have to out pout Susan here! I see she is pouting over it as well! What a great deal! I am so happy for you!!

Now that is garage sale-ing at it's finest!


Felicia said...

Awesome! Sounds like some excellent finds.

carrie said...

Isn't it fun to find such great bargains! Truly another's person "trash" is another's treasure. Enjoy!

Gina said...

WOW! Puts me in the mood to go yard saling!

Rebecca said...

That tea set is such a find!! I love the napkins the best I think. I miss yard sales, not too many people have yards here in the big city LOL