Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying this new Friday feature that I have here. I love going to second-hand stores and garage sales, and truly believe that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I decided to share some of my finds with you, and hope that you will share your finds with me as well (alright, a picture of your finds will do; no need to hand over the actual treasure).
This past week was a pretty good one for garage sales, we must have hit at least 20 of them in 3 hours, and scored something at nearly every sale. *Nice!*
I bought a set of four blue napkins for 50¢. I love the blue colour, and love to use them in my food pictures. Blues really do make browns look much nicer.
It must be hereditary. I blame it all on my Mom. She has an addiction to cookbooks. ESPECIALLY the community cookbooks, where everyone submits recipes. Those are really bad for her. And well, apparently I’m getting drawn into that addiction as well. I bought 2 community-type cookbooks and “Eat Pray Love”, which I haven’t read or seen the movie. I think I paid 50¢ per book, so $1.50 in total. (And yes, Mom, you can borrow my cookbooks, once I’ve looked through them).
Now, I have no idea if this apple peeler will work or not, and I know it needs a good scrubbing yet (as do all things I bring home from garage sales), but for 50¢, I figured it was worth a try. Especially in fall when my parent’s apple tree produces bag after bag of smaller apples.
In addition to these finds, I got my daughter 2 summer nightgowns and a Hello Kitty t-shirt for $1.00 each, my boy a pair of soccer cleats for 50¢, a K’NEX corkscrew roller coaster for $4.00, and a Nintendo DS game for $4.00. So, all in all, a pretty great shopping day! I am looking forward to this weekend because there are a few community garage sales that we are thinking of going to. Hey, I’m easy to please. I’d rather do a day of garage sales than a day of actual shopping. (You know, the kind you pay full price for. Eep!)
Feel free to post your second-hand scores here as well! You can link to a Pinterest pin, if you’d like.