Monday, June 22, 2009

Garage Sales and Thrifting

So this weekend I started out Friday. Found a sign for one garage sale, followed it and found nothing. About to give up especially since it was 2 in the afternoon but seen another sign and decided to check it out. The garage sale was still going on, I passed it up twice but my kids finally seen it and we made a stop. They still had a lot of stuff, nothing I found too interesting though. Spent $2 and got copy of a book called The Oath (still had original price sticker of $12.99 on it) and a movie that I'm sure I haven't seen before.




Saturday morning DH woke me up at 6:45 and said go check out that Moving sale you read about in the paper. Apparently moving sale is a new name for garage sale and these people had every intention of moving their stuff with them at the prices they had marked. Bought nothing.

Saturday afternoon we hit two GW's. The first I had just missed out on buying a set of chairs for $6 - drat. But did get a cute basket thingie with bowls that sit inside. Unfortunately they had seperated the bowls and the basket and sold them seperately and someone had already snatched up two of the bowls. I'll keep my eye out and hopefully one day find two more bowls to go in it. Also one of the ladies that works there had just brought some more stuff out in a buggy and I snatched up this pretty cross with one of the Proverbs on it. Taped to it was this wooded spoon and pinwheel (don't know why). Got DD this Barbie as Rapunzel tape and a soft drink. Spent $7 and change.





Stopped at GW #2 and ended up purchasing this DVD for $3.99 - this cute little bathtub soap holder which I'm going to paint, this picture frame which I'm also going to paint and DH found 2 t-shirts. Spent $9 and change. Also got to hear an interesting conversation about how GW must had forgotten what they are based on their prices lately. I agree.





So my total for this weekend $17 and change.

15 comments:

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great garage sailing! I especially love the blue tub, it's so cute!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds!

Have a great week!

Tina

Teri said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed seeing your finds. The cross caught my eye. We are rather new to TX and when we were househunting I noticed that groupings of crosses seemed to be a regional decorating accent. Do you collect crosses?

Kim said...

I think thrift stores are now thinking they are antique stores. Some of them charge almost as much. I have found a couple of local thrift stores where you can still find items under a buck. Thanks for sharing your thrifty items & thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Bonnie said...

Boy, sometimes you really have to work at a chance to spend your money, huh? lol. Your perserverence (sp?) paid off. You found some cute things! I really like the basket thingie and the little tub.

P.S.Thanks for visiting my blog and for the dry sink color suggestion. I'm def. leaning towards the white...

Kelli said...

Enjoyed looking at the treasures you found!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for joining the party. Glad you found some things you could use too.

Rhonda in OK said...

Hello
your blog is off to a great start!

several of the sales we went to this weekend were also very over priced - I just leave when they are like that.

marmielu said...

I love that bathtub soap holder!
Mary Lou

Terry said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot! It's so much fun to find things at bargain prices, isn't it?

Linda said...

Good job on your thrifty shopping! Linda

The Tattered Cottage said...

Gotta love the deals :) Great finds.
Toni

The Stylish House said...

Hi,
My favorite is your new cross. I agree some thrift stores are getting very expensive. I look for furniture on half price day. Cathy

Kathi said...

I love it when I arrived at my favorite thrift store and they are putting out new things! Feels like Christmas!
I really really like that blue bathtub! It would look great in my
dollhouse! ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You had some good finds. :) The Oath is a fabulous read, but pretty scary. :)

Courtney said...

I read "The Oath" about five years ago-he's a great author.