Saturday, July 4, 2009

4 Books for $1

Ahh what a week. 4th of July falls on a Saturday and you know what that means. Garage sales are few. Plus this is the week when all Pentecostals from our state get together for fellowship and fun at a thing we call Campmeeting. Yep, you guessed it - we're Pentecostal. So uber busy this week and not much time to thrift shop either. However, I saw an ad in the local paper promising to be the Largest Garage Sale our town will have all year. It was held at a church and seemed to be promising. So hubby and kids loaded up in the car with me Friday morning and off we went. All I can say is Yikes. Everything was laid out on the catwalk of the church, nothing was out of boxes, if you wanted to stand around and dig through boxes all day you could get some good buys. I found one box that had books in it and decided to dig since I love to read. Ended up with 4 books at 25 cents each. Seen another box with DVD's and every DVD I opened to make sure they weren't scratched - guess what - wrong DVD in the cases. I never could find any DVD's that matched any of the cases. I figure some people probably bought the DVD's without checking and got home to be very upset and disappointed.

So we saw one more ad in the paper and off to that garage sale we went. This was one of those that give garage sales bad names. All brand new stuff that the seller was vending. You guessed it - purses for $30, sunglasses, flip flops, perfume - all at new prices too. Ugh!!!

The we saw one more ad for an estate sale - ran down the road to find it only to find out that it didn't exist. We found the house number but no signs of any sale going on there. No cars, nothing.






Plus I just found out I won a chalkboard from another fellow blogger. Can't wait - so excited. A big thank you to all the blog owners for taking the time to host giveaways - they're great.

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Good deal on the cookbooks! I have started to collect them. I only have a few. Always got my eyes open at Goodwill, thrift stores, and yard sales.

~~Carol~~ said...

I bet that Farmers Wife cookbook is a good one! I've got a collection of cookbooks, but I don't know why I do, because I hate to cook!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thank you for coming by the party this week! Well, at least you found some books, that's a good deal. Hope you'll come back often.

Suzanne in TX said...

I love picking up books at thrift sales. i really hate to buy them at retail anymore. You found some wonderful titles--lucky you. Thanks for sharing...

Brenda Eason said...

Oh I bet that cook book is great. I am a collector of cookbooks. Hard to find here. Great job.

Blue Creek Home said...

I hate you had trouble finding a decent garage sale. But, at least you have your books!!
Rhonda

Rhonda in OK said...

4 for a $1, what a good deal. I bet the Farmers Wife one has lots of good recipes too.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good deal on the books.
Glenda

Kammy said...

Hello !
Glad you got some really cheap books - I can't stand a disorganized sale...but, they are the cheapest... I also hate signs to a garage sale and no sale...
New stuff - yes, most people would be mad !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Great deal on the cookbooks! I can't pass up a good one!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Too bad you had a hard time finding a good yardsale! At lease you did come away with some fabulous finds on the cookbooks! Those are so hard to find!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Sue said...

Good deal on the cookbooks! Now here's the question- are you going to use them? LOL I buy cookbooks just to look at the pictures... I'm weird like that. But I DO cook too!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome deal on the books! I'm PenteCostal too, My dad is a PenteCostal preacher! Too Cool!

Jadehollow said...

Congrats on your win.. I'd love a gander at that Farmers Wife cookbook.. I bet you're gonna have tons of great meals outta that one.

Carrie said...

Oooohhhh...I'm a sucker for cookbooks! Good finds!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Snow White! Love it! I've got two girls and we love finding old versions of the same tale!

Christina said...

I've had plenty of those kind of yard sale days myself.

Looks like you found some great book though. Great prices too.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

great score!

Miss G said...

That Farmers Wife cookbook is adorable! Kelly