Saturday, April 10, 2010

Community Garage Sale

For everyone visiting for Pink Saturday my PS post is right below this one. I decided to go ahead and post this since I knew I probably wouldn't get a chance to later.

Don't forget to visit Southern Hospitality for their Thrifty Treasure's Monday party.

Southern Hospitality

This weekend was probably one of the last weekends we hang around the house hitting garage sales nearby. The first of May DH and I have decided to start venturing into the city again since it will be warm and there will be garage sales by the dozens.

We woke up this morning and headed out to the Community Garage Sale that I mentioned in my last post. As usual this community never fails to have lots of garage sales. There were at least 10 if not more. I found lots of things, a good bit of it being for the children.

There are a couple houses on this route that have a garage sale every year and I know I can count on them to have Christian CD's. This year was no exception. I paid $2.75 for all of these.

For $7 I picked up these DVD's for the kiddos (except Scorpion King for me). There was one garage sale along the route that still thinks used DVD's are worth $5 each. Only at WalMart brand new. Then there was another house charging $2 a piece for DVD's that were horribly scratched - I passed. My kids are big Alvin & the Chipmunks fans and that DVD ended up in the DVD player first thing when we got home.

One garage sale along the route always has pretty Christmas ornaments for sale. This year I found these two boxes there. As you can see $1.50 got me these.

For $4 I found me and DD each a new pair of summer shoes.

For $2 DD got two new dresses also.

I found this cross to add to my wall of crosses for $1.

Since the kids were behaving and not giving DH a hard time today I rewarded them with some books to look at in the car while they waited on mommy to look around the sales. $1.50 got all of these.

Then on the way home we saw another garage sale. The lady and gentleman having this sale are actually the parents of DH's boss. Unfortunately, his dad got hurt real bad last month and I'm sure they were probably having their garage sale to help with some of the expenses.

I picked up these beautiful salad plates from her for $3 and plan on using them to line up on my hutch for display.

I also bought all these puzzles from her for the kids. They were never opened and she charged me $1 a piece for them. Since it his bosses mom and I knew it was probably for a good cause I went ahead and bought them for the kids since they're such puzzle lovers.

So my grand total for today $27.75. I actually went over my $20 a week budget but it was all worth it LOL.

Until next time . . .


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Some great goodies you found!!

Red Door Home said...

Great finds! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment - I hope you will come back again.

Audra said...

Fabulous finds! Love the dvds, I am always on the look out for movies at yard sales. I hear you about some of the people asking $5.00 or more for movies. I just won't pay flinching point is $3.00 and I REALLY have to want it.

Great score on the cd's as well. I pick them up too, even if there is only one or two songs on them that I want, I figure they cost .99 on itunes so it's a win win situation.

Can we talk about how darling those plates are. I bet they are even more gorgeous in person1

You did great! Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

Looks like it was a successful day for you!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Wow! You found some great things. I think the plates are my favorite. Very cute!

I try to budget my yard sale spending too--but find myself stopping by the teller when I'm out of money. :)


Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Lots of great kiddo finds!

Lottie said...

Your yard sale finds are amazing! You have so inspired me!

lori said...

I cant wait for garage sale season to start here. We still have snow. I also have to put a budget on my thrifting as well. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Thaks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I also try to set myself a $20 budget per week. You found some great stuff, I love to get stuff for my kids at sales.

:) Michelle