Saturday, July 11, 2015

Time for that Yearly Garage Sale Thing!

Even though I had so much fun saling with my aunts last year I wasn't overly anticipating this weekend. I have so much to list, always sell less in the summer and have become more discerning so saling just doesn't hold the same appeal. However, I love hanging with my aunts and we managed to (over)fill my car once again this year!

$1 - Silver earrings 

This was the sale I bought my movie camera prop at last year. These earrings are marked .925 and solid. I love aqua.

Ironically enough we ended up at a flea market next:

$4 bracelet trio from one of the 300 jewelry vendors

 $20 rug from one of those guys with a van full of rugs

I love the color and shape plus its surprisingly plush. I'm going to replace the Lowes summer clearance rug in the basement with this one.

This sale was ALL the way at the end of a driveway. We drove past and I would have kept going but  something caught my aunt's eye and there was parking so we went in. It was around 2pm and the lady said she'd only had one paying customer at 11am and 2 looky loos.

My aunts bought about $30 worth of embroidered linens and curtains and on the way out one of them bought a $10 set of new dishes in a Gibson box. When we got home and unpacked we found out it was brand new Wedgwood! Just one of the dishes sells for $10 on eBay and my aunt got an 8 piece set with two sizes of mugs, saucers, etc! If only she eBayed :D

I spent $10.50 for the two animated dolls with light up candles, planter and Little People bus with three girls inside.

There is a Little People invasion at my house. If they were to assemble like Voltron they would easily overpower my husband and I.  My nieces are so spoiled but I couldn't pass up the pink bus with working lights, sounds and moving doors.

I also couldn't pass up these pretty little faces. My aunts thought I was buying them for my nieces which is a terrible idea and shows what it was like to raise kids 30 years ago.

"Oh the animated dolls with candle bulbs and long power cord? That's fine for the 2 and 7 year olds to play with!" *shakes head*

I didn't buy anything for a while and was busy congratulating myself until this little bowl undid me.

$4 - Wall scroll candle thing for my sister-in-law, bowl and our 3rd or 4th giraffe

I know you guys are expecting me to eBay it but the bottom is chipped. I am going to keep it and hold it and admire its color every day!

It was weird but almost every sale we stopped at was selling crappy costume jewelry. This sale had the huge store displays with hundreds of pieces up and one bin of "dvds" for $1 each. I spied this Wii game mixed in right away.

$1 - Wii game

On the way to drop off my aunts I bought this pretty little basket. It was the only thing I bought today with the intent to resell and its already on eBay! Don't congratulate me too quickly though because its a lot easier to list things at the top of a messy pile instead of digging under it.

$1 Glass basket

So that was my busy Saturday - how was your? I am Thriftily Sharing:


Laura Lane said...

No saling for me today. The kids had conference judging for 4H!

Please drop by!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

kate steeper said...

Village wide garage sales in the next village , so what do i wake up to? Rain drizzle and murk , may still make the effort

laura sampson said...

I'd buy that bowl even WITH a chip!! My house is blissfully FREE of little people--the big chunky ones anyway--the little old ones live on here. : )