Yard sale finds

The best part of my weekend is Saturday morning when we drive through nearby towns searching for yard sales. Sometimes I check Craigslist or our local papers beforehand to find ones I’d like to visit, and other times we just drive aimlessly and follow whatever signs we come across.

I’ve noticed a few things:

* Huge yard sale signs don’t always indicate a good sale. More often than not, those with ginormous signs – painted, colored, advertising the “best” yard sale, and sometimes even covered in plastic for protection – often are the smallest sales, or sometimes even non-existent. The opposite is often true too – small signs, or no signs at all can direct you to the best sales.

* When you don’t bother to get any cash, you’re sure to find something you just have to have.

* People have a higher opinion of the value of their junk than they should. I’m under the assumption that the fact that a person dragged all this junk onto their lawn means that they no longer want it. Prices don’t often reflect that…

That being said, I have found some good lawn sale items so far this summer. Last weekend I found this vintage sewing case with brightly colored threads and other assorted sewing goodies

I really like the thread on wooden spools, and actually bought it more for a photography subject rather than for my sewing needs

At a another yard sale, which they were calling an Estate Sale (does that make it more desirable?), I found a couple metal crates filled with old glass bottles. I wanted to buy just the crates, but they wouldn’t sell them without the bottles. I ended up with one crate filled with my selection of bottles, which I’ve already put to use as vases.

Enjoy the weekend. Happy yard saling!

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *