|A small inlaid box with a tray inside. I am thinking that one of my boys would really like this.|
|A lovely large wicker basket with a small silk rug underneath.I bought both of these at yard sales near my Mother's. The rug I got for a dollar the basket was three dollars.|
Thought I would share some of my yard sale finds from the last two weeks. It is amazing what you can find out there if you really look. The box I bought at goodwill last Saturday after yard sales all morning.
I think it still counts in this group, especially as I paid less than $5.00 for it.
When I yard sale I keep an open mind. I do not go looking for anything specific. If I am looking for that certain thing I ask the people holding the sale first thing if they have it. I have had mornings where they have gone in the house and come out with it.
Things I have learned shopping garage and yard sales. Always dress in layers. It is cooler in the morning. Bring something cool to drink. Plan on at least one food stop. Always bargain. I notice that a lot of people do not bother to price things. They just want it gone. Try for neighborhood sales. Park and walk when you can. Always be polite and remember to say "Thank you",someone has spent some time getting it all ready.
I like to start with a hand full of ones and a pocketful of quarters. That sort of sets the tone. Yard sales hit at the end of the day,the stuff tends to go cheaper. Thrift stores are best hit at the middle of the week when all the weekend donations are put out. Happy hunting!