You all know that I’m a thrift store shopper and garage sale junkie at heart. I have great trouble passing by a garage sale sign. I plan all of my appointments around times that the thrift store in the town I’m going to will be open. It’s my entertainment…what can I say??
When I took Rosie to dog obedience class, I stopped at a garage sale. I ended up with this load of goodies. I got a 25 cent cord to my waffle maker. Mine was broken.
I got a buck of sewing goodies too.
The red is velvet fabric. You might remember that I enjoyed using that for the backing for my “Blessed” pillow. There were some other goodies too.
I remember these embroidery patterns from when I was a kid.
There were more goodies too. I kept some and passed some on. I needed Fray-check so was happy to find this.
I bought a basket of embroidery floss. I picked out a few but will pass them on. I really wanted the round suitcase. I had one as a kid and kept all of my doll clothes in it. I thought I’d put the doll clothes here in it.
I stopped at the thrift store the same day. I ended up getting these for… Kayla. She sells some things on Ebay and having the manikin is helpful. These were only $5 each.
They had packs of safety clothes. They were $2 per bag. I bought one bag of these for Buck. There are three in each bag.
There are two in each bag of the short-sleeved ones. They were also $2 per bag. I bought six bags of these for him.
He should be set for shirts.
I got a few more construction legos to go with what I already had.
I bought some craft kits to do with the grandkids. They were all cheap and will keep the kiddos busy.
I found playing cards for Kayla and some vintage sheets. Kayla collects vintage sheets. The pink fabric on top is for Carolyn to make Baby Care Kit gowns.
I bought the Lego car kit for the boys…
When Kalissa and I were out and about I hit a garage sale with cross stitch magazines in a file folder. I could use the file folder for my charts so I decided to get it and would page through the magazines too. $1 bought me a few nights’ entertainment by paging through the magazines.
Last Saturday Karl and went to the Farmers Market hoping the garden club might be there with plant starts. They weren’t. I was bummed as I was hoping to help Karl get some landscaping done around his house. We’re working on a small budget. Cheap or free was what were hoping to pay. It turns out the garden club wasn’t there. Bummed.
As I was driving home I saw a garage sale sign. Remember it’s really hard for me not to turn…so, I turned. The sign took me 7 miles down the road to another town, which happens to be in the same direction I needed to go home so I continued. Once in the town I got to the sale and guess what?? They had plants. Remember my cheap or free budget? I got a back-end full for $38!! WHOOP WHOOP!!! I was thrilled.
Here is what I bought Karl. In the mix are…
6 stripe leafed hostas
1 blue hosta
1 white lilac
2 day lilies one pink one yellow
2 shasta daisies
2 hen and chicks
2 coral bells
4 purple cone flowers
4 sorry can’t remember
6 fairy lilies
2 small bleeding hearts
For my house I got
1 purple coneflower
2 hen and chicks
2 fairy lilies
I dropped off two hostas at Kalissa’s house and one bleeding heart.
Yep…all of that for $38.
This will expand the front of the house landscaping at Kalissa’s. It will fill in the flower that died at my house. It will put a big dent in what Karl needs at his house.
Karl just needed some basic things to start and this will definitely be helpful. I have a rose he’s digging up from my house too. We’ll plant this once it quits raining and the ground is fit then go to the nursery if we need anything else. This great haul made getting the landscaping done this year a very possible thing. YAHOO!!
Oh, I love thrifting and garage saling.