08 August 2009

I'm here! I'm here! I haven't disappeared or fallen off the face of the Earth. I've just been busy in the sandbox and rearranging furniture, tending to poison ivy rashes (poor Ry got into a patch doing yard work...) and mentally preparing for my (and my sister's) "Art of Homemaking" class to begin next week (well, at least teacher inservice).

In the midst of all of that and more, I managed to find time to sneak away for a few hours this morning to do one of the things I love best - go to garage sales! This week I went out with my Mama and my sister to a neighboring town where we always seem to have the best luck of anywhere.

Want to see?

$0.50 - Clifford 20-piece puzzzle - I thought it would be hours of fun, and it is, except that Oliver did it all by himself on his second try. I guess I need to be finding harder puzzles...

$1.00 - Two wood floor cleaners - both nearly full, both on my supply list for the store. Hurrah!

$0.25 - 2 Nerf(ish) footballs - because Oliver and Scout go through them faster than I can provide them.

(Exhibit A:)

(Exhibit B:)

$3.00 - 6 shirts and 1 pair of shorts for you-know-who - fall's a-comin' and I don't have a lot of long-sleeve gear for our little guy. Fortunately, I was able to find a few things that will work as the weather gets chillier and a few things that we'll have to wait until next fall to use.

$1.00 - 2-pack of Lutron dimmer switches - I bought one of these a few years back and ended up spending almost $40 before it was all said and done (that was for a fan/light switch though, I think these are closer to $20ish). Anyway, I L-O-V-E to have the lights in our house on dimmers, so this was a delightful find!

$1.00 - New Redken color enhancer (what? you think it's natural?), a pack of new needles and a wine cork vacuum (I hear these are pretty handy).

$0.50 - pack of 5 new, wide headbands - I spent way too much on a pack at Target a while back and realized I wanted wider ones. Yay for finding the ones I wanted to begin with on the cheap!

$5.00 - a handsome coffee table - to serve as a placeholder in our newly-rearranged living room while I wait for my 3-foot square ottoman to come from Michigan next month (I lent it to someone I love dearly while I didn't have a use for it. Now I'm looking forward to a very happy reunion with that beautiful piece of furniture my Mom bought me for my birthday a few years back).

And, in my humble opinion, my tuck-and-run find of the day:

$2.00 - Two big, beautiful lanterns to hang on either side of our garage door!!! Yes, one dollar each. They're great!

I know I have been delinquent about posting this past week, and I've been especially delinquent about awarding tuck-and-run winners since the inception of that great idea. (Can I say that? -call my own idea "great"??) :) So sorry, friends!

To make it right, I'd at least like to get back on the right track. The last garage sale Linky I posted was on July 25th, and from the readers who linked that week, I have chosen a winner (and she did WELL, folks!)

This weeks winner of the "Tuck-and-Run" award goes to:

Sarah bought two adorable upholstered chairs for $10 (yes, that's for the set!)
She has a photo in her post - stop by, take a look and congratulate her!!!

And now, it's time to see what y'all found this weekend (or last, since I didn't post last weekend). Can't wait to see!


Sarah Robbins said...

Hey thanks for linking up to me! It reminded me that I need to post the other chair, too. :) I'll get my good finds for this week up some time tomorrow. . .

Sarah said...

Did you know the world's biggest yard sale (or something just as impressive sounding) is this weekend? It's from Alabama to Ohio. I thought of you when I first heard of it but I haven't been able to get to my computer until today.

Christine said...

Sarah, I've heard about that sale, too. It runs along an interstate, right? Wow.

Rae, I'm not linking this week because I didn't garage sale. (We went to the Gladiolus Festival instead.) The only things I did find at a Wed. sale were two very nearly-new baby items for a certain someone you know who shall remain nameless: a gorgeous Boppy pillow with slipcover (the lady said she paid $70 originally) and a Fisher-Price baby monitor like we have.

Also, I have new-baby-items fever. Eeeek!

Good finds, btw! I love the lamps. So beautiful.

L said...

Hi there! I've connected to your blog through MckMama's blog and I've enjoyed reading about your family. I love that you share your bargain hunting successes, and this was the first weekend in a couple of months that we'd gone out, so I wanted to join in on the fun!

Anonymous said...

Great finds!
I really like the lanterns. I can't believe you found them for a buck a piece!

DurhamDayz said...

Hello! I came across your blog from MckMama's blog and love your creativity. I love reading about your fun finds and what you plan on creating with them. You inspired me to go out this past Saturday and we had so much fun! Thanks and take care!

mme said...

I love that you're so passionate about garage sale-ing. I am too (wish I went more often) but so many people just don't get it. :D

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