In less than two hours this morning I managed to rummage through the belongings of 20 different families. That's got to be some kind of record, eh? You've got to love a good neighborhood yard sale! Anyway, I also managed to make it home with a great load of things all for just a little over $15 (another potential record, considering that I spent almost $80 at garage sales last weekend!)
Want to see what I found?
$0.50 - Wooden shield and plastic sword - I know, the styles of the sword and shield conflict, but Oliver doesn't know that. I've put off the whole sword thing as long as I could, but now that Oliver is using anything in sight (including wrapping paper rolls and golf clubs) as swords, I have finally given in. At least he's more into medieval warfare and we've been able to a void a huge interest in guns... so far. (I do realize it's only a matter of time. I'm okay with that.)
$0.25 - Glass jar candle, apple scented - It's got a good two weeks left in it if I burn it during the days. We enjoyed our Yankee Candle I bought last week so much (yep, it's all used up) that I decided to look for another one today. I will confess, with these nice candle smells in the house, it's hard not to feel a little excitement about fall. (Yes, I just said the "f" word. It is coming, you know...)
$1.00 - 2 Cookbooks: Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef Takes Off and Williams-Sonoma's Holiday Favorites - yes, $0.50 apiece. I'm quite pleased.
$3.00 - 2 Gap sweatshirts, a hooded shirt and a puffy vest - for you-know-who. Fall clothes are so fun to buy and to wear. (There goes that "f" word again - what can I say? The air is sort of crisp today!) I'm thinking I'll layer a button-down shirt under that second navy sweatshirt and make a very handsome boy.
$6.00 - 2 lightweight urban t-shirts, a lightweight button-down shirt, a Banana Republic tie and a pair of striped shorts. All for my guy. He put the striped shirt and one of the t-shirts on right away to test the fit. He said I could photograph the clothes on him if I didn't show his face since he needs to shave. He's funny.
$3.00 - 2 Melissa & Doug 48-piece floor puzzles. Oliver was over the moon and had me sit down with him for a quick assembly right away. The kid loves him some puzzles!
$0.50 - "Scoop" from Bob the Builder - a HUGE winner. We found "Muck" a few weeks ago and Oliver spent hours in the sandbox playing with him. Since then I've been on the lookout for more characters. When my Mama and I spotted Scoop we we both practically giddy! So much for the poker face :)
$0.50 - 2 down-filled pillows - trying to only buy things that I know will be useful immediately, but sometimes it's hard to pass up down pillows for a quarter apiece. I imagine I'll make some covers for them with some fabric I have set aside. Great deal!
And, my favorite thing of the day
(even though it wasn't a mind-blowing bargain, it makes me quite happy!):
$1.00 - green J.Crew tank top and PINK brand striped pajama pants. I'm wearing them as I type. I'm a huge sucker for lounge gear.
And now, I want to see what you found this week! Link below so I (and lots of other folks) can visit your blog to see the great bargains you scored! (It's always so fun to see what people find across the country!)