Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yard Sale

For a several weeks now my sister and I had been planning on go to some yard sales on a Saturday morning. So this past Friday night it was decided that she and her boys along with my mom would come and stay the night with me. We got up Saturday morning got everyone fed and dressed (all seven of us, my sister, her two boys, my mom, my two kids and myself)  and then out of the house for a morning of yard sales.

On Friday I searched the paper for yard sales and circled the ones that we wanted to make sure that we went to. Once we got to the ones that were advertised, we were wondering why they even bothered to advertise. They didn't have hardly anything there, and we got there right when they started. But not to fear we did find some good deals and even passed up a few. I could almost kick myself for passing up a few things that I looked at, picked up and decided not to get it. 

For my first purchase, I spent $1 on this little chalkboard. I am going to paint it and then add another coat of chalkboard paint to it so that I can hang it in the kitchen.  

Next I got this container for $3. I still have not decided what I am going to use it for. At first I thought about putting it at my front door to put umbrellas in and then I have thought about using it for flower arrangements. What do you think? Should I leave it the color it is or paint it?

This has got to be my favorite find of the day. I found it at a "moving sale". These people had their sale inside their home. As we approached the front door a man opened the door. I wasn't real sure about going in there but since my sister and my kids were right there with me I was okay with it. Had I been by myself, I wouldn't have even stopped. So back to this little rocker, as the man was showing us around the house and the things that were for sale, a lot of big furniture items at big prices. He said the rocker was for sale $10. Well I really wanted to get this. I don't know why, my kids are too big to sit in it, but I just knew it would look nice in my living room and my nephews could fight over who would sit in it. I also knew that I didn't want to pay $10 for it, so as I was talking to his wife, I asked her if she would take $5 for it, she got this look on her face and said no, but she would take $8 for it. SOLD!  I'm still debating on if I want to leave it like it is or paint it. Most likely it will end up getting painted. 

Okay, so by now I have spent a whopping $12. We made several more stops but I just didn't see anything that I needed to buy. My sister made a couple of good buys by this time too. Hopefully she will blog about her yard sale finds too. (HINT, HINT)

At one of our last stops I bought 5 items for $5. I got Kaelyn two books at $1 each, then found a unopened box set of  3 DVD's (Nim's Island, Flicka and Because of Winn-Dixie) which did not have a price on it. When I asked the lady how much she wanted for it she said she would take $3 for all three. So I got the two books (which were like brand new) and this box set for $3. Then as we were leaving I saw some shirts hanging up. I got Tyler two very nice looking button up shirts for $1 each. They both looked brand new and like they had never been worn. This lady had them washed, and ironed with heavy starch. 

We made a couple of more stops, where Crystal found some really nice grapevine pumpkins to decorate with in the fall. Then we called it a day and went out for lunch. My total amount spent at yard sales for the day was $17.

Later that night as I was sharing with Chuck about our finds at the yard sales, I mentioned to him that I found some things that I would have bought, but had no way of getting it home (a tall dresser for $20). He was so sweet, he told me that the next time I decided to go to some yard sales that he would borrow his dad's trailer and wait at home for me to call him and he would come and pick up the stuff that was to big to fit in the car.
I'm thinking that I need to plan to get to some more yard sales before he changes his mind.  ( ;


  1. OH sounds like FUN !!!! I'm jealous of your great deals! I need to have a yard sale soon!

  2. YES, YES, YES!!! We have to go again (without the kids) before he changes his mind!!! I had a great time, and can't wait for the next trip!

  3. You found some great deals Tanya!! I love hearing about them!
    Y'all better hurry up before your hubby changes his mind! lol
    p.s. i think you should paint the tin can, ummm red! but of course that's my fav color, may not be yours though! :)
    love the rocking chair!!!
    Come on' Crystal, I want to hear about you finds!

  4. Girl, you got good stuff and I know you had a blast. My favorite is the little rocking chair, it's so sweet! I love that Chuck offered to pick up your big items next time! That is one GREAT husband!!