Do you enjoy yard saleing? As much as I enjoy consignment stores and some thrift stores, I really am not that much of a yard saler (is that a word?). Specifically, I don’t often get up on Saturday mornings at the crack of dawn, head out with my cup of coffee and drive all over town in search of “the jackpot” yardsale. (As far as having a yard sale – we won’t even go there!) To me, it seems like a lot of effort – and gas – for a little payoff…but then again, I’m sure many could make similar arguments against thrift stores.
Nevertheless, this past weekend, our neighborhood had its first annual community yard sale. I was actually looking forward to it. I was really looking forward to alot of the neighbors being outside and a chance to meet some new folks….which I did! but I also came across a few real treasures – and all while walking!
At one home, this lady apparently had done some redecorating and had out quite a bit of home decor items….almost all of which were Pottery Barn and several things still in the original packaging. And she had the best prices ever! I picked up this Cafe Latte sign for fifty cents….it looks right at home in my butler’s pantry. (The butler’s pantry is a serving area between my kitchen and dining room….as for the butler, see below!!)
I also bought from her two khaki pillow covers – 25 cents a piece, a plate stand and a cute ivory aluminum vase/urn for another 50 cents! I’m telling you, my kind of deals:)
I don’t often buy clothes at yard sales but I came across an entire selection of men’s shirts – still in the dryer cleaner bags, name brand shirts (like Ralph Lauren) and Hubbie’s exact size. I couldn’t pass them up….and for 50 cents to a dollar! Woo Hoo.
So, here is picture of sweet Hubbie “modeling” one of his new shirt (he’s a good sport!)