Mom loved to go to yard sales and she loved to have them as well. Both of my sisters and I have inherited the love of going, finding bargains and even things we never dreamed of, but I don't think any of us have the love of actually having a sale. We all do from time to time, but not like Mom, who never let a summer pass without holding a yard sale. We lived quite a ways out of town, so for days ahead of the sale, we would clean and price our items, then haul them all into town and set up the sale on Grandma and Grandpa's front lawn. The day itself was always fun with us kids taking turns being the "cashier" and writing down in a notebook whose items sold and for how much. Afterwords, we would divy up our earnings and a trip to The Corner Market was always in order for a pop and a piece of candy. My favorite was the lollipops that were two-toned, kind of powdery and came on a hollow white stick. I don't remember what they were called but I loved them!
As a teenager, I no longer went to yard sales or even wanted to help with the annual summer sale. We lived in a very small town and how mortifying it would be to wind up in a classmates yard going through their castoffs! No thank you!
Those awkward teenage years weren't far behind me before yard sales once again callled my name. (And it didn't hurt that I had moved an entire state away, to a much larger town so odd's were entirely in my favor that I wouldn't be digging through my friends things!) Now, many years later, I would happily paw through friends stuff, offering them a dollar here or there when I found something I just had to have. Brittany and Shilo have also gotten the yard sale itch, so with both of them close this year, I predict lots of Saturdays out "saleing".
With all that said, would you like to see my treasures from this past Saturday's hunting? Yes? Have a look ~
This is my favorite find! I've been wanting to change out our curtains, something to make the room feel lighter and brighter, so I was super excited to find this set of 12 panels, all for $25. Yeah! They go perfectly in our house, the same brick red as the fireplace and other red accents we've used in the living room. They make the room feel very summer country beach cottage-y which is just exactly what I wanted.
With 12 panels, I have enough to do the kitchen as well, which really ties the house together. I just love them!
How about a sailboat picture for $5? Perfect for an empty spot that really needed to be filled in our nautical-themed bathroom.
It's very rare for me to come home from yard sales without a stack of books!
Isn't that top adorable? Actually, it's two pieces that Shilo found at seperate yard sales for 25 cents a piece. What a score!
We found a whole stack of super cute clothes for tiny Mazzy Kaye. This little outfit is my favorite for $1.00.
We all know how fun dress-up can be, so I couldn't pass up this little Ninja costume for Noah. ($1.00)
Of course, it resulted in a couple of karate chops for Bana and a little voice stating, "Watch out. Inja coming through!"
Have you been out treasure hunting yet this season? Found any wonderful things? It's true that one girls trash is another girls treasure!