Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Garage sale season

I'm so happy garage sale season is back in full swing. This past week, my friend Shannon and I took our girls on a garage sale-ing trip. It reminded me of when I was little and my mom and her friend Jean would pile my brother and I along with 2 of Jean's kids into an old woody station wagon (with the "way back" seat) and we would head out to the sales. I remember those days quite fondly, although now I see what hard work it is to keep up with kids at a garage sale. Sheesh!

Anyhoo, last week I scored a bunch of summer clothes for Lily, a big wooden bowl (which I will use for spinning fiber), snow boots for Lily, a practically brand new Cuisinart toaster oven, a free set of funky old luggage for photography, a chinese paper parasol (also for photography), a illustrated print of McCormick's Creek done by a local artist and I'm sure there are other things that I forgot to mention. Oh yeah, brand new Teva flip flops for me! Just in time as mine were wearing out.

Possibly my favorite score was this funky 70s needlepoint of an owl. It obviously needs a new frame, but I am in love with it. Old crafty stuff gets me every time.



Butts said...

We've had some good finds thus far as well. We've missed going with you guys. The kids are so much easier to take with now.

Nanny said...

I found this really cool needlepoint pic a while back at thrift store of a Tiger for Tiger's room. Love it when you find a really good deal. Love going to garage sales! Of course Chris is always telling me to stop bringing more "crap" home. It's all a matter of opinion I say. Somebone else's crap is anothers treasure.