It was raining. But there were a couple of garage sales on the way home from school drop off this am, so...the first thing I bought was a doll. She's an 18 inch Madame Alexander in her original dress, no shoes. I checked ebay - $12.99 for her shoes!! The doll is worth about $50. I paid $1.45. The lady who sold it to me said their whole neighborhood is having a sale next weekend. Way cool cause it's the RICH neighborhood. LOL I can't wait. Rich people either think their stuff is gold or they practically give it away. Mostly the latter. :-)
Came home and cleaned and arranged the storage rooms downstairs so I could put away Bunny World. Oh. I never mentioned I also collect bunnies for Easter. I have a village and about a billion bunnies. Vacuumed up the paper grass and dusted. Then. Hubby was home and asked, "Want to hit a few garage sales after lunch?"
Bought an Easter tree for tiny eggs and bunnies to hang on. Bought two 35th anniversary Barbies, a blonde and a brunette for $5 each! You know, replicas of the original Barbie with the black & white striped bathing suit and a pony tail? I LOVE them! I've long regretted still not having my own. They have joined the other dolls in my office curio. I should take a picture.
Moving right along...we hit a sale where they had closed a day care and were selling everything. I called my daughter who is OPENing a daycare on Monday and we bought all their mats, chairs, tables and an excersaucer -- the best kind ever with the bouncy legs, and just altogether cleaned up on her behalf. Now we have to take a two hour drive tomorrow morning to deliver the goods. LOL But that's okay because a little town called Battle Creek right near her is having their city-wide garage sales. Wow, did we plan that right or what?
What else...oh when I find interesting sterling silver necklaces cheap enough I buy them to use for charms for my bracelets. I got a cross. Threw away the chain. Bought a pretty pink heart necklace...hubby bought a flashy zircon ring. We laughed because it's just fun and funky but 24k gold. He'll wear it.
Oh--there was a guy selling stacks of leather boxed cleaning kits, the kind you get when you buy a leather sofa. Recognized them because we got one years ago with a leather sectional. Anyway I always loved that cleaner and conditioner for purses, so I bought a kit.
Man, I LOVE garage sales, it's the thrill of the hunt. You never know what you'll find at the next one.
Off to take care of things since I'll be gone all day tomorrow. The plan is to get up at 5 and hit the road at 6 so we can be there when the sales start. Whoo hoo! Rain or shine--actually rain is okay because people sell their stuff cheaper. We got GREAT deals today.
Okay, I promise not to talk about garage sales any more. I'll even THINK about a 12 step program if you complain enough.