Sunday, June 8, 2008

Yard Sale Goodies

Saturday was our town wide yard sale. My friend MB and I headed out together to see what treasures we could find. Going to yard sales is a lot more fun when you have a friend to share your treasures with! Besides our husbands don't understand the appeal of yard sales or thrifting. At our first stop I found this great sled for $5. I'm planning to put it outside as a winter decoration.

I hit the kid craft jackpot at one sale. I found a flower press, 2 kid sewing kit/books, a pipe cleaner creation how to book, a string game book and a kids weaving loom. I even found a kid craft cube to store it all in. Nature Girl was happy with these finds. I knew she would be! I paid a total of $8 for all the craft goodies.

We spent 30 minutes last night weaving together. The loom had a weaving started so we added on from the black line. Nature Girl attended for about 30 minutes before deciding I could finish the rest. I've been wanting to try weaving. I enjoyed it and found it relaxing but of course I didn't finish it. We can work on it together another day. I think it will be fun to gather some natural items to weave in. Feathers, grass sticks, ect. I bet that would hold Nature Girl's interest!
Here are some of the goodies I brought home. The green glass platter is for me. MB and I are splitting the two gallon size ziplocks of old buttons. Can you believe it was only $3 for all of those buttons? We decided this was our favorite find of the day. I also found a new iron, two wooden chairs that match Nature Girl's play table, a few books for me and some wire baskets for a peg board. I thought they would be perfect for either my craft area or Nature Girls play area. Don't you just love yard sales and thrift stores?!!!


val said...

OMGosh! What a great haul! I love everything but the sled is my fav! I have one just like it from when I was a child in Germany! I use it at the front door with twinkle lights on it at Christmas. I've also used it UNDER a small tree to raise it up! Oh! and one year I used it to hold all our holiday snow globes!

jovaliquilts said...

Great finds! I found a container of buttons at a garage sale when I was pregnant with DD1. Once the kids get past the put-it-in-the-mouth stage, there are a zillion things you can do with buttons -- sorting, guessing, matching, crafting, making game pieces, etc. You'll have a blast!

Christy said...

Great finds! I'm in the getting rid of stuff mode, so no yard sales or thrifts for me lately. I'm amazed at how much stuff I've cleaned out and set aside for my own yard sale.

Oh...we made flubber tonight. Even got hubby involved. It was a blast!

Jacquie said...

What a great day of shopping! The weaving loom is fabulous. She's going to have a ball with that!

Sarah said...

you did great! what fun! we love the pigeon books around here, and Mo Willems' other books too.

susan said...

wow! good take!!
lots of goodies, sigh not for me this year. i have the same little flower press.