Here’s my list of all the stuff I got free in June:
4 heads Romaine: $8
2 eggplants: $3
5 cucumbers: $2.50
4 mangoes: $4
1 lb green beans: $1.49
Smart Balance sour cream: $2.79
Aunt Jemima syrup: $3.69
2 Publix apple juice: $3.98
5 Mahatma rice: $4.95
6 1/2-gallons Smart balance milk: $21.74
8 oz blueberries; $1.49
4 Taco Bell sparkling limeades: $6.76
2 Einstein’s bagels: $2
Schick Hydro 5 razor: $ 9.99
2 Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors: $21.98
Nivea body wash: $5.99
2 Old Spice body wash: $9.98
2 Schick shaving cream: $6.98
Colgate Total: $3.89
bath tissue: $3.49
4-roll pkg bath tissue: $2.49
2 pkg Angel Soft bath tissue: $8
Airplus moisturizing socks: $4.49
nail polish: $2.49
SLAH Signature Flowerpot: $ 14.96
This weekend was very, very hot but Heather and I bit the bullet and went out Friday and Saturday mornings anyway. We were surprised at how many garage sales we found, considering that people have to sit out in their non-ac garages all day long. I found:
A very tiny cast iron skillet in need of seasoning (50 cents) and a mini muffin pan (25 cents). That brings my mini muffin tin count up to six, just right for a batch of cupcakes from a cake mix.
12 clear glass plates ($3) photo to come. I almost didn’t buy them because I have so many kinds of plates, but Heather reminded me that several times in the past few weeks I have wished aloud that I had some for group gatherings. Then I remembered that I really want to use clear glass when we have a themed party, such as the one-year-old birthday last week. Our standard floral plates just didn’t go with the nautical theme of the birthday party.
A pizza stone and a Sil-Pat mat ($1 each)
Three vintage fingertip towels with embroidery (25 cents each)
A cute wooden couple from Sweden (25 cents)
Heather and I went garage saling again on Friday; she found lots of stuff while I found very little. But that’s ok because I found some really great things earlier this spring.
First I found a third glass cake plate very similar to two I already have. This one was $1. I love the three little feet on the bottom of this style of plate. I looked online and discovered that my other two plates are circa 1930, while this one is circa 1970. It is slightly lighter in weight.
More nice wood blocks for Patrick’s birthday; this set was also $3. These look really fun because there are castle pieces. (There are many, many more blocks in this set; I just didn’t feel like spreading them all out. This is a good representative sample of what came in the set.)
A partial box of Preen isn’t very exciting, but it was FREE! I couldn’t go wrong for that price.
I didn’t get a chance to post last week’s garage sale finds, so I’m posting two weeks in one.
A week ago Friday Heather and I hit a number of sales on our way north to make a delivery. We were in very rural areas and we were surprised at how many garage sales we found. I found this wall pocket (it was silver; I’m painting it black) for my back porch, $2. At the same sale I also bought a scrolly black curtain rod and tie-backs for the bedroom redo, $4 each.
At an estate sale I bought this blue chair for the front porch, $5. I already disinfected it and I plan to paint it black, but it needs some heavy sanding done to it first.
I also found this wood pedestal bowl, $1. It was filthy dirty and I plan to prime it and paint it too.
One annoying thing happened last week while we were shopping. At one sale we walked down the driveway and saw another customer browsing. I spied a cake dome priced at $5, something I have been wanting/needing. I whipped out my handy purse measuring tape to check it’s diameter. Just then it looked like there might be an emergency by my car, so I started to run up the driveway. I realized I couldn’t carry the owner’s goods with me, so I quickly set down the dome. Then the owner assured me that everything was fine, I didn’t need to go to my car. I turned back to the cake dome, and it was gone. What happened? I looked around, and there was that other customer, browsing the table right where she had been, except she had the cake dome in her hand. I couldn’t believe it! She had to have dashed over behind my back and grabbed it in the two moments that I was worried about my car. And then she had the gall to offer $2.50 for it and the owner accepted her offer. It really burned me up.
Today we went out again, even though it was extremely hot. We didn’t think there would be many sales because who wants to sit in the garage when it’s over 90 degrees? But we found plenty of sales to keep us busy all morning. Here’s my haul:
two white cotton tablecloths, NIP, $1 eachone linen/cotton blend tablecloth (spread on table), $1
4 vintage hankies, $1 all
4 tiny scrolly iron chairs, $1 for all
A set of blocks for one of the little guys, $3
And – can you believe it? -a clear glass cake pedestal and dome, $1 for the two pieces.
Ha! I did better than that rude customer last week. I got the cake dome plus
a pedestal for only one dollar.
To see more pictures of Greta’s wedding, go here.