Last year - Black & White Toile plates - $10
Last Summer, was the Summer of Yard Sales for me. I had never been into yard sales before until one morning, Dave and I decided to drive around and look for a few before we went to the farmer's market. I was hooked! Awesome treasures and fabulous finds for less than Goodwill prices! Plus those early morning yard sale adventures became our couple time. We would leave the kids sleeping at home with my Mom, drive around to the sales, head to the farmer's market then enjoy a small breakfast together at one of the restaurants near the market. When yard sale season ended last year, I could not wait to start again this year. BUT...something happened.
Last year - Vietri Bowl - $2
The kick-off to my yard sale season this year was going to be a Spring church yard sale Dave and I have always attended. I have pretty much done all the kids' clothes shopping there for the last few years. Name brand clothes in excellent condition for .50 to $1 a piece. But the church decided to no longer hold the sales. So my launch into yard sale 2011 never happened. In addition, I found I really enjoyed getting my grocery shopping done earlier on Saturday mornings instead of later in the afternoon. Early morning shopping at Trader Joe's is a completely different experience than late afternoon shopping at Trader Joe's LOL! So there you have it. I've only gone to one yard sale this year. And that was last weekend. And only because it was in our neighborhood and I was passing by on my way to the farmer's market.
Last year - Urn & baskets - FREE
But Dave is still feeling the love. And he has a new partner in crime.
Clayton, yard sale shopper-in-training
Yes, our 6yo son Clayton! Despite his young age, Clayton is a lover of thrift. He thoroughly enjoys finding "scores" with Daddy. And has learned he can stretch his allowance much further buying toys at yard sales. I can totally see Clayton decorating his college dorm room with yard sale and dumpster finds - just like his Daddy did. And if Clayton attends college locally, I can totally see Dave driving over to help him, with head lamp and dumpster claw in hand!
Last year - Oneida tea set - $5
As for me, I told Dave I'd like to do "yard sale -lite" this year. Maybe visit a few estate sales on Sundays. I'm hoping to find a few vintage items - a typewriter, pair of white gloves, hats and linens.
This year Dave picked up this 25 bottle wine rack with cabinet for $15.
My only yard sale buys of the year - 2 Pier One bird plates and an antique leather baby/doll boot for $6
How has your yard sale season gone so far?
I'm linking up with the Nester!