I ended up making a few good finds, and the fresh air actually made me feel slightly better, so I'm glad I went!
Here's what I came home with:
I couldn't resist this adorable plush bowling set. It's in perfect condition (the lady told me her son never used it). The asking price was $10 for the set; I offered her $7, which she accepted. There are a few little kids in my life that I'm sure would love this, so I'm tucking it away in my gift cupboard. The two Neopets were in a "free" box at the same sale - my boys still love these little critters (although they're likely to be sporting homemade body armour these days, lol!). I'm saving them for stocking stuffers.
-rectangular flat basket, 50 cents
-large (very heavy) glass pitcher, $1.00
-set of mini lights, 50 cents
-Hardcover papercraft and origami book, 50 cents
-paperback copy of Weaveworld, 50 cents
I'm hoping the mini lights will work out for my Christmas window decorating plans; if not I'm only out 50 cents (I fiddled around with them a bit when I got them home and it does look like my plan for them will be a go!)
I have a real "thing" for glass pitchers and I just couldn't resist this one, it's so nice and big and sturdy. The papercraft book looks like an excellent reference for a variety of low-cost craft projects, many of which look gift-worthy . I'm planning to give the copy of Weaveworld to one of the teenage boys on the street who I think might like it (it was one of my favourite reads as a teen and I still have my own copy, which I'm reluctant to loan out!)
Grand total for the day: $10 for 8 items, or $1.25 an item
Did you find any great deals this week?