Fear not, I *have* been out on my usual yard saling adventures. With the cold spring we had, I really didn't get started until the end of May. And despite the fact that I've hit a substantial number of sales this season, I haven't come home with much. These days I'm pretty picky about what I'll buy, even at yard sale prices, as the more I declutter, the less desire I have to bring something into the house that just ends up accumulating dust.
That being said, I do enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" enough to continue digging around in boxes of random stuff on people's driveways on the slight chance I will unearth something wonderful (I still adore the vintage glass candlesticks I found wrapped in paper at the bottom of a box at an estate sale 4 years ago).
My first find of the season was at a church rummage sale:
At the same rummage sale, I also picked up these in-brand-new-condition books for my gift cupboard (50 cents each!):
A few weeks later, I picked up this beautiful, coffee-table-sized book on herb gardening for 75 cents:
Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I scored all 3 of these items at a fundraiser yard sale:
Grand total: $11 for 10 items, or $1.10 per item
July's looking like it's going to be light on the yard sales for me; I have 2 Saturdays where I'm doing demos at the Farmers' Market, plus we'll be on vacation for part of the month, too. So it may be a while before my next yard sale report appears - rest assured that I'll be back eventually with another update!
Have you found anything great at a yard sale lately?
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