Yard Sale Finds.

What a gorgeous day Saturday was. Perfect weather, I got up fairly early, and after I’d been out shopping for an hour or so, my fellow bargain hunter Shannon called and said she wanted to tag along. It’s so much more fun yard shopping with a kindred spirit. When you’re by yourself, you can’t talk about all the weird stuff people sell to anyone. Also, who can you crow about your awesome bargain with when you’re in the car by yourself? No one, that’s who. So I was thrilled to have Shannon along with me, especially since it was she who found this bargain for me:

How I missed a giant stack of books like that, I have no idea, but luckily, Shannon pointed them out to me. $3! Even if they never get read, they’ll look beautiful on a shelf (“I just love books…they’re so decorative.” Any Auntie Mame fans out there? Anyone? Anyone?) Their bindings have never been cracked, but I hope that’s not a portent of how they’ll be used in our house. Although, I must say, I cannot picture myself reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles” to our kids.

Next up: five bottles of glitter, about 3/4 of the way filled. For a buck. That’s right, a buck. When we finally use these (when they’re, you know, 21 or 22 years old) I can tell ’em just to go wild with the glitter, since I paid almost nothing for it. My mom always let us use glitter, despite the mess, but we always shook off the excess into a piece of paper, rolled it into a cone, andĀ funneledĀ it back into the container. It’s expensive, yo! But not this stuff. We can glitter the walls with it, for all I care, because it was cheap, cheap, cheap. Go crazy, kids!

You should have seen the outfit Justin had Jack in before I left for yard sales Saturday morning. A green and black striped shirt with blue knit shorts. He claimed that Jack didn’t have enough clothes to make matching outfits for a week. Well, I took care of that.

8 t-shirts, 3 pairs of shorts, and 2 pairs of sandals, one pair to put away for later and one pair that fits him perfectly now:

All for $7! I am most excited about the shoes. Y’all, I refuse to spend $30-40 for a pair of three-and-a-half inch sandals and if you buy cheapie ones, they’re uncomfortable. These are nice, expensive shoes that fit him well and are apparently comfortable because God knows he would have let us know if they weren’t.

Counting Ernie! Brand new! $1! We’re putting him away for Christmas/birthday presents.

Emme got a few nice items of clothing, including this adorable dress that is a little too big for her and, as a consequence, she keeps taking it off at inopportune moments:

OMG her chubby little legs kill me. I also got this awesome winter coat for her:

I spent a little more than I like on these items — the dress was $3, the coat $5 — but I don’t mind, they’re both so cute.

I got a few other odds and ends that I didn’t photograph — books, a few small toys, etc. It was a great day, all in all, and I think I’m officially ready to call Yard Sale Season 2012 up and running.

Janie Hightower - June 10, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Great day in the morning, as Grandpa Hoelzeman would say! You did very well!!

Janie Hightower - June 11, 2012 - 8:15 pm

I love the look on Emme’s face in that picture!!!

Richard Ragsdale - June 12, 2012 - 6:13 pm

Babies LOVE Sherlock Holmes. Also, H. G. Wells. And The Marquis De Sade, but they shouldn’t read him before they’re seven.

Lisa - June 20, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Veronica was very excited by the dress you found for Emme. She kept screaming DUCK and shaking her little fists when I showed her the picture.

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