Monday, April 30, 2012

Yard Sale Love

This weekend I decided to go yard sale hunting again.  I am so extremely thrilled with the amazing finds that I scored.  I went back to that same area I went last week and had such great luck. 

There were so many yard sales and a great amount of Community Sales.  From my experience, Community Sales present a great experience for me because there are so many people who get together to get rid of things, and then I come in and get to buy things at super low prices.

This summer my daughter will be having her birthday.  I decided that it would be fun to throw her a surprise tea party.  I have been looking around for ideas and found some great pictures of nicely decorated tables with real china sets and glassware full of sweets and treats.  I decided that would be the perfect thing for her party.  In looking around at prices for china and glassware, I have had a bit of sticker shock.  Typically I can find great deals at thrift stores.  Unfortunately, $3.00 for one plate doesn't sound like a great price in my humble opinion.  I have looked high and low at thrift stores with not the greatest luck.

Thankfully this weekend I found a great old china set!  It was in a cardboard box and the lady said $10.00!!  I couldn't believe my luck.  Imagine my surprise in myself when I negotiated her down to $8.00.  Yes, $8.00 is a much better deal than purchasing everything separately at thrift stores and such.  I also found clear glass dishes and platters for the party.  I couldn't believe the great luck.  There was such a great selection for these items and I happily scored.  I found a white glass pitcher that matches my dish set at home for only 50 cents!!!

My son likes Imaginext toys and has been wanting this pirate ship for a while now.  He looks at the stores and excitedly exclaims how much he wants it.  At about $50 - $60 there is no way this mama wants to spend that much.  Well, imagine my surprise when I found the complete set for only $5.00 at a yard sale.  Jack spent his own money on it and was so excited about buying it.  Score!!!  He also found a space ship shooter thing for $1.00.  (When we got home we cleaned up his toys and he played with them on his own for hours.  Definitely worth the money spent.)

My daughter found this Pucci pup for only $1.00 which was paid with her own money.  She has been wanting another one to go with the one she has that Santa purchased for $2.00.  Another score!

I found a nice JC Penney queen size comforter for only $2.00!  The lady said she purchased it new at JC Penny for $80.00.  No worries for me.  I will happily use it. 

We had a birthday party to go to that evening, and I found a brand new Baby Phat purse with the tags and everything on it for $7.00, with the birthday girl in mind.  I tried to talk them down to $5.00 but they wouldn't budge.  For $7.00 I figured I couldn't go wrong.  The birthday girl is into fashion and purses so why not?  Much cheaper than spending a lot more at the store like I was planning to do. 

I found a vintage Disney blanket for a dollar that I talked her down to only 50 cents. 

I had my sister with me as well and she bought a bunch of nice things for herself.  Needless to say, I sure love yard sales.   


  1. I really need to get up early and go to some yard sales. We're moving into a new house and I'm trying not to break my budget by going on a decorating frenzy!

  2. Serendipity they had such great sales out in the far North. I highly suggest getting up and going. I am certain you will find some great things for your house. I want to venture to the South and see if I have good luck out there as well. Let me know if you go and what you find. :)

  3. Beautiful darling! What do u say about following each other? Kisses from Romania!