We dropped Teen off to catch the bus with his Cross Country team this morning, then did a little driving around to see if we could find any good yard sales. We were spoiled by the neat and cool things we found at yard sales in Kansas. We haven't really hit a jackpot since being here. But today, we pretty much hit a couple of jackpots! I think the cooler weather and hint of fall had people out faring their goods because we found more sales today than we ever have.
I used to feel a little weird about yard sales. There's just something eh about walking around looking through other people's stuff. But, that's how treasures are often found!
I'll share a couple of things we
I almost walked by this beauty of a lantern but the turquoise color drew me back to it. I inquired about the price and the lady said, $6. Um, where did G-Dub go with his wallet? Yikes.... down to the neighbor's sale. Hmmm... so I walked down to get him hoping that no one else would pick up the lantern while I was away from it. He met me with another lantern asking if I liked it. "I like the other one at that house better!" was my response. He had noticed it, but didn't ask the price so kept going. We went back and paid for it! We won't use it here at the rental house though we could. But, we are planning to save it and hopefully use it at our next house. I just love it.
Third is a vanity light fixture. We bought this with the downstairs bath in mind. The one that was in there had light bulbs that were $10 a piece and had to be special ordered. Ugh... G-Dub found a past its prime and not so pretty fixture at another yard sale and replaced it, but I don't like it. When we found this one for $5 again, we snagged it. Again, this will go with us when we move just because I like it.
We picked up some other odds and ends. LilMan bought a backpack that is bigger than his travel bag. G-Dub bought a digital camera which I told him not to, but he wanted anyway. LOL We picked up a Starbucks thermos for $2. I was on the hunt for some small Mason jars, but only came home with four half pints for $1. More than I had this morning, but not as many as I wished for! LilMan was so ready to come home! He usually loves