March 27, 2017
Hey ya'll, it's me!
I woke up this morning feeling horribly empty inside. Oh, it wasn't due to any existential crises of the psyche--I was HUNGRY. I hadn't eaten since supper last night. Ah, breakfast, the shining beacon of my day!
Bowie had their city wide garage sale this weekend. Friday morning I noticed in The Shopper, our local free 'for sale' paper, that there was a sale within walking distance, so that's where my son and I took our daily walk. We actually found two sales.
I was looking for clothes mainly, and I hit the jackpot. The first lady not only had the clothes hung up neatly, she had the sizes printed out and hanging above the rack, so you knew where to look! She's my new favorite garage sale 'hostess'.
The first item I saw was a brand new Navy pea coat, never been worn, only $5.00. I passed it up, because I already have a couple of different coats and jackets of varying weight and style.
One of the rules of Thriftology is:
If you didn't need it before you saw it—you don't need it now.
I didn't need the coat, so I left it and moved on to tops. I wasn't disappointed.
This little number is a top from CATO. I wear it over my black tank top. I paid a whopping 75 cents.
Also for wearing over my black tank, this gorgeous...um...I don't know what this is, but it's cute! I plan to wear it on Easter. Another 75 cents.
Zowie! 50 cents for this cute top with the stylized crosses.
Now, the other tops are beautiful, and I will get a lot of wear out of them, but I really love black t-shirts for everyday, so when I came across this dramatic design, I had to get it. An angel against a demon is a powerful image. 50 cents for this baby from ATOMIC APOSTLE.
My son got two new t-shirts. This one looks like a CALL TO DUTY shirt, but is actually a Scripture shirt bearing the verse, "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10:4. It's a CALLED TO DUTY shirt. He also got a more masculine version of my white tee, with the word REDEMPTION on it. Each was 50 cents.
At the next sale I picked up a black t-shirt with the slogan, WITCH AND FAMOUS in gold. It's going to be used as a pajama top, also 50 cents.
Altogether, I spent $4.00 for seven tops, all in great condition, and all of which will get a lot of use.
Now, I saw a lot of cute knick knacks and tchotchkes too, but again, they were not what I was looking for, and I had no need for them.
As we walked back home, we passed a huge pile of big pine cones in the road,
And I mean BIG. Look at this one next to a dinner plate! I had an extra plastic grocery bag, so I snagged a few. When I got them home I placed them in a tray I had gotten from a local thrift store a few month back for 75 cents. I knew I wanted to make a centerpiece with it, but until I saw the pine cones, it never clicked how to do it.
What do you think? I used a heavy glass vase someone gave me, and a candle inside it. I think it still needs a little....oomph. Perhaps the tray painted a rich red with a bit of gold dry rub? Any ideas in the comments are appreciated!
Saturday was a continuation of the garage sale theme. Obie and I took the truck and cruised around town looking for bargains while the Redneck stayed home and rested a bit.
Well, the morning was a bust. While there were sales all over town, none of the stuff met the parameters for me to buy anything. I was looking for clothing, DVDs, and a spiralizer to make zoodles. Nada, nothing, Zip-a-dee-doo-da.
But as we drove down streets new to us, we saw backyards filled with bluebonnets and Indian blanket wildflowers. We met some really nice folks at the sales, and we even got to visit the library, where we got a city map, which will help with future garage sale adventures.
After a while, we stopped at Brookshire's and picked up the ingredients for the perfect quick lunch on a cool damp day. Chili Dogs!
The rest of the weekend passed quietly. Church Sunday morning was a great blessing, with fellowship and worship. We rested the remainder of the day, and early bedtime, cause, you know, 2:30 a.m. on Monday comes quick, so we had to 'sleep fast'!
Well, that's my weekend, how was ya'll's? Any bargains come your way? Would love to see photos of them in the comments!
Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2017