Friday, April 29, 2011

Fun Things Popping Up All Over!

This morning I was looking for a little adventure, and a little time to be by myself so I took off to the community that I grew up in for their annual community wide garage sale day. Last year I went with Eric and we had a really good time, so when I saw the ad in the paper, I couldn't pass it up this year.

Last year, there were all kinds of sales with LOTS of variety. This year...mostly baby and kid stuff, and no where near as many sales. I actually only got out of the car twice! Needless to say, I didn't buy anything-but I did get to see my old home town, my grandparents home of my childhood and all of the houses on their old street that just seemed so huge when I was a kid, and today, they looked so small!

It was a bright and sunny day-still a little chilly, but it was a nice day to be out. It was a day to slow down a bit, ponder some things and just be alone with my thoughts. That part of the day was great! The finding good deals and great things part...not so much.

Since I still had some time to kill before I picked Eric up at school, I stopped at a local consignment store. SCORE! A little refrigerator dish I have been watching for a couple months was finally discounted to the lowest price, and I found this little individual Pyrex casserole! 

When I got home, I had a couple packages waiting for me! One was a freebie from getting new tires last fall. I had given up hope of ever seeing anything since it has been so it is!

Why they were giving out Flip cameras for buying tires...I have no idea, but I think we are going to have fun playing with it!

The other package was this!

My first Harlequin novelty pitcher (or creamer)! I've been watching them for a while on Ebay, but have always gotten outbid (by a LOT). This time I was lucky and got it for a song!

As I think back on the community sale last year, I've been trying to remember why it was so much fun...was it because of the cool things and great deals I got? I didn't buy much if I remember correctly. So I concluded that it was a fun day because I was hanging out with my son- that's what made it so much fun!


  1. Good buys! I missed junking with you the past few weeks.

  2. Your fridgie dish looks like a little dinghie or a life-boat - it's really cute!

  3. Love the pitcher/creamer! Glad you won! I love hanging out with my kids! They can be a riot! Who knew! LOL!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :o)

  4. Sounds like a great day! I love those little Pyrex casserole dishes! They are hard to find, too. I always thought they would be great to put the short corn on the cobs in. Cute! I always love reading your posts and greatly appreciate all of your comments on mine! :)

  5. So nice to meet you! Rummage season has started here again, YAY.

  6. What brand is the refrigerator dish? Its very unique. I love those half off days. the best treasures always come home with me.

    The Joyful Thrifter