Friday, August 17, 2012

Fall is in the air

The weather has taken a turn from rainy to cool and breezy-but the skies are bright blue with big puffy clouds-it is just GORGEOUS!!!! I couldn't wait to get out this morning to some sales! I mapped out ten sales all within about 12 miles of my house. A couple of them were sales that I'd been to before but didn't realize it until I got there or almost there. All the rest were new to me, never been there before sales.

It was FUN!! I love looking at the things people have for sale almost as much as I love the thrill of the hunt! The first sale I stopped at I got two giant paper bags filled with vintage glass jars! They were ten cents a jar and a lot of them had the zinc lid with the glass top!

Today was a thrifty day too, everything I found cost right around $20 for everything! Most of it is going to the booth-I will "foster" a few things for a while, and keep a few things. There is a Melon Festival starting later this evening in a nearby town with lots of people expected to attend, so the garage sales were very plentiful.

An even bigger bonus-free lunch at Red Robin! I was cleaning my desk at work the other day and I came across a thank-you card my boss had given me a year ago with a Red Robin gift card as a thank-you to me for a project that I took care of. Eric and I had lunch together, talked, laughed and caught up and I only had to pay the tip!

So far, it's been a pretty nice day!! Tomorrow afternoon, I am going to my friend Auntie's house for her son's wedding! Her youngest son is getting married in her beautiful yard, "by the big oak tree". I stopped by today to offer to help, but she says it's all set...I'm looking forward to a beautiful day tomorrow!

Here is what I picked up today...minus a 1940 Ernest Hemingway-For Whom the Bell Tolls book. Adam snatched it up with plans to cut the pages into some sort of scene...I quickly put a halt to that!! Even though it only cost me fifty cents, those books are going for good money on Ebay!


  1. You got all of those goodies for 20.00 WOW!! Love the old frame. They are so much fun to decorate with. I have a few just sitting on the hearth and I think it looks pretty cool!
    Have a great weekend.

    1. The frame is really strange, it's squishy almost like a foam frame. I'm trying to decide if I want to paint it white, or leave it as it is-what do you think?

  2. What a fun shopping trip- so much for so little!

  3. Wow what wonderful treasures I want to go shopping with you! I am now your newest follower~ Hugs, Diane

  4. Hi Diane! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! If you live in Michigan, we could shop together!