Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Junk Sales...Oh, How I LOVE You, Let Me Count the Ways!

If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know that I am addicted to the thrill of the hunt and have been for many years. Starting with garage sales with my parents when I was a kid, to garage sales for toys and things for the boys when they were little, to  garage sales, estate sales, flea markets, antique shops, Ebay, Etsy, rummage sales-you name it-for the vintage goodies I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Here are some reasons why I love going to sales:

1. You never know what treasure you will find!
2. You never know if the very next sale will have "IT", the one item you've been dying to find.
3. You can buy stuff usually at much lower prices at sales VS antique shops and stores.
4. It's usually easy to find sales-all throughout the year.
5. You meet some very interesting people.
6. It's cheap entertainment.
7. You can make offers, and a lot of times they're accepted-can't do that in a store!
8. One man's junk, is truly another man's treasure!
9. You find out what luck means and being at the right place at the right time means.
10. You can always hold your own sale to sell off what you can't use, or don't really want.
11. That feeling of excitement when you make a BIG score!
12. You learn the etiquette of shopping on driveways.
13. You find all kinds of things you never even knew existed!
14. You get to see what other people have collected.
15.You really never know what treasures you will find!!!


  1. It sure is the "thrill of the hunt"!! I've been doing it for YEARS TOO!!! My parents also got me "hooked"! I also LOVE a great buy!

  2. I love junk sales for all the same reasons!

  3. My favorite thrift store haunt is what we call the "junkyard". Its a yard area filled with boxes and boxes of stuff that hasn't been sorted.. and you can search to your heart's content!