Ah Summer...time for picnics, swimming, bike rides, and yard sales. What is so addictive about shopping in someone's garage or front yard? I used to scoff at yard sales, wondering why anyone would want to buy a bunch of used stuff, but then I had kids. I also have a new interest in finding vintage things, especially fabric or toys. I went to the first church rummage sale this weekend and found a Fisher Price house:
It's an unfurnished 1970's (?) Tudor, recently reduced in price due to the downturn in the housing market and the fact that there is no front door, but the doorbell works!
There is a first floor fireplace, candles that will burn forever, and a cat.
There are lots of kitchen cabinets and one child locked in the wall. Paid $2.
Batman and The Riddler boxing toy, because we need more violent games in this house.
Some dollhouse furniture and "guys," enjoying the fine weather.
This little handkerchief with sweet embroidery was inside the box with the dollhouse furniture.
I spent $10 for everything, including some blank peg dolls and a huge bag of pool/sand toys. It feels good to save some money and keep more plastic out of the landfill. This was a good warm up for the season, now I am ready to rummage!
On the same subject, we have been putting together some things we want to get rid of and thought of having a garage sale, but when we mention this to people they get very serious and say, "don't." I've heard stories of aggressive people marching up and saying, "You take 10 cents for this." How bad is it? Is it worth sitting in our yard all day? Will it be entertaining; because I'm always in for a bit of wacky on a Saturday morning.
Happy Birthday Peep-O-Peeps.