Saturday, July 16, 2011

Yard Sales - the 'deal' of the Century...

The 'Deal of the Century' doesn't really begin to describe the blessing that my sister, Terri!, and I walked away with last night. There was going to be a large Estate Sale today at the home of a lady that recently passed away. I believe that she was in her late forties or early fifties. It was a tragic story and one that affected our friend Regina personally. (as this was her friend that she did a retail booth with for many years) Anyway, Regina was able to get us in last night on a 'pre-sale' (we shopped 9pm-11pm last night) and boy did this lady have lots of stuff. Terri and I were shopping for our personal use as well as stuff for our new retail booth space at Olde Salem Merchantile (that is only 1 week old) We couldn't believe the amount of stuff for sale, the awesome prices, and how much stuff we came home with. The photos below are only the items that I put in my car for me personally and for the booth. You should see the stuff that is at Terri's house that I don't have photos of.

Ok, are you ready to find out why I am calling it the 'Deal of the Century'? I only paid $40 for the items that you see in the (many) photos below and Terri paid only $35 for the items that she has at her house. I know, can you believe it? We are still in shock. We have already talked this morning about what an awesome blessing it was for us to be able to pre-shop this sale. We love having connections. Thank you Regina. As you can see, we got tons of stuff. We got seasonal items (Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc), we got lots of table linens (runners, table cloths and cloth napkins), we got about 6 or 7 wreaths (some everyday and some seasonal), we got gardening decor, Christmas ornaments, vases, baskets, bowls...and again, this isn't even the items that Terri has...What a blessing. This will make us some 'fun money' as we move some of these items into our 'Double Take' booth space.

1 comment:

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow did you ever hit the jackpot!! Everything looks so nice and I bet you will have such a great time using some of these to do some awesome decorations around the holidays!!