Let me start by saying I am not a garage saler (is that a word?). I wish I was. I have been to a few garage sales but have never had much luck. And the few times I have planned on going to city wide garage sales, the next morning roles around and the thought of waking my kids up early and dragging them in and out of the car is enough to keep me home. It just doesn't seem worth it.
Last week my sister asked me if I would help her with her baby registry. It just so happened that the day we were going there was also a city wide garage sale going on. So, she took off work and my sweet mother-in-law watched my kids for the day and we even left early to hit the garage sales. I didn't have very high hopes. I was mostly just looking forward to spending the day with my sister. Little did I know it would be the best day of garage sale-ing ever.
I was mostly looking for clothes for Levi and some furniture. I really didn't find much on my list...but I came home with lots of fun treasures instead. And the best part was that everything was cheap!
Cake stand (it even turns!).......$2
I actually bought the file cabinet the day before at our local antique store. It wasn't as cheap as the rest of my garage sale finds, but I loved it and it was in really good condition. I think it will be perfect for the boys to keep their legos in someday.
Awesome red toolbox.......$3
This was my favorite find for sure. I love it. My sister loved it too. I was even feeling guilty like I should give it to her. But then I remembered how much I loved the red tool box and it came home with me. Selfish, I know. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes missing one day after she visits! Or maybe we should share the toolbox and it can just travel back and forth between our houses.
Glass bottle.......10 cents
And this doesn't include my sister's finds. She bought a gorgeous Jenny Lind crib for $15 and three huge vintage frames for $2. She also found a vintage pyrex and some cool mason jars. And I did find a few clothes for Levi too.
I'm sure every garage sale-ing adventure won't be this successful but I am definitely game for going again sometime. You never know what you will find, right?
I told the boys all about my finds as they watched me unload them from the van the next day. Levi shared in my excitement. He really liked the toolbox and he kept running over to the file cabinet and saying, "This is for my legos. Thanks, mom!" The funny thing is he doesn't really have any legos yet! :)
I think Griffin felt about the same as my husband does when I bring a new vintage/antique find home. They just don't understand. :)