Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Garage sales and daughters make for smiles!
You see, I have daughters that love beautiful things..but...department stores or...those exclusive little places that dwell in the Orange Circle in Orange County, California. If you know California and Orange County, you know exactly what I mean!
Soooo..last week when lovely daughter #3 (the department store Queen) called and asked if I was going to the garage sales... and could she go..you could have knocked me off my computer chair with a sledge hammer. (I got that talk from Nezzy, but, I don't think I got it just right!)
I told her to be ready by 7 AM and by golly, she WAS! We picked her up and off we went.
All we heard all morning long were shrieks of joy and elation coming from the back seat!! That girl was beside herself when she loaded up on Antique linen's for just a few dollars...and to be honest, I can't even remember everything she bought. DVD'S of movies she had missed...you know...just tons of things.
(I only got ONE piece of linen out of all that, BUT, it was more fun to watch her and show her things and what to look for and how to bargain..and I must say, she caught on VERY quickly.
HOW DO I SNEAK OFF WITHOUT HER??? *giggle*
My first find was this darling little rose red teapot. MY favorite red!
Target napkin holder 50 cents!
Four beautiful napkins in Easter colors...25 cents each!
And this was the one piece of old linen that I hung onto. It was $4.00 but worth it. It is 37"x37" and is made from an old feed sack and still has the print on it. So soft and not a single flaw. PERFECT.
Silver plate tea set... BEFORE
AFTER and I paid $3.00! Yes, for all three pieces! :)
I tell you, the EASTER BUNNY couldn't have out-hopped me! Of course I saved my HAPPY HOPPING until I got to the car!!
A tiny Gerber baby spoon! BEFORE
Actually this was free because Daughter #3 got a whole pile of silver for $3.00 and this was what I salvaged! (Need I say she out "hopped" me??) :)
I almost made her get out and walk when she screamed with delight that a few of them were REAL SILVER and not plate. Ah well.... *sigh* I was happy for her. No..really...I was!!!
And last but not least...this sweet little rooster 25 cents!
He is exactly 3x3 inches. So darned cute! He looks big in the photo but he is very small!
And there you have part of the story.
The rest is that on Sunday, daughter #3 took daughter #2 with her and back out they went. I'm glad I didn't have to be in the car with them. You would not believe what they bought!
Yes, I went quietly out later when my headache went away. Alone. lol Well, I took Sweet Husband but he is only interested in wire, tools and CD's..
NO problem! :)
Sunday's last minute finds!
50 cents! I do LOVE books and always have a couple of them going.
Brand new in the box. 50 cents!
$3.00! Sweetie Pie was delighted!
So..second day Garage sales can be...great too.
The end of the story is that when the girls left my house they had arms loaded with thing. But then they always do! Don't you just love having daughters? LOL
Me? Absolutely free!