Estate and garage sale season is finally here in Michigan. I have to be careful during this season because I have limited funds and in all honesty I don't NEED anything. Most weekends I skip sales all together. Occasionally though I just feel like having a day out at the sales. Friday was one of those days.
Since my funds are limited and my eyes are bigger than my funds in most cases, I try to have some
strict loose guidelines: affordable (translation - cash in my pocket), immediately usable (translation - will not add to any of my stashes), or a significant contribution to an existing vision (translation - something on my pin board).
First I hit up another Artful Solutions estate sale. It was day 2 - so that means everything was 20% off. Not as good as the 50% I could save if I waited one more day, but I was booked for Saturday and this was my only chance.
I found this chest for $5.00. Perfect for a project I have planned for my patio. I'm already halfway through the transformation - to be disclosed at a later date!
Ever since I had to take 3 inches off of the kitchen cabinet where I sore my herbs and spices I've been trying to come up with a creative herb management solution. I'm hoping these will help. I was totally charmed by these jars. Too expensive, but I've never seen anything like them before. I know I will use them. The set ended up being about $25 with the 20% discount. A splurge, but I think they are worth it.
I couldn't resist these two books. $3.20 each. Probably should not have bought them. At least they are my favorite color.
I did a drive by to a few garage sales, only stopping at one.
I love David Sedaris' books. I've only read one and they had a whole collection for $.50 each. A pretty good investment I think. The frame I bought because it is a deep set frame (don't know what those frames are really called - where there is about one inch between the glass and the mat). Frames like that are harder to find and this was $1. I'm pretty sure I can make something out of this in a matter of
days weeks months - so I buy it. Maybe I should do a giveaway on the poodle picture....I think the response would be overwhelming! Don't you?
Total purchase $3.50.
I'm 3 blocks from my house and all my shopping urges are gone so I go home. Done for the day.
Books are put away. Spice jars are filled. Chest is half completed. Only one piece added to stash.
Good job Karen!
Make something wonderful today!
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