Secondhand Finds

It’s been nearly 2 years since I last went yard sale-ing! Last summer with a newborn baby, we just never made plans to go. Since John David was gone this Saturday, I decide yard sale-ing was a perfect way to pass a few hours, have fun and hopefully find a few good deals.

I was a little disappointed in the day because I was really hoping to find some furniture but I still found some great things at great prices!

We hit  a few yard sales before finding the local creative arts guild sale. It was a huge sale but I only found one thing.

This picture frame was $1! It originally had a picture glued in it and had an original tag of $39.99! Unfortunately I didn’t notice that it didn’t have glass and the bottom corner was busted until we got home {that is what happens when you have a 23 pound toddler on your hip and you’re trying to make sure he doesn’t destroy anything!} However, I still love the frame! A piece of scrapbook paper and a wedding picture look great in this and it was a nice addition to a very bare wall!

The next sale we went to was a yard sale that a few ladies in my mom’s group put together. {I should have joined in but the thought was too daunting with John David gone…maybe next time!}

One of the ladies was selling a lot of her kid’s Little People collection! There were a ton of cute play sets and people but as cute as the sets are, they take up a lot of space that we just don’t have in the nursery. I purchased the cat and farm girl (nice additions to Paxton’s farm) and the firetruck and firefighter for just $.50!! Paxton has had a blast with the firetruck too, he’s been making truck noises every time he “drives” it!!

After we left that yard sale, we headed to a local antique shop to browse! While there I found this old chair for $5!! I’m hoping to replace the bench in our kitchen with chairs and I want several different chairs. I loved this one and thought the price was just perfect!

The most exciting part of this chair is that “READING ROOM” is stenciled on the back! I love this little detail! My guess is this chair is from a school.

Paxton did just wonderful yard sale-ing with mama. At several of the sales and the antique store, I put him in his stroller which was easier on us both!

After these finds, I’m looking forwards to more yard-saleing this summer and hopefully finding some of the furniture that’s on my wish list! {And we’ll bring John David along which will make it even easier with Paxton!}

7 Replies to “Secondhand Finds”

  1. I love yard sales! I have been going every weekend this summer trying to stock up on clothes for my daughter and the new baby coming in December. Books are another great garage sale find- kids books are usually 25 cents or less, which is my kind of price! Since I'm hoping to do some canning this fall, I've also been on the lookout for canning supplies- a great way to get them cheap!

  2. Yay! Congratulations on your new finds. Everything looks great! You really can find some great stuff at yard sales.

  3. Wow! You did great on your shopping! I love shopping at garage sales too! Would you do another CVS video/post? I'm struggling to find a balance between saving and spending too much there.
    thanks again for all you do!

    1. Thank you! I'm actually no longer shopping at CVS so I can't be of any help! I do understand though, I had some of the same feelings when I was shopping there!

  4. Love the chairs, very nice. I am always thrilled when I can find great stuff like this.

    Fifi @ fififrugality.blogspot.com

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