We found one sale that had vintage sheets and pillowcases (my favorite!) and one sale that had this gorgeous afghan draped over a big screen TV with a $3 price tag on it! Why hadn't somebody snatched this thing up already, I asked. I sure did!! And then I got some back story. This afghan (that is big enough to fit the top of our queen-sized bed!) was made by a lady during her last few months of life. She made this when she was dying. Another tearjerker. WHY wouldn't somebody in her family WANT IT?? Larry and I absolutely love it and it has a good home now.
One lady had potted begonias at her sale! She was going on vacation and didn't want her little plants to die so she put them in her sale. And I adopted one! In a heart-shaped flower pot.
Here is one of the three pretty flower pots I found at another sale.
When I was a little girl, I had a tea set almost exactly like this one! Mine had a kitty on it and I have one surviving piece, the sugar bowl. I was so happy to find this set!
And how cool is this fish planter?
Larry got a Black and Decker 10-inch miter saw that brand new would have cost over a hundred dollars for $10. The guy wanted $22. He got a US Navy wool blanket and another pin for his hat. And he got an ab lounger for $5!
We hit one entire neighborhood that was having yard sales and we walked house to house. That was so much fun! And I found the most awesome thing at one of those sales! Inside a freebie box (!), was a pink (!!) Robins Air Force Base 561st Maintenance Squadron t-shirt. 561st! That's me!! I couldn't believe it. I'll be wearing it to work tomorrow. :)
We got lots of really great stuff. Everything we got we loved and will use. Stuff that was discarded, unwanted and unloved by somebody else. Another person's treasure, right?