Monday, April 10, 2006

Almost Ebay

Yes, it's the season for second-hand treasure hunting! I love it and I love hosting hunts too! A couple summers ago I helped a friend with her yard sale and found that I am a pretty good salesperson when it comes to getting rid of crap! I dreaded that day, but ended up having a ball!

In less than 3 weeks we are having a yard sale with our next door neighbor and her extended family. We have been gathering things from the closets, corners, attic and garage. Ian is even going to try selling his boats, yes he has 2 boats! He also has inflatable 2-man boats! Geez, got enough boats? I am hoping we'll make bank with all the stuff we've acquired over the years. It will be fun to spend the day with our neighbors too.

A couple summers ago I was told about a garage sale coming up (a friend of a friend). The morning of, I got up extra early so I could be one of the first there. Oh what a fun hunt that was! I spent an hour that morning going through it all. I spent $22!!!! That never happens at one garage sale for me! I had warned Ian of this one coming up and he had given me a twenty dollar bill to blow. I scrounged the other 2 bucks in my car console! The biggest treasures I found that day were a few Norman Rockwell prints. 11 X 14 sized ones. They were a dollar each, so I got 2 with little boys on them and one with a little girl (on a doctor's lap and the doctor listening to her doll's heartbeat). My intention was to frame these priceless prints whenever I had a boy or a girl room to decorate. Turns out I had a boy, so shortly after Liam was born, I got these 2 prints framed. Aren't they adorable for a little boy's room?!? Currently they are above his crib...


Tori :) said...

Cute pics! I'll probably see you at your sale. :)

Robin said...

I haven't seen Liam's room forever, we need to get over there.