Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What 6 Bucks Can Get Ya

On Saturday, I found a particularly awesome sale in a church. Since they had the sale on Friday as well and were looking to get rid of their huge stash, they had a bag sale.

Basically, anything you could fit into a brown shopping bag was only $2.00 (and yes, it could even "hang out" of the top). I was real excited! I got there when they opened and started filling my bags! I ended up getting three whole bags filled with treasures.

This is what $6.00 can get you:
Can anyone find the wind-up, walking nose? It's for my desk at school. Hahaha. I have a lot of strange artifacts on my desk - it scares the kids sometimes, and I find it hilarious.

Lemme show you some of the specific items that I enjoy...
TONS of books! I plan to use them for my crafting, personal reading, and for my classroom bookshelf. I especially love the hardcover, Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," and the vintage book "A Husband is Someone Who" - there are a lot of cute vintage images and quotes that can make for some cute collages, cards, or gift items. To put my deals into perspective, one of these books alone has a price tag on it for $13.99. WOO HOO!

I also found a file organizer, greeting cards, a huge roll of masking tape, a card game, and an awesome Brookstone calculator. I adore this calculator - it's sooo fancy schmancy!  And who would ever get rid of a full roll of masking tape? Isn't that something you always need? Maybe it's the teacher in me speaking, here.

I'm in love with these vintage Christmas prints! Any ideas for some cool crafts or decorations? I also picked up some mason jars for crafting, an Independence Day bowl, an easel (always useful), and an old splatter shield? I think that's what it is. Either way, I like things that are old and rusty, so it definitely fit the description! I might add it to the collection of old kitchen items I have displayed above my kitchen cabinets.

I also got some nice wooden shelves (either for using as actual shelves or for crafting), some pretty baskets, a bunny headband for Jake (it's pink! haha), some tin flowers (I think they're candle holders, but I see them used in a craft...SO adorable!), and a "Instrumental Moods" CD (for when the children get crazy at school). Hey, I'm willing to try anything.

Last but not least...CRAFT HEAVEN! I was super pumped about all of the craft supplies I bagged. TONS of old metal and wooden photo frames, cute nested colorful boxes, lots of pretty ribbon (most new), vintage earrings (for embellishments), and so much more. To put my deals into perspectve, ONE of the ribbon spools shown here sells for $3.99 in stores. WOO HOO! I can't wait to get creative!

That's that, folks. If I ever get a chance to go to a "bag sale" again, I'll be thrilled. It was definitely an exciting day for this junker.

Take Time for Lemonade,

1 comment: