Well... not so much. We walked to a bunch of sales in the neighborhood that were decent. I didn't find any macrame owl wall hangings, or mushroom salt and pepper shakers, or floral printed tin kitchen canisters, or kitten portraits... but I did find books! Piles of books, mostly children's, but a few totally for me.
Bambi Grows Up, Corduroy, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dumbo, Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, Alice in Wonderland, Curious George Goes to the Zoo, The Kissing Hand, & Goodnight Moon.
Around $4.75 for the whole pile!
Working in a classroom for the last three years has renewed my interest in children's literature and classic illustration. It's harder for me to find newer books that I like- if the story is great but I don't like the art, I don't like the book. So these books, mostly older classics, were just my style. Plus, I got them for 12.5 cents (seriously!) up to a dollar each! The more expensive ones were hardcovers in near perfect condition from a woman who seemed to be struggling with the fact she didn't need them anymore.
Books for me!
Now I have the old copies of LOTR to go with The Hobbit! Plus, you cannot go wrong with George Orwell. 50 cents a piece: $2.50 total.
Other, non-book purchases:
Cool candle holder with great colors. 25 cents.
Lion Brand yarn for a quarter.
Awesome geometric necklace! It was two dollars (a little out of my budget), but I'm totally gonna rock it!
Have you started garage sale-ing this year? Do you plan to? What treasures do you want to find in other people's trash?