Wandering Creek is a gated 55+ community a short distance from my home.
Personally I prefer thrift stores to garage sales for my second hand purchases, just because garage sales take a LOT of time and gas and they usually have a limited selection of items for sale. Wandering Creek’s Sale is different in that a couple of hours of wandering from house to house give a wide variety of goods to shop from and LOTS of free piles (not to mention an aerobic workout).
The sale runs from 9-3. Like with all garage sales its best to get there early. However I worked until noon. That gave me only 2 hours to make my rounds and hope some good stuff remained. I wasn’t disappointed.
The best strategy is to bring some kind of cart or wagon. I didn’t, but when my hands got too full I left my pile at one house and drove around to pick it up later.
I spent $10.25
This skunk will be found on the OREGON TRAIL next year.
I dislike the low-cut style pants available today so I picked up this pattern to make myself a new pair of pants.
Hankies are not only environmentally friendly but much easier on the nose than paper tissues. I have a large collection so I only buy if they are 50 cents or less and in new or like new condition.
I’ve been thinking about making a “Let It Snow” display to decorate my entry next winter. These silver snowflakes and sleigh will work nicely.
that I picked up on clearance at Home Depot.
The salesman said “those plants need a lot of Tender, Loving Care” My reply was “right now I have more TLC than money”. The dahlia seems to be adjusting to its new home well
(it may look like it has powdery mildew but I think the spots on the leaves are residue from the compost tea I watered it with).
Home canning seems to be “IN” right now so Ihope to make a little profit by reselling this on Craig’s List.
I picked out a bike helmet
and a suet cage.
A lone box sitting on someone’s lawn said FREE that’s where I picked up a mug rack.
My last purchase of the day was also from a free box.
I’m going to share a secret with you… I am a really bad procrastinator. One thing I like about blogging is that in order to share what I’m doing with you I actually have to DO it. Without the blog who knows how long it would have taken me to scrub and plant the pot, hang the mug rack, or post my ad on Craig’s List.
If you are not a procrastinator please share your secrets with me in the comments.