Right now Pete is between jobs (although not for long -- yeah!!) and we've been trying to enjoy his "time off". One thing that we've been having fun with is garage sale-ing. For the last two Friday mornings we have hopped in the car as early as we can get ourselves out of bed, stopped for some coffee and gone off to the sales. There have been quite a few in the area and some treasures have come home with us.
Up first is a really nice enamel box (that is until I dropped it on our tile countertop and chipped the enamel off one corner -- c'est la vie -- at least it was only 50 cents.) And this Pyrex dish had to come home with me for only $1.00. Maddie also got an old toy phone at this stop -- they gave it to her for free -- sorry no photo.
At another yard sale I picked up this fabric. I love the cursive writing one! They had big bins of fabric and were selling each piece for only 25 cents. Great deal!
Today this trio of cross stitched gingham aprons had to come home with me. I can hardly ever resist aprons at garage sales -- they are always so inexpensive! Here is the detail on my favorite of the three:
You can see the hand stitching on the backside of the apron -- I think almost the whole thing was made by hand.
Some books were also purchased at 25 cents each (Night & Under the Banner of Heaven). And probably the best deal was the Mamiya C330 that Pete found (a very cool old camera) for only $15 (well, $20 -- but we talked the seller down to $15!)
Even with the $15 camera, I don't think we spent over $20 all together. Not bad for two full mornings of fun! We're very happy that Pete has a new job, but sad that our short-lived Friday morning ritual is coming to an end.