Their was a neighborhood yard sale this morning. Did I need anything? Of course not, but before I left to do errands I had to have a go see if there was anything I couldn't live without. I am so glad that I went and looked to see what was being sold.
At my next door neighbors I bought a little maple drop leaf accent table for $5.00. I will probably give it to someone in the family.
Then at the next neighbors house, I found a solid, irredescent glass angel that is approximately 4 inches tall for $1.00. I bought it to use as a topper on a glass garden totem project.
I then went across the street, and for $5.00 I bought a used, stand up Kitchenaide food mixer with all the attachments and stainless steel bowl that has a handle. The mixer is white with a red stripe on the head of the mixer. I was told by my neighbor that it works. I took it home, cleaned it up, and yes indeed it does work perfectly. I already own a Kitchenaide mixer, but I couldn't leave this mixer there for that price.
Even if I would have known that the mixer didn't work the bowl and attachments are worth many times the $5.00. I couldn't believe the price, and that it was still there at 10:30 when the yard sale started at 9 a.m..
I paid for the mixer, but left it at the neighbors until I got home from running errands. After I bought it, I guess 5 other people saw it and wanted to buy it.
I then walked over to another neighbors yard, and found some polymer clay books. One was priced 25cents and the other two that I bought were 50 cents each.
At this table they also had a brand new crafting pasta machine to use with polymer clay, but I already had one, so didn't buy it.
I then went up town and did my errands. Stopped in 2 antique stores, but I didn't find anything that was in the price range that I was willing to spend. I did buy two pieces of old linens for $2.00 total.
Then, on to the next yard sale that will benefit Christmas Wishes.
I found a brand new book for 10 cents that has all kinds of decorative birthday cake shapes to make for kids. When I got it home, and took the shrink wrap off, I found some really cute cakes in that book. The book itself is shaped liked a birthday cake.
My other 10 cent finds were a new hand sewn pot holder filled with balsam wood shavings. Smells so nice.
A wood mounted PSX stamp of a sheep. I will send that on to a friend. Also a new package of 50 assorted size safety pins. And, my best find at that yard sale was... for $1.00, a vintage bakelite shoe horn with an E intial on the handle.
But, the mixer was the best find of the day, don't you think? Woohoo!
Now, I have to put a chicken roasting in the oven for our supper. While that is cooking I want to bring out the sewing machine and make some fabric postcards.
It has just started to rain. Drats, it had been warm and sunny earlier in the day.
I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.