Saturday, September 8, 2012

Treasure Hunting

It is that time of year in the Tree Streets neighborhood!  The Tree Streets Garage Sale was this weekend.  It is a big event in the town I am living in; people come from surrounding towns to score deals, walk the neighborhood, eat food from vendors, buy produce and local crafts.  I L-O-V-E this event. I seriously walked/bargained for about 5 hours on Friday and 4 hours today (Saturday). This isn't some piddly yard sale.  I would say 1 out of 4 homes has a sale and the streets are jam packed with cars, people and police officers on bikes! I wanted to share my treasures because I am so happy with what I found. I took a picture of one yard sale & blurred out people's faces. I think I talked every person down from their asking price, I wanted to work on my bargaining skills this year and boy did it pay off!

What I Found:
Books ($1.25)
The Secret Lives of Bees
Catch 22
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
A Mother's Guide to Raising Healthy Children Naturally
Spiritual Midwifery (I have read other books by Ina May Gaskin before having Athan)
The Yummy Mummy Manifesto (this one looks interesting & kind of weird)

Immersion Blender (yes it works!) - $.50

Stoneware Crock Pot- $4

10 Lb weights- $4

Baby Bjorn training potty - $3

Drinking Glasses - $.75
UT onesies- $1

Nice clothes and socks for Athan- $5

Insulated holder for Athan's drinks when we travel - $2

Wooden flatware holder- $1.50

Cute pad of paper for shopping lists- $.25

Tall glass jar with top for storing seeds - $1

Reusable shopping bag- $.25

Shoes for Athan size 5 - $1

LL Bean sandals for Athan, size 5 - $2

Gap shoes for Athan size 6 - $2

Storage basket (small) - $.25

Large glass bowl for mixing (the green beans & tomatoes in the bowl are from my garden, I picked them as I was walking home from the sales)- $3

Soft ball (toy for Athan)- $.25

Jade plant - $2

A huge bag of cloth diapers (approximately 17)  There are covers, All-in-ones, pocket diapers, and lots of inserts!!! - $25

JCrew light green zip-up hoodie, Limited black dressy shirt, Express skirt, Express black long sleeve shirt, Express yellow tank top- $3

Like new baby clothes zip up onesies, swimmy outfit, sleep sacks  - $2.50

Baby pool made in USA (will have to check what materials/plastics the pool is made of, but I only paid $2 so I wont mind if this is not what we want Athan to play in) - $2 

Baby toilet seat- Free

TOTAL: $66.25

not pictured: glasses, weights, flatware holder, cloth diapers, woven storage basket, shopping list pad


  1. Holy crap!! That's amazing!! It's the best feeling in the world to score deals like that...

  2. I'd be interested in your review of "Yummy Mummy." I've heard of it before...

  3. It takes talent to find the treasures. You come by it naturally... mother & grandmother!!