Someone in my neighborhood recently asked me where I go when I yardsale. I stay close. Within about a 3-mile radius - no need to waste gas! Once a year or so (but not this year) I will hit a different town if I hear of a neighborhood sale. And I only go out for about an hour to ninety minutes each time (leave about 8 and get back around 9). I check craigslist before going, but usually find enough sales that weren't listed to make it worth my time.
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Highlights are the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker - Aaron was going to buy one anyway, and while he wanted the 2-qt one, the $10 price on this 1.5-qt model made it more than worthwhile; MORE Legos, and the desk ($5). I've been keeping my eyes open for one like this for Thomas' room. You can sometimes find them at thrift stores, but usually in rotten shape. This one is awesome. I might paint the metal part and leave the wood...
He loves it. It's just the right size. And as he'll have homework soon (!) I figured it would be good for him to have a place to work that's quiet and has fewer distractions.
Also, my mom was in California recently and hit the Petaluma Goodwill for me (what a good mom!) - the lack of good sheets around here has been disturbing, and I'm quickly using up the ones I have. That and I want to make a vintage floral sheet quilt at some point (add it to the long list!). Anyway, she scored some nice ones for me - thanks, Mom!
The top green one is a curtain panel - it will make a cute skirt for Princess. The middle pink ones are my faves!
Did you find anything great this weekend?