Saturday, August 11, 2007

A great day to garage sale

It's been too hot to yard sale in earnest, at least with kids along. Yesterday, we stopped at one neighborhood church. Church sales are my favorite: lots of ten-cent items, vintage kitchenware, odds and ends all in one place...with air conditioning!

We brought home a LeapPad with 5 book sets, specialty LEGO pieces, 48 Wilton tartlet shells, 3 Tupperwares, basket gift bags, 5 rolls of new Hallmark paper, 8 funnels and a bottle of vanilla room spray. I paid $8. The Leap Pad set cost $5 and can be resold when the novelty wears off.

I didn't need much of this, but I will enjoy it all. The funnels and tartlet tins make for excellent kitchen play.

11 comments:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I've never seen so many tartlet tins before in my life. Those would be fun in either your kitchen or the play kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith-
Yard sales have been practically non-existant around here this summer, so the church sale sounds like fun! Looks like you got some good deals!
Susan

TracyMichele said...

I am turning green as I read all you found! Sounds like a successful day. What a terrific way to beat the August heat!

Grace said...

Wow - great finds. The tartlet tins would make adorable pin cushions for gifts to friends who sew! Try looking at the book Mary Jane's Stitching Room for that.

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Rhonda Jean said...

I would have bought those tart shells too. How handy they'll be for so many things.

Patty said...

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Alison said...

I so enjoyed playing with my grandma's tartlet shells when I was a girl and I'm sure your kids will enjoy. Like many others, I have to keep a look out at rummage sales (church fundraisers in the basement are the best!) for those reminders of family since they were not saved when my grandparents moved to to the retirement center.

Amy said...

Those are some really great deals! My son loves his Leap Pad and I found one with two books and a carrying case for $8 at our local thrift store. I had the same idea as you, since the novelty seems to wear off quickly on these things.

If you see a Leapster though, get it! My son has played with his almost every day since he got it. It is a great learning tool!

Mama Squirrel said...

I love church sales too! Congratulations on your award--goes without saying.

Lu said...

Great finds! I don't see too many church sales around my town! I'll have to be on the look out!