Its been sunny the past 3-4 days around here in the Seattle area - hallelujah! This means warmer weather, spring flowers starting to bud and yes, the early season garage sales! Today was the first day we've set out this season and it was only to one sale at a church about 10 miles from here! But I LOVE a good church sale and it turned out to be very good so I'm happy the little dude and I ventured out there today!
This was almost the first thing I saw when I walked through the door, I beelined to it and had a nice fellow watch it for me while I shopped so no one would steal it!
I've actually been looking at antique shops for one of these vintage baby scales for over a year now but I've never been able to bite the $75+ bullet to buy one. Voila! $20! I will be using this as a prop for my newborn photography sessions and luckily I have two coming up soon so I'm really excited to clean it up and get it ready to shoot! I also picked up a few books, a Brittany Build A Bear (again, I know I said never again, BUT she was only 10 cents and she sings!) and an almost brand new pair of Keen hiking boots for only $3!
After we finished up at the sale I decided since we were close that I'd drive a little farther to a little town nearby and stop into their antique shop to talk to the owner about a booth space. Sadly it didn't work out because the store is going to be closing in a few months but I was able to pick up a vintage Gremlin plush for a few bucks, we'll see how he does, he's in pretty ratty condition but who can resist Gizmo?! I've reached a stand still on the booth front. Everywhere close by has zero space availability with long wait lists and the one store I did find that has space is very strict on what they allow, has super high rent plus commission and is a long drive from here.
Well I wasn't done yet, on the drive back home we hit up Value Village too! I had a $3 off $10 purchase coupon and we found some GREAT stuff! Here's a few shots of the rest of what I got today!
Lotso plush, books, brand new ink cartridges, Beauty & the Beast Polly Pockets, and a brand new with tags Laurel Burch canvas bag!
These are the Keen hiking boots, I'll probably list them for around $75 with best offer. They are lightly used but still really nice and have the box and for only $3 I'm good with anything over $50!
This was the find of the day: Mason and I decided that Sissy would love it for her doll clothes so for $8.99 we put it in the cart, I didn't even notice until I got home that it was American Girl!
Its pretty big and heavy but check out the completed listings on this bad boy: HERE. This is the problem though, I know that the second Naomi sees it she is going to love it and want to keep it and since she just got an AG doll for Christmas I might just let her. That payday sounds soooo nice though!
How were your finds this week? Are there many garage sales in your area or is it still full on winter where you are? We are going to Leavenworth for the weekend and its buried in snow so I doubt there will be any sales unless we get lucky and find an estate sale or indoor sale, fingers crossed! First thing next week, back to listing and more spring cleaning!