Friday, May 6, 2011

Garage Sale season begins!

I've skipped a few garage sales already..not because I don't wanna go but because I wanted to clear my head and space that is so continuously cluttering up my life. But since my 3 year old was beginning to run out of pants and clothes, I knew it was time to start going.. So this week, I decided to spend my Thursday morning out and about, and took Taylor with me. We had about 8 going on at that time, and it definitely was worth it. Not only did I get like 10 articles of clothes for Taylor but I also scored some goodies for myself (which is seldom at garage sales)

That frame was RARE and jumped right out at me.. One thing I love about garage sales, is that they're in it to get rid of it, and will usually throw items like that down to almost nothing.. SO would only make sense that I pay only $4 for it! And the owl figurine is a replica of the "see no evil, hear no eveil, say no evil" monkeys but in owl format. Mr. TT pointed that interesting fact out to me!
A lantern for my sister's wedding.. :)
1970 Praktica SLR film camera with flash. I've handed down most of my vintage camera collection to a friend because she's found more of a love for them than I have, so I know if I don't use this, or keep it, she'll have a wonderful spot in her heart for it. Mr. TT checked, and there was existing film in it! But since we opened it, it was already ruined so we were unable to see what was on it.. I've had NO luck finding anything on this flash tho.. Its a Bell & Howell one and it seems rare. I wonder if it works.. Looking forward to throwing something in and seeing what this baby does! Only paid $2 for this buddy. One of those "I don't care what I get for it" moments. PLUS, there was a early 90's poloroid I passed up only because its not rare, and its also so hard to find film so it wasn't worth it.. even for a buck.

What I've changed this year other than my other years of garage saling, is that I'm looking at EVERY garage sale. Whether its the one that has nothing sitting on the outside so you're drawn away from the lack of inventory, or the one thats overflowing with items I know I have no use for, these little treasures come in the smallest places.. And each are worth checking out. Plus, its a great time out with Taylor too so I love have her tag along!

Saturday's coming and I had originally planned on heading into the city for an E-session with my cousin, but that changed and the weather is going to suck, so we're stickin back.. But I really hope that the girls still go to their designated sitters so that I can get some MUCH needed organization and baking done for Mother's Day. Mr TT has been sick with the nasty bug I got and so he's been MIA and things have been on the backup once again. Hopefully not for much longer!


  1. OMG I love that frame! I would have snatched that up in a quick second. Great find congrats!

  2. Love your finds! The camera is awesome! I have two poloroid camera's that I love.

    The Joyful Thrifter