Up early Saturday morning, J and I were on a mission... to visit 'Borders Bookstore' one final time, and hit some sales of a 'Community Wide' Sale enroute.
A beautiful, sunny, cool, morning, yet the 'saling' was pretty much a bust. Few sale. The ones that we did come upon were full of bright colored plastic toys and kids clothes - NOPE. NO USE for them. NOT EVEN STOPPING. Then one caught my eye! Old farm house out on a back road. Close to the road sat an old hardsided suitcase amongst other 'old stuff' - STOP! Upon inspection of the suitcase, it was dusty but pristine inside. It sat amongst a pile of vintage board games, an old heavy metal ceiling light fixtures, strands of old xmas light bulbs... but none of it was priced - then I noticed, I had been gawking at the 'FREE' pile. Sorry folks, but I have a strict policy that I will not take from somebody's free pile without buying from them. So I HAD to find stuff to buy!! On to see what they were selling... Doesn't it figure, Young family w/ kids buys old house - tosses 'junk' they find in attic and sells their Home Interiors ~ Target ~ Little Tyke stuff at the garage sale!! F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. I find a new snow brush for the Blazer and a couple of unopened bottles of Bath & Body Works lotions to buy so that I can snag the freebies!!
My saling urge was quenched.
~ONTO BORDERS BOOKSTORE~
ALL BOOKS are 50% off - DANGER! DANGER!
I behaved 'fairly well', bought mostly Xmas presents, until an announcement came over the PA system that for the next 1/2 hr everything in their Cafe', including fixtures, would be included in the 50% off sale - WoHoo! So, we added to our shopping basket: a case of new recessed lightbulbs for our kitchen($12), a BIG bag of Coffee Espresso Beans ($7), and a fun red post with hooks about 2' tall - no clue what to do with it, but it was only a $1!
Leisurely journey home, stopped by a few markets... made one purchase.
SweaterClip 2011#9 - $1
(Hey, averaging about one a month - not bad!!)