After a good night’s sleep I was ready to hit the road in search of treasures. Up before light, my team was skeptical about my plan, but it all came together. The community yard sale is honestly one of my favorite ways to welcome fall. House after house with junk displayed on their yard, strung across their driveways, ready for the picking. People firing up grills to sell hot dogs and icing down their coolers full of drinks. Kids in strollers. Adults towing wagons. Women lugging bags of great finds. What could be better than that?

Many, many things stayed there, but many came home with me including a $1 easel, a $1 William Sonoma bar set, a $3 Hadley pottery platter, two 25-cent vintage Pyrex dishes, $4.50 in movies (including “About Last Night”, you children of the 80s are jealous), $1.75 worth of books, $1.50 in frames for Cynical’s Trek photos, $2 in birdhouses needing painting, a great 25-cent basket, a 25-cent tote, $2 in vintage embroidery hoops, a $2 purse, a $2 sweater, three Fireking mugs for 50 cents, and a $1 cross. What more could a girl ask for? Oh, maybe those vintage wooden cafe chairs I passed on or perhaps that great huge apple basket I saw another lady carrying.

Used. Vintage. Repurposed. No matter how you identify it, they are all treasures.


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