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Your Friendly Neighborhood Yard Sale

Just a quick post today.  The main purpose is to remind myself and others to keep a close eye on yard sales and estates sales in your area. With the popularity of Craigslist, EBay, Freecycle and other internet swap boards, it’s easy to overlook what your neighbors may be selling for next to nothing.

Had a pretty good haul at an estate sale here in town.  Picked up a pick, a scoop and a light weight fork for cheap.  The handles are in better shape than they look (ok, the pick needs a new handle).

At another house we found several crates of the 4″ transplant pots (I only bought one).  Inside the house there were bookcases full of oldies but goodies, where I scored books on gardening and herbal remedies.  My wife bought well over a thousand wine corks. I might steal a few to make some top-water lures when she’s not looking.

My wife and I actually enjoy the time spent together when we remember the yard sales on Saturday morning. She is a crafter and scrapbooker; she almost always finds stuff to repurpose. I guess I can plug her blog, she probably won’t mind.

Thank you and God Bless.

This post is linked to Apron Thrift Girl.

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