I love to go garage sale-ing and bargain hunting. My favorite, though, are estate sales. I always try to talk to the family a bit, since obviously someone just passed and is a friend or relative of those running the sale. The stuff I love to find is usually quirky, mid-century objects in need of a new home. The other day as I was driving back home with the kids, I noticed an Estate Sale sign and did a turn around to go find it. I told the kids we were going on a treasure hunt and Lu soaked that right up.I.scored.big. These pictures are just a small fraction of what I got, but almost everything was 25cents, 50cents, or $1....and I spent $39! The top picture shows an old sewing stool I'm going to make over, some embroidery hoops, a tiny fraction of the linens/fabric I got (!!! my favorite!!!), a mint condition embroidery pattern book from 1963 (hilarious), a suitcase, and two unused Avon collectibles--a Japanese fish oil holder & some button soaps. :)
Not Shown: Sorry, my best unfortunately didn't get a picture. I also bought an antique dresser + mirror that needs some TLC for $10 and a TON of fabric/linens/curtains/aprons! I can't WAIT to dive into that pile. I already have about 5 projects on the brain for certain patterns. One tablecloth + 6 napkins were beautifully handstitched (the stitches are just incredibly small) that she probably received for a gift. Love it.
Do you like garage or estate sales? What's your best sale purchase ever?