Day Date

Once a year, our little town puts on a whale of a yard sale day.  This year, we had over 2o yard sales in one morning.  I realize that doesn’t mean much to someone who lives somewhere where 20 yard sales in one morning is typical, but for US in the “sticks”… it’s thrilling.

I went to my bank yesterday and pulled out cash especially for the occasion.  I woke up at 7, my son woke up at 7:30 and by 8 we had both had our breakfast and were on our way. As we quietly opened the front door so as not to disturb the two members of our family who were still sleeping, Trent said, “Lacy wants to stay home, Mom.” That’s his code. What he was really saying was, “Spend time with just me, Mom.”
With him by my side, we hit one yard sale after another. He picked up trinkets and I picked up frames. He picked up trinkets and I picked up vintage patterns for FREE:
The spoils:
The little brown case sitting next to the chair is a vintage picnic box. I LOVE it. I can’t stop staring at it.  I wasn’t able to find a bookcase, which was what I was looking for.  But I had a blast with my little guy.  I love him so much!  He often takes the backseat to his sister, who has a flair for demanding attention.  He doesn’t mind much, but he does appreciate spending one-on-one time with just about anyone.

The first yard sale I always stop at is my aunt’s.  I looked through her jewelry while I paid for my loot (the vintage picnic box and the chair and the wire rooster), and I fell in love with one of her necklaces.  BUT I knew I needed a bookcase.  I told myself if I couldn’t find a bookcase and the necklace was still there when I was done sifting through yard sale goodies, I would get it.

Guess what?
In case you couldn’t make it to the yard sales, here’s A LINK to her etsy shop. There now. You didn’t even have to get up.


  1. re: vintage patterns–my mom has atleast two of those patterns; I had a colonial girl costume for halloween one year and the nightgown (I believe it’s the same pattern). They are soooo awesome. I’m jealous of your finds!

  2. Steve - the brother says:

    It seems like all the best shindigs happen when I’m two states away. But I take consolation in the fact that at least the people will be there when I come back, and that’s 90% of what makes the shindig diggable. Nice find on those shoes, by the way. (A perfect match for the dress? ;)

  3. I love the picnic basket and those shoes! Those are my favorites, but everything looks like awesome finds! Citywide yard sale sounds like the best idea I’ve ever, ever heard.

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