Saturday Garage Sale Safari: Confessions of a “Crapaholic”

5 May

This morning was the big McKinney Ladies Association Spring Garage Sale. This is a huge event, and marked with a big red X on my calendar. Sellers and buyers come from miles around. The vendors come in U-Hauls with everything from large dining room sets to the kids old Star Wars action figures. The sale starts at 7am, but savvy shoppers and bargain hunters get there at dawn’s early light. The gigantic parking lot of the Stonebridge United Methodist Church is always packed.

I’m a garage sale enthusiast, but I didn’t get there till 7:30. There were still plenty of bargains. Being a devout “Crapaholic,” I wasn’t looking for strollers and baby clothes. I was on the hunt for glass vases to paint, picture frames for art work, craft supplies, and bizarre trinkets. Plus, I always have fun bumping into friends and neighbors.

Here are some of my couldn’t pass up bargains.

How could I pass up a giant gold Japanese fan for only $5? How much? I think I even bargained down to $4. Oh, not shown in the photo is a $10 walker. Yes, one of the old people medical type walkers. I’d been looking for a light weight walker for one of my senior lady friends. Then, I scooped up some great glass vases to paint, a couple wooden crosses and a box of little paper umbrellas. You never know when you might need 72 tiny paper umbrellas.

Thank goodness my husband was out playing golf so I could sneak in the house with my bargains, (that I probably will never use or remember where I hid them) and take a quick photo before hiding everything up in my “crap room.”

I just love a bargain and a great garage sale, don’t you? I’d love to hear what your greatest garage sale bargain was.


2 Responses to “Saturday Garage Sale Safari: Confessions of a “Crapaholic””

  1. Yoshiko May 5, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    I also like it 🙂

  2. dbeeming May 6, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Lol, I’m totally a “yay he’s not home, I can get this in the house undetected” kind of girl. What can I say? I’m a spender, he’s a saver. We have separate bank accounts for a reason!

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