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Monday, March 19, 2012

Yard Sale finds

Last Summer and Fall Frugal Finds to Suit Parsimonious Me

One dozen
10-hour candles
$0.25 0r $0.02 each
Only one candle had been lit and snuffed out before wax melted. These were originally $1.09. I paid a QUARTER. Although I do not like burning candles for ambiance or for light in an emergency, I have 120 hours of free light. I do burn candles for light and ambiance outdoors. So, these were a good buy.

Did you notice I have a candle chunk? They are melted together, but a knife will take care of that.
Free--25 cards

 This whole box of cards has been addressed and stamped, ready to give to others in the church. the "Value Box" of 25 cards was originally $2. There is an assortment of cards, some, like this one would be perfect for use as a name tag on a gift. And, I got these just a few weeks ago, not in the fall. I immediately removed the cards and tossed the envelopes. The back of each card has an additional small picture that can be used, also.


Everything in the picture was marked a quarter. Then, everything was half price. So, for $0.50 I got all that is in the picture. The child's play pie pans are very old, heavy enough to really bake in. Children's toys long ago were actually miniatures of the real thing. These may go to my little g-daughter; I may sell it. The gaudy tassel was sort of sweet. I need a new fan pull. Maybe it will work. I like small candy dishes but refuse to buy things full price for Christmas. This will work for me. I may even give it to one of my daughters.
Did I show you this?

I have always wanted a steamer!

It folds up... so cute. See how shiny it is...Looks new....Good quality stainless steel....Made in USA.

Aren't those cute little feet?
Okay, maybe the tassel is junk. The rest is useful. Plus, I have gotten rid of so many things from my home. I sold enough of the items I bought at this one sale to pay for what I bought and have a small profit. I may have paid $0.50 or $1, not sure.

That would make $1.75 for today's show and tell, maybe just $1.25. I got this all in the fall.

Your turn
So, that is part of what I brought home. Is there anyone else who is taken, smitten, by child-sized dishes and baking ware? Who is looking forward to yard sale season to be in full swing? Have you found anything cool to share?


  1. Nice finds! I have a steamer that looks just like that. And I love burning candles in the apartment at night :)

  2. tlc,
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