Yard sale heaven

Cottage in purple and green

Memorial Day weekend in Wolfeboro means an abundance of yard sales – two columns’ worth in the local newspaper. A co-worker and I made a plan of attack and set out early this morning to see what we could find.

(Two days ago she said to me, “You know, we have a pickup truck … I was thinking of bringing it so we’d have room to buy more stuff.”  I like this girl.)

The sale at the Tuftonboro Library

It took us two hours just to get out of Tuftonboro, where we both live. There were sales set up everywhere. We saw antique furniture, old books, an iron baby crib, tons of toys, CDs and videos, Christmas items, and a box of Fiestaware for $250. We found we like the same things, so it pretty much was first-come-first-served. If she saw it first, it was hers. Fair enough.

I came away with an antique mirror for $10, an old glass canister marked “coffee” for $4, and a half-dozen other items for a dollar or less. My co-conspirator bought some great fabric, a piece of furniture with a marble top, a big lighted Christmas display ($3!), an old Coke bottle in a size I’d never seen before, and something neither of us could identify but we both wanted it. Gotta love that about yard sales – you never know what you’re going to find, even if you still don’t know what it is.

And we DID fill the pickup.


6 responses to “Yard sale heaven

  1. Ilene Fiedler

    Ooh the sale at the library looks great. And I love the pickup picture. That Laureen is OKAY!

  2. Memories of days gone by . . . Midway swap meet, Portland Antique Show…….glad you found some treasures!

  3. Sounds like you had a ball junkin!!

    You always had a good eye for things.

  4. I want to know more about that Coke bottle….

  5. So tell me when you go to the sales and you buy these treasures….do you have a yard sale at your house in the future to sell as many things as you bought???

  6. Seems they’re big on these things back East. I know they are in PA.
    Glad you had fun.

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