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The Price is Right: Yard Sale Edition

The Price is Right: Yard Sale Edition

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | October 3, 2012 | 18 Comments »

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen that I went yard sale-ing with a friend this past Saturday. It is by far one of my favorite things to do. What’s not to love? Cheap prices+friends+no kids = one happy mama!

Last summer, I tried to take the girls a few times (since Ethan is often busy on Saturday mornings with house stuff or blog work), but it was a bit of a disaster. Not to mention buckling the kids in and out of seat belts at every stop really slowed things down. So, I put this date on Ethan’s calendar and I went with no kids and had a blast!

The Price Is Right

When I go yard sale-ing with friends, we love to guess how great a price we paid. So I’ll share with you the great find,s and in the comments, you can guess what I paid. I’ll update the post later today to indicate what I paid and which reader guessed the best! Hope you play along! :)

 1. Papasan Chair – $3

So when I saw this, I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going to put it, but its super cute and in perfect condition. I was thinking it would be a good addition to Izzie’s or Lucy’s room as we switch things up in the coming months to give Lucy a big-girl room. Right now, it is sitting in Lucy’s room and both girls go in to sit and play on it.

2. Wooden Rocking Chair – $3

So maybe I have a children’s chair addiction. I recently curbside claimed and then re-upholstered vintage chairs, plus I have a wooden chair waiting to refinish. And then I came home from yard sale-ing Saturday with two more kids chairs. Ethan was not thrilled. But who could say no to this adorable rocking chair? My mom and grandmother had similar rocking chairs for us when we were little, and I would love my girls to have one also.

3. Owls – FREE

I love these owls! Yes, as is, they aren’t anything amazing, but imagine some white spray paint…they are going to look awesome in my new kitchen!

4. Chalk Board – $1

I had been playing with the idea of putting a chalkboard in my new kitchen for weekly menus, reminders, and shopping lists. I hadn’t made a firm decision, but when I saw this, I figured I should go for it! Again, needs a little work, but I think its gonna be amazing!

5. Brand-new Basket – $1

I happened upon this basket after driving 5 -10 minutes off the main road, following signs that said HUGE yard sale. Once we found it, it was one townhouse and not a ton of stuff. I was a little peeved at first.

But, it turned out to be well worth the drive. The community is a new build in the last five years and VERY affluent. Everything at the sale was in perfect condition and fairly new (you know, not out of your grandparents basement).

This basket was holding a bunch of clothes for sale and still had the original price tag on it. I jumped at buying it and it is currently holding our over-flow of books in our living room.

6. Barbies – $10 (not my best deal)

Izzie LOVES Barbies, but prior to Saturday only had 3 Barbies, and one was headless. *shame* I came across a yard yale with bunches of Barbies and clothes and bought 2 Barbies, 2 little sister Barbies, and an entire case of clothes, shoes, and purses. It has kept both girls very busy, for sure!

7. Re-useable Bags (50 cents each)

Its not a big purchase or my best deal, but I like ‘em. Plus a lot of my re-useable bags that I bought several years ago are starting to fall apart.

8. French Picture – $15

This was not my purchase, but my friend, Kellie’s. If she hadn’t bought it, I would have for sure (even though I have no clue where I would put it, lol). It is huge, beautiful, and in perfect condition. This was another find at that ‘HUGE” yard sale where I found the white basket.

9. Metal Pail – $1

This again wasn’t the biggest or most wow-ing purchase, but I think will make a great seasonal mantel addition. I may add some flowers or small pumpkins, not sure yet.

Link Party Friday

If you haven’t heard, our weekly link parties are starting back up on friday and will be re-named “The Humble Brag.” We hope to see you there and look forward to seeing what projects and DIY you have been up to!

Can you guess the right price? Have you found any great deals at yard sales?

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18 Responses to The Price is Right: Yard Sale Edition

  • MissFixIt responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 9:48 am

    Great finds! That “huge” garage sale was a bit misleading lol. I need to venture the garage sales here or even the curbside finds. Though granted in the past I’ve noted them to be not so great. I’ll have to see if this is still true.

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks, MissFixit! good luck in your yard sale-ing!

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  • frazzled5 responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 9:53 am

    Love the owls- thinking the white spray paint will look amazing!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Sprayed them today….check back tomorrow to see how they look!

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  • Reuben responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 10:28 am

    $1 for the metal pail!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Good guess!! :)

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  • JustME responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 10:51 am

    What what an awesome haul Jocie! I was a big Barbie fan so I know the joy your little Izzie felt. I’m sure both girls will enjoy the chairs and chalk board too. I haven’t been to a garage sale it over a year. The last one I happened upon was full of books. Boy did I have a hay day!

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    Jocie Reply:

    i was a big Barbie fan too! In fact, my girls have the Barbie house that my dad made when I was little!

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  • Kristy responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 10:58 am

    Okay…hers my guesses…great finds by the way..love the chalkboard

    papasan chair-5.00
    rocker-3.00
    owls-.50
    chalkboard-4.00
    basket-2.00
    barbies-5.00
    bags-.2.00
    pic-5.00
    pail-3.00

    Hope I got close..I love yard sales!

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    Jocie Reply:

    all your guesses were close, but you guessed right on the rocker. :) thanks for playing along!

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  • jeff_williams responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 4:31 pm

    Wifey picked up that same Ikea chalkboard at a garage sale a couple years ago, I should send in a pick of how she customized it. It has changed colors a few times since entering our home.

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    Jocie Reply:

    ikea, huh? I would never have guessed. this one looks but older than that…maybe its just worn. :)

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  • Blondeerin79 responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 4:51 pm

    here’s my guesses

    papasan chair-3.00
    rocker-8.00
    owls-.50 each
    chalkboard-8.00
    basket-5.00
    barbies-2.00
    bags-..50 each
    pic-10.00
    pail-1.00

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    Jocie Reply:

    good guessing! you were right about the papasan chair, bags, and pail! :) thanks for playing.

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  • trebor responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 6:55 pm

    Here are my guesses!

    1) $7
    2) $5 (I think that’s what the price tag says…haha)
    3) $2
    4) $10
    5) $8
    6) $5
    7) $0.50
    8) $15
    9) $2

    Total of $54.50

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    Jocie Reply:

    good guessing…but don’t you know to NEVER pay sticker price at a yard sale. lol! you were right about the reuseable bags. :) total – $35 (although the $15 picture was bought by my friend)

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  • poiboybf responds...
    October 3rd, 2012 7:42 pm

    Looks like you had fun! Yard saleing (sailing?) was a Saturday morning mother/son activity for me when I was growing up. Loved it!

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    Jocie Reply:

    I have no clue how you’re supposed to spelll that! :) sounds like some good memories.

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