Sunday, August 12, 2012

Where have I been? Well....

So, I haven't been able to garage sale or thrift much this summer. I had two major surgeries, one in early June, the other in late July.  I am healing, getting stronger everyday, and hope to be back to bargain hunting soon. Then, I want to make weekly updates to my blog.

I'd like to ask my readers... What are you most interested in seeing? Yard Sale Hauls? Thrift Store Goodies? Coupon Trips? Freebies?  What do YOU most want to see here at The Garage Sale Diva Blog?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Greetings from Lancaster, PA

So, we are in Lancaster, PA this week. It has been absolutely fabulous. Stopped at a Goodwill and found two awesome purses and 1 bracelet. One the handbags is a Relic that I picked up for just $3!!!! Photo to come soon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Year, New Posts .... to Come in 2012

I miss blogging. Beginning with some yard sale presents I bought my family, I'm going to start posting my latest finds after Christmas. Then, in 2012, I'm going to get serious about being more organized so I can more often. I'd like to create a blog roll of other sites that discuss yard sale, flea market, and thrift shop scores. Please, if you have this type of blog, leave a comment with the link.

Have a fabulous day,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yard Sales Are Underway

So, yard sale season is officially underway. There were 50 or so yard sales within a 10 mile radius of my home the last couple of weekends. However, life committments made it impossible for me to go to many. Yesterday, I opted to cut ten inches off my hair for Locks of Love. I did go to four yard sales before my hair appointment. I found a Relic $1, and two large slotted serving spoons for 50 cents.
I apologize that I don't have pics of these finds. I put them away rather quickly.

So, this coming Saturday, I won't be able to yard sale. I'm attending the wedding of a close friend out of town. Perhaps I will find a few on Sunday afternoon.

Have you been yard saling this year? If so, what has been your favorite find?

Monday, April 4, 2011

My First Sales of the Year

So, it was a little on the chilly side, but I ventured out to my first yard sales this weekend. Only a handful of sales were advertised in my area and I only ran into two unadvertised sales. I picked up three beautiful damask tablecloths ($1 each), a sterling silver ladle ($1), a full size cooler ($7), a mini cooler ($3), NIP pantyhose ($1), a really awesome server set for ($3), and a bread maker (FREE!). I also scored an AMAZING yard sale present for my brother, but I think he reads my blog from time to time so I can't post about it here. I will edit this post to include photos of my great finds later.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oh, Gee Whiz

Gee Whiz!

Where have I been? Well, in my part of the world (the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia) I am in what I refer to as a Yard Sale Drought. You see, it's extremely cold and WINDY here and nobody will be having any sales until late March. I am dying for yard sale season to begin. Usually, I post Goodwill or other thrift shop finds during the drought, but I haven't gone thrifting in a long time. I'm spending the day with my Fairy Godmother (my friend Cindy) today, and maybe we'll head over to Second Thyme around to see what they have.
To my followers ... I promise that once yard sale season begins, I will be posting regularly. My list of "to finds" has already started and includes:
* Picture frames of various and rather odd sizes
* plastic tubs for my school supply closet
* rubber stamps that feature floral designs
* galoshes
* driving gloves
* Zumba pants
* any Beverly Lewis or Francine Rivers novels I haven't read
* Several Board Games: Encore, True Colors, Would You Rather, Scattergories, Scrabble
* A Propane Coleman Lantern

What is on your "gotta find" list this year?

Friday, October 15, 2010

What to Wear When Yard Sale-ing

One does not need to look trendy, pretty, or glamorous to yard sale. A die hard, serious yard saler can be quickly spotted for their practicality and comfortable attire.

What to wear:

1. Layers:
I reccommend a long sleeved, button front shirt over a T-shirt. Your T-shirt needs to be long enough that when you bend over to sift through a box of goodies you don't give the world a show. ;)

2. Comfortable Sneakers:
I don't reccomend sandals. If you are up and about early, chances are you will be walking in dew covered grass. In addition, I've had several occasions where I found myself walking in tall grass and/or muddy areas.

3. Sunglasses

4. A small purse with a very long strap that can be draped across your body, leaving your hands free for digging.