Ah, yard sale season. I love you so.

Folks, yard sale season is in full swing. The time of year when I can set off at 9 am and look at my car clock in surprise at 3 pm and wonder where the time went. I’ve been doing Saturdays by myself for so long now, and I’m fairly used to it, but that doesn’t mean I like it. Long, long ago I used to guilt Justin into going along with me, but he would resent it so much and eventually his sulky behavior would make me mad and we would inevitably end up in a screaming fight and the afternoon would end in car door slams and the refrain of “NEVER AGAIN!” only to have the cycle repeat itself the next weekend. That was in my foolish youth when I used to think I could bend others to my will. I’m much wiser now, though my Saturdays are much more lonely.

But about an hour into my travels, my friend Shannon called and asked to tag along — yard saling is SO much better when you have someone with you, isn’t it?

Hands down, this is my favorite purchase of the afternoon:

Two wee little basket lamps with the most adorable details.

They were originally marked $14, but I picked them up right when everything at this particular estate sale went half-price. It was a great sale, the second day, but still there was a ton of stuff left. Someone bought the BEST vanity table with original mirror right out from underneath me for $37.50, and it was already a steal at $75. Shannon got this great lamp (I’m stealing this photo from her Facebook post about it):

And I could NOT resist purchasing this dress:

I adored it from the front but once I saw the back, it was all over with.

I picked it up before it went half price, but they still gave it to me for $8 (original price was $14). I figured it was too small for Emme but I couldn’t resist trying it out.

Definitely too small for her…you can see her little bloomers peeking out. If I can’t figure out a cute way to display it in the nursery, I’ll probably put it in the shop on Etsy. It still has tags!

If you’re interested in non-vintage (read: kid) items I found at the sales, you can check out this week’s post over at Zero to Twins.


July 8, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Kristi that dress…… did you ever put it in your etsy shop?

July 8, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Kristi That dress….. did you ever put it in your etsy shop?

July 9, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Lara Jo I have not yet! I have been sadly neglecting the Etsy shop. I plan to get a few things listed, though, during the summer.

Thanks for reading and for commenting!!

August 31, 2013 - 8:23 pm

eve Such a cute dress and a great find! Is this handmade?

September 1, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Lara Jo Hi, Eve! No, it had tags on it, so it must not have been hand made. It was a really cute dress…your comment made me go and look at it again and now I’m sad I ended up selling it in the booth! Thanks for visiting and commenting!