Did you know that this weekend is the 9th annual Great US 50 Yard Sale? Dad used to own the Texaco Gas Station in Cotopaxi CO right on Hwy 50. I've traveled parts of that road more often than I care to remember in my life. But a nation-wide garage sale along a single road? WOW! And they are calling it "Route 50"....a spin on Route 66? LOL!
Well, I hate to say this, but I think it's also national garage sale weekend here in Denver. I was supposed to go help my girlfriend take photos of stuff she wants to list on craigs list today. I was on my way to her place and she called and had to reschedule. So I was out and decided to go to garage sales....there were signs everywhere. The first one I stopped at...I stayed for TWO HOURS!!! Yep, it was great! So I thought I'd share today's purchases...and let you know that I'm definitely helping the economy!!!
This paint rack completely full of paint...and most of the bottles have never been opened, the seals are still on them.
A second paint rack
Duplicate paint that will go to mom's for our card-making classes (mom's gonna freak when she reads this blog!!!)
Big bottles of paint as well
The paint was $12. The racks were $7 each.
7 books to cover and 200 bookmarks....$1.25 :o)
A cuttlebug mat and tin hearts....another $1.25
Imagine what I'll do with these rulers...all for 25 cents!
These wood plugs make great door handles for cards, pages and more...all for a quarter!
We just used up my sponges yesterday, so I was delighted to get these. And I can always use more stencils! 25 cents each!
I will never use this many spools in my life....so some will go into my little store. But these are about 1/4" and 1/2" tall....a great find!
No idea what we'll do with these....but I feel a class coming on! Another quarter spent!
I'm sure I can incorporate leather into my card making classes. It was just a quarter. HOW could I pass it up???
All 6 punches for 50 cents! Well, I do have the flower...but none of the others. Guess I will gift the flower to some lucky reader! :o) First person to send me an idea for a card making class for the retirement center can have the punch!
These are the very same little blocks that I use when I wrap keys (an on the syringe on mom's layout). All these for a quarter. Can you tell about now my adrenaline was high as a kite?
Guess mom's gals will be painting clothespins as well. Small and large...I have a few ideas for these! Yep, another quarter for the whole bag!
A bag of little worry dolls. Definitely ok for cards!
I have been so blessed to have so many items published and I like to keep my magazines on display in a rack like this
But I had sort of outgrown the single rack that I had. This garage sale had 2 more racks at $5 each...I grabbed them so fast! I've got 1 1/2 full....and with more items at Stampington waiting to be published, I know I'll fill the second one and start on the third one soon! Yes, I could just stack them all, but this way, I can grab the book or magazine whenever someone has a question. Besides....Kerry is totally impressed with this display! :o)
As you can see...it was such a fun day! I even called my sis and told her she needs to come to Denver tomorrow as there were tons of signs out for sales that start tomorrow! It's going to be a fun day! Maybe I'll run into you at one of the sales!!!