Well the Kilworth yard sales have come again for another year. It was unreal - I think it was even crazier than last year. Unfortunately I forgot my camera to take pictures of all the action - you'll just have to join me in person next year!
I did manage to come away with some good finds though. Although, I must admit that some of them came from subsequent yard saling in Mount Brydges and Strathroy.
Here's my haul!
An air filter for $10. Price tag was still on it for $39.99. I've been needing to pick one up for far longer than I'd care to admit, so I was pretty excited to find the right sized one!
Skates! I haven't had a pair of skates in years, ever since a friend of my brother's borrowed mine and they never returned (never did my nice leather hockey gloves either, but that's besides the point). These ones are brand new - never even been worn. Mom bought them for me - we got them and a bunch of Cars toys for $25.
A Matt Groening book. I've never read much of his Life in Hell (pre-Simpsons) stuff, so I grabbed this for a dollar. I happily paid full price just to irritate the cheap woman who was going to war with the seller trying to chew him down to $2 for $7 worth of stuff.
The complete series of Boston Legal for $5! Yes, five seasons of DVDs for $5! I've never actually seen Boston Legal, but I've heard good things about it, and for $5 I couldn't pass it up.
A Cat in the Hat clock for $1. I have a soft spot of Dr. Seuss stuff, and have a lot of related stuff in Vivian's room, so I couldn't pass this one by.
I'm a sucker for kids selling stuff at yard sales. There was one little girl selling her sister's photography prints for 50 cents each, so I grabbed these two.
A little vintage Pyrex action for $2 - a cute little divided dish.
A Piglet leash for Vivian! This thing is brand new and was only $1.
A whole bunch of clothes for Vivian for $5. Black and grey skinny jeans, cute striped pants, a skully sweater and a denim dress overall deal.
And finally - a typewriter for $1.
That sale was pretty funny. It was from the same yard sale where I got the clothes and the Pyrex dish. I saw the typewriter sitting there and wanted it. Bad. But I didn't know if I was ready to cross into having a vintage typewriter. So I bought the rest of the stuff from the woman and actually said to her, "I love that typewriter, but I don't know if I have the hipster cred to own it." Her response? "Well, do you have a bike? If you have the bike, I think you can handle the typewriter." Sadly, I don't have a bike, so I walked away. Back in the van I told mom how much I wanted it...
Me - "Did you see that typewriter? I really wanted it. It was a dollar. A DOLLAR!"
Mom - "Does it work?"
Me - "I don't know, I don't care if it works really."
Mom - "What are you going to do with it?"
Me - "I dunno, just put it on the table or something. Maybe I shouldn't get it, it probably weighs a tonne."
Mom - "How much was it?"
Me - "A dollar!"
Mom - "Just get it if you want is so bad."
Me - "Okay! I want it!"
Plus 1000 hipster points for me!
So I ran back out and got it, and they were so excited that someone actually bought it, because they thought no one would want it. They asked me if I was a writer, because apparently they were picturing me holed up somewhere writing the newest Misery novel with a cigarette dangling out of my mouth or something. I told them I was a court reporter, so I have a bit of a soft spot for typing devices. Even though I've never used one, I would scoop up a stenography machine in a heartbeat.
So there you go - that's my haul from yard saling. Oh, except I also got a dahlia plant that I forgot to take a picture of. The best part of that was carrying it down the street and having a guy yell, "Hey! Is that a marijuana plant?" And me yelling back, "Yep! But they're all sold out now!" My mom also got a car seat for a great deal, a dahlia plant, a beautiful blanket for the baby she has right now, and some toys for the kids. Oh, and a free office chair for my brother. My friend Lisa got some great trucks for her son, and we all had some yummy gelato, fries and back bacon on a bun.
Mostly though we learned some more tricks for next year - what to do, what not to do. Next year we'll be there at 6:00 a.m. with a truck and will really clean up!
Anyone else do any yard saling? Do I have the hipster cred for my typewriter? I better buy some black rimmed glasses and more flannel.