I’ve got a few things in mind that I would like to find at yard sales this summer. I remembered that I wrote up a wish list last year, and was wondering if I had found most of the items on the list. Turns out – not so much. Most of the things I’m looking for I wanted last summer too.
2014 Wish List:
Faux Christmas tree (we’ll still get a real one, but we’d like to have one the kids can decorate on their own) – UPDATE – whenever I see them at yard sales they are all boxed up, and I’m too chicken to buy one without really seeing how it looks put together.
Christmas Lights (the lights for our old house don’t work at all on our new house) – UPDATE – still looking . . .
Kitchen glasses (I have a couple patterns I’d like to find – probably won’t, but you never know) – UPDATE – After almost 13 years of marriage, and losing a glass or two every year, our supply of kitchen glasses in perilously low. I actually found 2 of one of our patterns at Value Village last month, but we still need more.
Wooden stepstool (to put in main floor bathroom) – UPDATE – Didn’t find, but no longer need.
Wall clock (also for main floor bathroom) – UPDATE – I actually bought a super cute one at a rummage sale a couple weeks ago! Got it home, and it doesn’t work. Dangitanyway.
Girl gift bags (I have a plethora of boy-themed ones, but when my boys are invited to a girl’s party, we’re out of luck) – UPDATE – I had completely forgotten about this, but it’s still a good idea.
Small bookshelf (for my youngest son’s bedroom – right now all our kid books reside with my oldest because he has the only kid bookshelf) – UPDATE – Still looking. Have found a few that could work, but not in my price range. Books have taken over a whole shelf in his closet in the meantime.
Coat rack (for entryway, so we can stop hanging everything over the stairs banister) – UPDATE – Still looking. If I don’t find one this summer I’ll take drastic measures and pay retail!
Entryway table (can you tell we need some entryway organization?) – UPDATE – Didn’t find, but no longer want. It would just collect clutter.
Toy eggs (my youngest loves “cracking” eggs, and we don’t have any in our play food) – UPDATE – This made me laugh. But he’d probably still enjoy them, so sure, I’d buy some if I found them.
Banana hanger – UPDATE – Actually found last summer! And I love it and use it all the time!
Mini muffin pan – UPDATE – had forgotten about, but still a good idea.
Cupcake stand – UPDATE – Still looking.
Chicken Little DVD – UPDATE – Random. I’m not actively looking for this, but might buy it if I found it for $1.
Boys clothes (We don’t need much, but I’m looking for a few things for my boys, mostly pants. And TANK TOPS!!)
Pokemon Stuff (Ugh. But my 7yo has recently discovered Pokemon, and is a bit obsessed.)
Short-sleeve shirts (For me! Somehow my entire wardrobe seems to be made up of long-sleeve shirts. Notsofun during the summer.)
2-Drawer Plastic Storage Tote – To store next year’s completed-and-sent-home schoolwork. One drawer for each boy. I sneakily recycle some things, but if they had their choice they would save it all. So at least now it will have a home, and when the drawer is full, they’ll have to purge.
Record Holder – My husband has a collection of Hard Rock Cafe album (record-shaped) t-shirts that are still sealed. He loves the Hard Rock, and I’ve supplemented his collection by buying shirts off eBay for locations we have already visited. I’d like to find a way for him to store/display them. For awhile I was looking on CL for record storage/display stands, but anything I came across seemed really expensive. Time to resume the hunt.
Backpack for 7yo – We bought him a matching backpack/lunch box from Wal-Mart at the beginning of the last school year and both started falling apart almost immediately. Ugh. Hoping to find something of higher quality/durability.
Kid Towels – Time to purge all of the cute, small hooded towels as my 4yo has outgrown them. Need some new ones to replace them with.
Wine Glasses – I almost never drink, but I do enjoy having friends over, and it would be nice to have some glasses to use when they bring wine.
I’ll add more as they come to me.
What’s on your wish list this summer?