And I’m not talking about footwear.
We are currently visiting my brother’s family in the UK. Knowing my love of yard sales, my brother decided to treat me to their version! Basically, sellers all come to the same predetermined field and sell their goods next to their cars. Of course I loved it.
It was an interesting experience. Other than the fact that they were all in the same place (which is awesome), it wasn’t that different than yard saling in the states. An interesting mix of kids items, baby gear, tools, housewares, books, tons of DVDs, etc. I noticed a couple different people selling new in package items, one selling vegetables, but the majority seemed very yard sale-y. Most stuff wasn’t priced, which was kind of frustrating, but the things that were priced seemed super cheap.
If we didn’t have to worry about getting things home on the plane there were more than a few things I would have been interested in buying. (We pack super light, even with the kiddos – carry on only!) But even at that I couldn’t pass up this canvas at only 50 pence. (The seller said she was moving to Egypt, and was practically giving things away.) I can’t wait to hang it on our wall, but getting it home is going to be a pain.
All summer my oldest has been collecting the books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He now owns all but #2 and #10. He asked me to keep an eye out for them. I thought it was a long shot, but whaddya know: