Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oh What a Beautiful Saturday Morning - $24.30

Thanks to Raechel at "Finding My Feet" for encouraging us to post our yard sale finds each week. I love reading about yours and hope you enjoy mine. I had a ball today.

I was up this morning at 5:35 a.m. and out the door at 5:55 a.m. to help my niece, a cancer patient, with her yard sale. Actually, I just helped put the "goodies" out and then left and shopped several more yard sales. What a fun morning. Niece had country ham biscuits and hot coffee so we ate before we got to work.

Lisa had colon cancer, diagnosed last October and two subsequent surgeries, an infection and weeks in the hospital. She has had 13 chemo treatments and has amazed us all with her stamina. She is a single woman and her own sole means of support so this year has been particularly difficult. She was recently told that, although the colon is clear of cancer, she has more cancer in the thorax region. She will find out next week when she will have a biopsy on it so that she can have more treatments, either chemo, radiation or both. We are very hopeful of a complete cure. Several friends are helping her with the yard sale today so she is in good hands without my help for the actual sale.

Now to my bargains of the day: Nothing gets me going like a BIG cuppa coffee in the morning; and I do mean a BIG mug. One of my favorite finds of the day was a set of 4 coffee mugs that are big enough to suit my coffee needs. They also suited my budget at .25 each.

I have gotten to be a real sucker for picture frames and don't really have a plan but I can't resist the unusual frames and at such a great price! Two frames are PB plus they've never been used (not that that matters with a picture frame). One of the PB frames was $1 and the shadowbox with three picture spaces in the mat was $2. The remaining frames were $1 each.

Today, Tim went to yard sales with me and I'm glad because he went through a box of CDs at $1 each and found 10 that we probably would never buy at full price but love the music and will get way more enjoyment than $1 worth :-).

When we were at the beach last week, we searched and searched the beach for a sand dollar. Granddaughter Kate had seen one for sale in a shop for $1 and wanted it so badly. We thought we could find one but alas, nothing but broken ones were on the beach. Imagine my surprise when I found a little basket with about 20 sanddollars in it for .10 cents each. :-) Now Kate will have her sanddollar, already dried and bleached and ready for her...and at a bargain price. Can't wait to see her to give it to her!

And last but not least...the TUCK and RUN deal...As I've already said, I have become a real sucker for photo frames. As you know if you regularly read my blog, my husband recently bought me a new camera. I've been snapping photos like a mad woman and especially on our beach trip last week. Thus, I have lots of photos to frame.
This morning, my eye immediately went to three black framed photos, matted and ready to hang (except I'll put my own photos in). I have some photos that I got printed free just by registering at Walgreen's online so I'm set to go. I'll post my photos in the frames later but wanted to show my deal of the day.