Saturday morning we got up bright and early, headed to Tim Hortons for coffee (used Gift card given to me by the kids for Mother's Day) and went yard saling. It didn't look very promising as was pouring rain as we headed out the door. By the time we retrieved the coffee it was letting up and it ended up being a really nice day. There were lots of block/neighborhood garage sales so we parked and did a lot of walking. I never feel guilty after shopping on driveways - the prices are so right. This is the first time hubby has ever asked to come along - for several hours worth. Usually one or two and he is ready to quit. I think he has the bug.
This is a very pretty original watercolor painting that is 3 ft by 2.5 ft wide. It was professionally framed although the framing is starting to get a bit dated. My Mom needs some new art for her condo so we emailed her a picture and she said she liked it. For $15 I have a nice housewarming gift.
A brand new looking - not a scratch on it Coach leather Satchel purse for $10. I already have a Coach purse - black - that hubby bought me several years ago for my birthday. I use it on special occasions as it is dressy. I will likely resell this one at a flea market as expect I could get at least $40-60 for it. New they sold for $125-$200.
Halloween decorations was one area that we downsized during the move. I do Christmas, hubby does Halloween. We saw this guy who talks and sticks out his tongue for $2 and had to have him. My stepson finished his first year of college and is coming to visit us in two weeks - I plan on sticking this guy under the covers of the guest bed for fun. Our family has sick humor like that.
Other goodies we found: vice grip for hubby, a book and two CDs. Total day spend? $33. Pretty good for our haul and it was a great day out.
And finally yet another cute little bird eating at our feeders. The first of his kind I have seen and I am still trying to identify him. Mom has better birding books and she likely can identify him so will have to ask her.
Have a great weekend - Happy Memorial Day Weekend to my fellow Americans (I am a dual American/Canadian Citizen). Cheers!