Follow me on my pathtojunkentreasure as I hunt for treasures at flea markets, garage sales, rummage sales, thrift stores, estate sales and wherever I can find a treasure. I'll share my love of hammered aluminum, vintage Christmas, vintage jewelry, doilies and tablecloths, milk glass, garden items and other treasures. I'll also share some advice on my crafting projects, gardening and recycling items. Please join me on my pathtojunkentreasure!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

First Fall Rummage Sale

There haven't been a lot of garage sales or anything in the past week.  Today, though, was my favorite rummage sale at Faith Community United Church of Christ in Prairie Grove.  (Their Spring sale is March 8th and 9th).  I love this sale and try hard not to miss this one.  Not only do they have the best prices, but they have a great assortment of stuff.  I found a box of Legos and Transformer toys for my son for only $2.  He will be very excited.  At one time, I collected head vases and found it hard to resist these for $2 each and ceramic planters for $1 each.  (The head vases are usually priced for at least $40 at the flea markets.  I have never paid that price though).    I even bought my mother a cookie jar for $2.  She collects farm animal cookie jars. (The pig cookie jar, $3, came from a garage sale later in the day.)  I now have 3 cookie jars for a part of her Christmas present.  I also found her a whole bunch of curtains for $1.  She likes to change the curtains seasonally and who can beat this price.  I also bought a few pieces of jewelry for $3.50 and a handbag for $1 to use the handles for my knitted purses.  (Crafts store purse handles sell from $5 and up).  I even found a great vintage Santa for $2.  Christmas IS only about 3 months away.  I also bought a stack of greeting cards.  I'm now set for many different occasions.  I even found some pumpkin fabric and a new pumpkin carving kit.  You never know what treasures you will find.  I had a great time at this sale!

The garage sales weren't as good as the rummage sale.  Actually, kind of disappointing.  Most of the sales were priced way too high.  Remember to read my tips on having a garage sale.  I went to at least 8 garage sales and only bought the pig cookie jar and some old Nintendo video games for my kids.  They were priced just right.  There are so many sales listed in the paper for tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what I will find!   

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