The signs of spring — baseball and strawberries

Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Great Buys

We shot out the door Saturday morning — an absolutely beautiful morning, in fact — and zipped around to a few sales.

We were kind of disappointed by one alleged “community yard sale” that only ended up featuring four houses or so. But then as we drove away, we wondered if maybe we didn’t find the correct entrance to the development. With that in mind, we ask aloud — how do you know when you’ve hit all the “vendors” at a neighborhood sale? Any tips you’d like to share about learning the layout of a development on the fly?

Anyway, here’s our purchases of the weekend:

We actually picked this beaut of a leather softball glove on Friday. The former owner said she bought it for about $60, but parted with it for $5.

We actually picked this beaut of a leather softball glove on Friday. The former owner said she bought it for about $60, but parted with it for $5.

We're always looking for "how-to" books on art, so these Walter Foster books were a good deal at 50 cents each. We also picked up a little chapter book for the junior members of the Yard Sale Secrets team.

We’re always looking for “how-to” books on art, so these Walter Foster books were a good deal at 50 cents each. We also picked up a little chapter book for the junior members of the Yard Sale Secrets team.

It's really common lately to find scrapbooking material at yard sales now. We figure its because people over-buy supplies or people simply give up on the hobby.

It’s really common lately to find scrapbooking material at yard sales now. We figure its because people over-buy supplies or people simply give up on the hobby.

It's hard to tell in this picture, but these "Hashtag" shelves are quite big. We're still not entirely sure what we'll do with them though. At $10 for the pair, we'll find something good!

It’s hard to tell in this picture, but these “Hashtag” shelves are quite big. We’re still not entirely sure what we’ll do with them though. At $10 for the pair, we’ll find something good!

Our favorite purchase of the day -- a big box of strawberries! We didn't get them at a yard sale, but that's one of the great things about going on yard sales -- you pass all sorts of fruit stands!

Our favorite purchase of the day — a big box of strawberries! We didn’t get them at a yard sale, but that’s one of the great things about going on yard sales — you pass all sorts of fruit stands!

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