Unfortunately, due to a bad chicken sandwich ingested on Friday afternoon, I was not in the yard saling, thrift store mood. However I did need to refill my water bottles (yes, I am that lady that takes twenty minutes to get .25 worth of water for twenty gallon jugs) and I had no choice but to go out. Was not feeling all the neon signs or the misspelled "garge sayle" (no I am SERIOUS, wish I had my camera!) but I did veer off when I saw the Breast Cancer Yard Sale.
These lovely ladies were having a sale for a dear friend and sister that has been stricken with breast cancer. They wanted to give her and her husband a second honeymoon and were throwing the yard sale of yard sales to make the money. (I know, my heart just melted right out of my chest!)
One of the things I do to be frugal is rarely, hardly ever buy retail unless it is on EXTREAME Markdown. 75% or more. Otherwise all my pretties come from yard sales, thrift stores and consignment stores. Today I hit the jackpot with some lovely tops for moi!
This is from Old Navy, it screams "cool and comfortable" which is a mega plus here in Arizona! It had a nasty yellow stain, so I got it for $1.00. My stain treatment of dish detergent on the stain for three hours and then a wash...Voila! Perfection!
This cutie pie was also a dollar! Another perfect summer shirt for when the temps refuse to drop below 100 degrees. Love the orange in this...
I had to have this, I almost forgot my manners as I did a massive reach across to grab this! I blame my lack of decorum on my gurgly tummy, I was not myself but I had to have this shirt because I love, love this color. This one still had the tags and was $3.00 but I was happy to pay that!
Spied this cutie as well, a little different than my usual tastes but for .50 I was willing to take the gamble, if I can't use it (translation: I don't like the way it looks on me) I can give it to my little sister Sensibly Frugal.
I also purchased a beautiful orange t-shirt but it kept coming out salmon instead of dark orange. I don't know why, but I gave up the fight and will tell you that it is also Old Navy and was $1.oo.
If I was to purchase these pretties at (gasp!) Retail, they would have cost me over $100.00. Instead for $6.50 and a little laundry soap (home made) I have six new-to-me shirts to keep me looking fabulously frugal in the Arizona heat.
I picked up this beautiful cake plate/platter. It was a sight, dusty, dirty and needing much TLC. I picked it up, because it had the basket of fruit and black scrolley print (goes with my kitchen perfectly).
On the back it says K&A Krautheim Selb, Bavaria. When I asked the price, one of the ladies said... $2.00! I don't know why after all of these years, being a seasoned yard sale fanatic that I get surprised at my finds and how little I am able to pay for them, but.... I still do!
Rush over to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality to see what she and the other ladies found this weekend.