Tuesday, May 10, 2011
One man's garbage is another man's treasure.
Wow, there were a lot of garage sales and flea markets in town on Saturday! The sun was out, and so were the shoppers. I went to two BIG ones, and they were great. The first was the annual Baby Flea Market, got some great deals on a stroller, shoes, an easel and my big weakness a mini diaper clutch (like a diaper bag but smaller).
The second was the Kettle Valley Neighbourhood Garage Sale...everyone in the neighbourhood had garage sales going. And the people were out for a deal! I managed to get some beautiful bar stools for our new house (the old ones are a little short and we look awkward sitting on them).
There is a lot to be said for shopping at flea markets and garage sales. I think shows like American Picker brings a sort of mystique about this type of shopping, but most of us aren't looking for a treasure just looking for items that we need or could use that cost us a fraction of the original price.
Now I just need a garage sale to get rid of all my old stuff!