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    I am definitely jealous. Anytime I have went to yardsales. I have not found anything worth anything. I would LOVE to find great deals like that. Heck, I would love to find a good yard sale..haha

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    I think you really have to like Garage sales to invest all that time . In the summer I go every saturday morning. I like the neighborhood sales. Close together and less driving. It's nice if you can get friends or family to go with you. For every ten sales you go to you find one that is special to you. I enjoy myself talking to people I probably would not meet otherwise.
    It's really fun when you get that one special bargin. I can't wait till they start here, to cold till about May. but I am ready to get out and get going. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Ruth, I see you are really into yard sales. Before I had so much trouble with the knees, that was my Saturday entertainment. My husband was always at Habitat for Humanity on Saturday so I wanted something to do that day. We have some really good Flea Marets around here, so I would go to those every Saturday. I would ask the vendors if they had fabris, and some would say they will bring it next week.

    I especially like Street Sales, where many residents on one street put out their stuff. Here in Cincinnati, flea market vendors scour garage sales (and also go through your curbside trash) )for items, as do the people who operate out of antique malls. Getting rid of things here is no problem. And making money on things is FUN!!!

    I will be checking today's paper for sales coming this week-end. Hope everyone finds something really great!

    June

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    I am definitely jealous. Anytime I have went to yardsales. I have not found anything worth anything. I would LOVE to find great deals like that. Heck, I would love to find a good yard sale..haha
    Hopefully the big one they've put in in Gassaway will be awesome. It opens this month.
    The one at the parking lot in Sutton is open, but got rained out last Saturday. It is usually the same people every Saturday with the same stuff from last year and the year before and....
    :roll:

    I want to have a yardsale. I had one last year and made $94. I had a lot of baby items that went!

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    I went to a thrift store yesterday. I found brand new Hawaiian shirts for $2.50 ea. These are not the really bright colors. Like the bright greens and fuschias a lot of them are made from but, muted blues, mellow yellows and black silhouette's of palm trees. which will go with some other stuff I have. I also got a brown corduroy, pinafore type dress, with a long skirt (the color of tree trunks) and a couple other brightly colored shirts for .25 cents ea. one tree green. I gotta go check the want ads. There might be a yard sale near me! I'm a yard sale junkie anyway. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    I am definitely jealous. Anytime I have went to yardsales. I have not found anything worth anything. I would LOVE to find great deals like that. Heck, I would love to find a good yard sale..haha
    Hopefully the big one they've put in in Gassaway will be awesome. It opens this month.
    The one at the parking lot in Sutton is open, but got rained out last Saturday. It is usually the same people every Saturday with the same stuff from last year and the year before and....
    :roll:

    I want to have a yardsale. I had one last year and made $94. I had a lot of baby items that went!


    I know, it opens next Saturday. I thought about calling to see how much a table would cost for the weekend. I wanted to make some more candles and try to sew a few more purses and maybe a couple of wall hangings before then. Who knows if it will happen. LOL

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    My husband and I live for garage sales. I went to a rummage sale and found some beautiful sheets in pristine condition along with ruffled pillowcases for 4.00 (queensize) I went home and made a duvet for the guest bedroom and stuffed our old comforter into it. I finished it off with some big antique buttons and created a new look for summer. I am still looking for more sheets, but haven't found any more as enticing as those. We also leave a card with people to call us when they are finished with their sale to donate what's left to our church for our rummage sale. We pick up the stuff and deliever it to the church. Kinda neat that people will do this for our church. We always mail a letter of thanks to them for their donation.

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    I posted pics of my duvet on the picture posting. They're kinda of small, but you can see the pretty colors of the sheet.

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    There is a difference between a garage sale and a Flea Market even tho in actuality it's just people selling used stuff. Flea Markets are in general a lot bigger with more stuff. That's fun. Yard Sale of course are much smaller. At's kinda hard to say which are the best bet. I think yard sales are much more frequent. I kinda like seeing people at home. Esp if they are in or close to my neighborhood. I guess it just preference. And availability. I don't know of any ongoing flea markets around here but have been in area where they have a number of them happening almost in perpetuity. Like Las Vegas. If they still have em:?: I kinda feel that yard sales usually have the best deals. But that an opinion that can change based on the current deal/bargain. :lol:

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    I get a lot of fabric and rotary rulers at yard sales-- one time a woman was getting rid of three UFO's-- all baby quilts. Another time I went to an estate sale and got an old stand-up, three-level sewing basket. That was a great day! I think you can get the best fabric deals at yard sales, rummage sales, and estate sales!

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