Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yard Sale Find!

Summer is here and everywhere you will find people having yard sale and garage sale. I’ve never been to one until I came to the US. I’ve heard of it back in Malaysia but it is never popular. I guess in our culture it is never a good thing buying other people old and used stuffs. I think there is a misconception that only poor people go to yard sales or have them. I am a firm believer in one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Besides saving money, yard sale shopping helps the environment, since you don't get all that excess packaging. You also find unique items you can't just pick up at the mall. Even when you do buy something brand new, the next day it will be considered "used". We actually had a garage sale in CA just before moving to PA. We can’t bring a lot of our things with us so we decided to sell some of it and those unsold were donated to Salvation Army. I actually enjoyed it very much besides making some money from our unwanted things.

I like going to yard sale or garage sale as I enjoy looking at what people are selling and occasionally find some nice and interesting things. There was once we found a gently used love seat for Diana new apartment for $25.00. If we buy it new it will cost us around $300.00. I like buying books, recipe books, kitchen utensils, baking pans and most of all old and unique serving plates, cups and saucers. If you come to my house for afternoon tea you will find me serving you with all the mismatch pieces ha ha…


Bandit was at the yard sale too. Kids just love him.

Anyway, we went to a church yard sale last weekend. Just look at what I found there? All these for less than $15.00. Is that a good bargain or what?


3 very nice and unique ramekin.

1 set of Kaiser small muffin pans (new still in box)

A large Kaiser La Forme Bundt Pan (new with box)

5 recipe books, William Sonoma serving tray and wooden spatula.

9 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

Good purchase. You can never get that price at the store.

Agnes said...

the baking pans are as good as new. yup, we can hardly find such a garage sales in malaysia.

My Asian Kitchen said...

wow!! a good buy!! our garage sale here is not really great!! last month been to one,hoping to find some cooking stuff but end up buying new set of Indian earring! aha!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Those are ramekins???

I tot they were mini claypots

Those pans were a great steal...
My MIL loves garage sales and Goodwill Stores :)

Elin said...

Wow..Gertrude..that's a good bargain...all new for $15...haha how I wish I was there too...Bandit so lucky :p

Shereen said...

Gert,
Like this must visit you during summer la...and cancel going to all those discount stores...lol.That Kaiser pan is very expensive here so that is a steal.I too love to go and kepo at these places but sometimes I can't bring myself to buy...must get rid of this Malaysian mentality la.When you come here for a visit, I'll bring you to the Sallies and Hospice etc...I think that will cover the whole month...hahahah.

petite nyonya said...

wow, these are great buys at such little money! i thk i will go crazy if i'm at the yard sale!

Marine Loves Papi... said...

Some great finds!

My Little Space said...

Gert, I love going to this kind of places too. I used to go to those garage sales in NZealand while I was there many many years ago. We can really find some nice stuffs there with good bargain. Some cost as low as 50 cents! They don't like spending money on brand new furnitures as well. Just check out the 2nd hand shop. Cheap & beautiful!
Regards, Kristy