I finally happened upon what appeared from the road to be a huge sale in the parking lot of the very Church were the old Breadman and I tied the proverbial knot. Once I actually got to the sale, it was Eh. Lots of clothes and some manly looking construction stuff. It turned out that I knew the man running the sale. "Oh, Shara is here! She's got lots of money!" he said. Ha. Much to his disappointment, I only spent 50¢.I did find one treasure in the mix:
I usually find these canisters with burn marks, missing the lids, cracked or completely faded. This coffee canister is perfect. I have it sitting on my counter holding my Hershey's Almond Kisses and if you tell anyone at my house about those Kisses, you are no longer my friend. ;o)
I was on the way back home, when I spotted some junk out in a field. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel. Brakes. I'm there. The Bean scored some Playstation games for $1.00 each and a Bocce set for $5.00. I got excited when I saw the Bocce Set, I keep hoping to find a Croquet set and thought I have finally found it. I was disappointed at first that it was not a croquet set, but decided that we needed a Bocce Set too. Now that all the summer re-runs have started, we spend a lot of time in the backyard playing games.
I found two things on the $1.00 tables.
A sweet old Chocolate tin. A bit worse for the wear, but it still has a lot of charm.
It was well worth a buck, I thought. Hey! It's a chocolate tin. Another hiding place for Hershey's kisses! Shhh!
I was also surprised to find this tiny old JAPAN porcelain tea cup sitting on the $1.00 table. I never, ever buy tea cups and I rarely ever buy souvenirs. But, this tea cup is special - this is Old Main at the University of Arkansas campus, only two miles from my house.
See? Cool, right?
So, that's it, only three things. But, three sweet, happy things. Sometimes I bring home a carload and I am happy. Other times, I only find a few things, but they make me just as happy.
I hope you found some treasures this weekend. And some Kisses. Chocolate or otherwise!
*I had to buy storage space to make this post. I wondered when I would run out out space. Good news! I bought enough for 10,000 photos in the next year. Yeehaw!