In my area, garage sales pop up any day of the week, with many occurring on Fridays as well as Saturdays. With freedom (except for a giant to-do list) for the day, my son and I hit the road and found treasure.The first, most thrilling purchase of the day was this fantastic, free-standing slat board display. We found it in a sale chock full of items from a now-closed gift shop. I stuck three shelves on for the photo, but it came with a box of twenty or thirty shelves. This was perfect timing, as I have a (hopefully large) craft show next month.
My son found a whiffle ball and bat set, and a few other small toys. Then, the tough decision: a brand new Lazy Boy recliner with upholstery in colors that compliment our home. I deliberated, since I've never been fond of the way recliners look, and tend to favor muted, solid colors. But I have fond memories of curling up to read in my grandpa's recliner, embraced by his scent. It was a great deal, and I'm still a little surprised every time I see it here beside the window. I also found some upholstery swatches that will be fun to sew with (see below), a set of casters, and an antique blackboard/slate that will come in handy as signage.All in all, a great haul for just 5 stops, though we did spend more than usual!