The weather was perfect, cool but sunny, autumn leaves dancing in the morning light. The Garage Sale signs were posted and calling. How could we resist a venture out to find recycled treasures? We couldn’t! And the hunt was on!
I have to laugh whenever a garage sale seller asks, “Looking for anything special?” Yes, of course, I’m looking for something special and I’ll know it when I see it. When my heart starts to thump and I start to feel kind of tingly all over, then I know I’ve found what I’m looking for. Treasure! I like to think of it as recycling—someone else’s trash becomes my treasure—and just look what I found yesterday:
One wooden handpainted bird key holder (should be sweet in the kitchen, if I can find a wall that’s not already taken). $.50!
One “they hated to spread gossip” Chronicle Books address book by Anne Taintor (great art prints of 1950’s women, ideal for a women’s studies teacher like me…lots of possibilities for discussions). $.25!
One “The Quilter” an infatuations notebook by Quilters’ Resource of Chicago in association with Museum Quilts, London (a quilter’s personal journal, idea and inspiration notebook—perfect for my quilter self). $.25!
One “Flowers” Golden Press, 1950 (a guide to familiar American wildflowers with 134 paintings in full color—no nature lover could pass this one up). $.25!
Total expenditures for the day: $1.25! A morning outing in autumn with enough magic to make my heart sing: priceless!