Monday, November 4, 2013

Garage Sale Goodies


I am not so happy it is Monday but I am happy that I get to share with you a few of the things I found at the Garage Sale Trail.. I know I have been harping on about it but it was the best day. Maybe ever.

What could be better than a sunny day of driving around the Eastern suburbs of Sydney chasing treasure?! We started early at a public school boot fair in Randwick where I scored 2 baskets, pots and pans and glasses, oh yeah and the pink shoes.. and it went on..

We then followed a trail I had made through the East, Bronte, Clovelly and the back of Bondi. As well as the sales on my trail we also came across random ones by following homemade signs and arrows. It was so fun and everyone having the sales was having a great day, most people were sitting around having beers or even selling cakes and milks made from nuts!

The best thing is that everything bought is an item saved from landfill which is what this is all about, upcycling and sharing instead of wasting. Getting a bargain is great but it is also good to give an old thing a new home!

Treasure from the day:

Other items I scored included a work bench and rotary saw for James, 4 shirts for him, pattern papers, the hat thing I am wearing below.. more floral pans, tea towels, fabric, a white Cockatoo's head and 2 more picnic baskets! [They are my weakness and my latest project!]

As you can see I went slightly over the top and this point was shaking with delight! For anyone who loves the thrill of bargain hunting and treasure finding it is a must do. They have already released next years date: Sat October 25th. I wish we didn't have to wait a whole year!

I hope this encourages you to get out there and 'Garage Sale' it up. Have one, go to one... and don't throw things away that aren't broken, there is always a treasure hunter out there, you just have to find them!

Katy x

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