We Bought Stuff
A lot of stuff.
Friday evening, we [Eric, the girls,& I] drove around town and the topic of yard sales came up. Since I had a Saturday morning off, we could all go together. That’s been a rare thing for a good year or so, so I was really excited. Knowing this journey was bound to be special, I set about creating intent for the day, asking each person what they REALLY wanted to find through the day. I wanted pretty mugs and teacups that I could repurpose into candle holders. Whisper wanted shoes – specifically tennis shoes. Ravynn wanted clothes. And Eric was hoping for witchy/pagan items, either for as-is use or for crafting. We wished it, we saw it, we had faith.
The first few stops we made were underwhelming. Set up for collectors and VERY overpriced. I did find a pretty pendant that can be resold after some “cleaning”.
I was very successful in my quest to pick up mugs for candlemaking [now, I need to get to work candlemaking!]. See the 11 mugs that we found:
I didn’t pay more than 50¢ for any of them and most were only a quarter. So… umm… yeah! I’m excited to put them to use, but am mindful of the tasks that must be completed first.
We also, with dancing and giggling, found bundles of silver and gold metallic candles. They reach past the edge of the photo, but all the taper candles you see here were picked up for 50¢. Yeah us. Also a set of candle sticks with a Japanese symbol on them, a VERY retro candle holder [this is Ravynn's purchase] and a taller candle stick that will mesh perfectly with our overall home decor.
One [??] of the major finds of the day [we actually picked this up at two separate locations]. Tons of loose herbs, stick and cone incense, and a little “herbs” plaque. All picked up for roughly $6. Woo!!
Eric had been saying, during the drive where we set our intentions,that it had been MONTHS since he’d found any decent STAR WARS offerings. Well, lookie here. Some ships, a figure or two, a lot of books, magazines, and several badges from SW Cons.
Catering to our inner geeks, we found these items. Books on Authurian Legend and the prophecies of Nostradamus. A classic Link/Zelda game. A Game of Thrones card game. And comic books featuring Superman and Aquaman. Yes Aquaman – squee!
In addition to the pagan-appropriate goodies found above, Eric lucked out with the crafting wish as well. Several faces [eww!], some plain wooden boxes, easels for displaying his artwork, and that grey case is full of paintbrushes and will give him a good way to store/carry the others he already has. The Needlecraft book is for Ravynn, a gift from a sweet lady who was touched that someone so young was so excited about counted cross stitch.
And we found clothes. The girls are especially pleased with the tennis shoes, flip flops, and Blondie tshirt. They don’t quite understand the awesomeness that is CBGBs There was also a fedora, a white baseball cap, and a Notre Dame baseball cap that didn’t make it into the picture.
Here is the big Bats! meow… find. Almost 45 pieces of punk jewelry found for a good price. These will be seen again in a booth display and on the website.
Here we have the “as is” selection of pagan finds. Decorative pieces, vases [one that Eric and I both decided looks like The Goddess"], a giant spider ornament, candle holders, coasters, wall decor, a gorgeous Russian-themed plate, and various rocks/gems.
A walking staff. Just gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it after Eric personalizes it.
I was waiting in the car when this purchase was made. It freaks me out a little and a I made Eric put it in the back of the van for the drive home. Yes that’s where the kids were, but it didn’t freak THEM out. I understand it’ll be used in an art project [but it does look super amazing at the top of that walking staff].
The “other stuff”. Backpack, conditioner, bubble bath, journal, thingie to strap and iPod to your arm for running or biking, stickers and writing paper, chopsticks, and seeds.
And a size 2T Colts jersey. Perfect for the dog, who was so exhausted from the walking we did she couldn’t even raise her head for a picture.
Overall, I call the day a success.
A huge success.
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