Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mission Accomplished

Hit some yard sales from 9 to 10 am, this morning. I was mainly searching for cast iron cookware. And I hit the jackpot. I stopped at 4 sales, bought at 3 of them, and found these pans at 2. The larger pan was $2 and the two smaller pans were $1 each. That's three rather rusty cast iron pans, all different sizes, for a total of $4. I'll have to invest some oven cleaner and elbow grease and should have some really nice pans. One is a Griswald, one is Wagner, and the 3rd is a no name USA made. I'll post some "after" pictures once I get them cleaned up. Now I don't have to be jealous of my friends' cast iron collections.

I also grabbed 8 boxes of canning jars for $2 per box, or $16 for all. Most are pints but there are some misc. sizes in there, as well.

I found 3 flip-top bottles. $2 for all 3. They are asking $8 per bottle at the local antique mall. You can buy them with beer in them for less than that.

And I scored this lovely Worthington plaid coat for $1.
It fits perfectly. Probably over $100 new. Barely worn.

As I was leaving the last sale I noticed their neighbor had set a tote full of medium sized planting pots out on the curb. For FREE. Guess where they are now?

Not a bad haul for $23.


moiraeknittoo said...

I think you must be so much fun to do these sales with. I don't know that I've ever actually BEEN to a garage sale.

crazihippichic said...

Never been to one?!??? That's where you find the best stuff....for cheap. It's like a treasure hunt. It's getting late in the season now but you should make a point to get to some yard sales in your area next summer. Cheap entertainment. So much fun! I'd much rather go to yard sales than the mall. In fact I've only been to the mall once in the past year and a half.