One of my favorite annual neighborhood sales began yesterday. It's a large, upscale neighborhood with beautifully mature trees and gorgeous landscaping. It is a true pleasure to drive through the neighborhood in search of garage sales: lots of quality merchandise, often (but not always) low-end prices, pleasant people. I love it when the husband is given charge of the sale and he takes just about any price offered.
What did I find?A wire basket for my garden gloves in the garden cupboard: 50 c
A toy drum for the Grandma box: $1
2 antique kitchen gadgets: 50 c each
A large French chocolate sign: $1 (thanks to the husband left in charge!)
8 Irish linen napkins, one never used: 50 c for all
And one utilitarian item~a rice cooker: $5
I have never owned a rice cooker. And until 2 1/2 years ago, I had never really noticed that they exist. When Heather and Jared moved in, Heather wanted to keep her rice cooker in my kitchen because Jared loves rice. I thought such an appliance was a space-waster: after all, a saucepan cooks rice just as well. And then I ate rice cooked in one. It is far superior in flavor and texture; I was hooked. They moved into an apartment last week and there went the rice cooker. So all is well now that Heather found me my own at a garage sale yesterday.
I'm linking to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party.