So with Susan’s reminder, it was up and at ‘em for me for on a Saturday for a change. The man knew something was array when I was tucked in the car with my travel coffee mug at an hour when I’m still typically sleeping off Friday Night Margarita Mania (that’s not an officially sanctioned event; just something that takes place on our front porch rather regularly on Fridays).
Now, the difficult thing about a town wide sale in “towns” like these….is that they’re not one horse towns by any stretch. They’re HUGE. Red Bank’s sale even came with a complicated road map that I figured – best case scenario – would have taken me (with a car) five or six hours to get through if I went to every house.
Oceanport was first on my drive, and since I really wanted to get to Red Bank I decided to hit just one cul de sac where nearly every house had a sale going. It’s where I wound up making my only purchases of the day, and while they’re not very exciting I took a picture for full blog disclosure. :-)
Nothing special, but at a grand total of $4.60, not too bad.
The globe was $3. I have no idea why I bought this. But today I saw Rhoda “Queen of the Yard Sale” (of Southern Hospitality fame) used one quite nicely on her entertainment center so I’m sure I can find a suitable home for it.
The framed oil seascape was $1, and I thought I would pop it out of the frame to hang au naturale. But there’s something charming about the faux bamboo (but real wood) frame. There’s a good chance this painting may not make the cut but for a buck I figured I’d give it a shot. Could be destined to be the next blog giveaway…
The basket in the top photo was 50 cents, and I’m using it to make a “cocktail hour basket” for a raffle donation.
The win of the day: That box of mismatched red and silver ornaments for…10 cents! A dime! Suddenly my dollar bag from last week’s flea market doesn’t seem so cool any more. The seller had tons more, but I’ve maxed out my holiday ornament needs.
Red Bank, for me, was a bust. It was so spread out, and by the time I wound my way there I think anything good was gone. There were tons of kids’ toys and clothing, neither of which I have a use for. And I seriously started to get a headache from the road map I was trying to follow, so I think I lost focus. I’m curious if my other Jersey Girl commenter Lauren was able to pack her CRV this go ‘round. :-)
I did wind up in a part of Red Bank I’d never been before, and was totally loving the big Victorian houses. I took pictures so I’d have something to show you…
All things considered, a pretty full day cost me less than the price of a fancy latte so I guess it wasn’t a total bust. Did anyone else go on treasure hunts this weekend?