A few weekends ago our little town of South Orange had a city wide "garage sale". There was nothing specific I was on the hunt for, but I love going to garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets, etc. We only ended up going to a handful of homes but that's because I hit my spending limit early on.
Here are a few of our finds.
Cute Melissa & Doug abacus. Not really sure if I'll put this in Charlie's room for a more decorative piece or leave it out in the playroom for the time being.
A huge group of Dr. Seuss books. They were $1 each and this isn't even everything we picked up, Bea has several in her room.
Melissa & Doug ice cream set. Bea wasn't even that into this when we were at the sale but I thought she might be soon. It's an understatement to say that she plays with this multiple times a day.
Box of Mr., Mrs., and kiddo potato heads plus TONS of parts.
Two vintage Sesame Street books. I love these!
And finally the "catch of the day".....
A Thomas the Train figure 8 train set and a basketful of trains as well as additional tracks, a train wash, a crane, and risers.
I had been considering a train set for Bea but wasn't really sure where to begin. Then we came across all of this for, get ready, $40. I knew this was a deal, but wasn't sure how much of one until last week when we were in Toys R Us and I saw that just one of these trains could run anywhere from $16-22. I'm not even exaggerating when I say we easily have 30 of them. The only thing we don't have is a bridge for the figure 8 set. That's what eBay is for, right?
I think we ended up spending around $70 for all of this. All in all, a great garage sale day!