Today is the yearly Emmaus Community Yard Sale, which means if you can have a yard sale in our borough for FREE. Normally, Emmaus residents are required to get a $5 yard sale permit from the borough. I have a sneaky suspicsion that many residents hold “illegal” yard sales other days of the year, and in fact, probably don’t know that a permit is required. Anyway, the whole event is incredibly popular, so my mom and I decided to check it out. I left with $30 in my pocket and came back with $6 (and a swollen foot from the ongoing bursitis crisis in my big toe joint [first metatarsal joint]).
Before I tell you about all the great stuff I acquired with my 24 bucks. I want to show you a picture of a cute little girl selling pink lemonade. I bought a giant stuffed elephant from the youngster…and lemonade. Anyway, I told her that I’d put her picture on my blog. Plus, look at how she wrote “lemonade” on her stand…isn’t that precious?
So here’s a rundown of what I bought (and a picture!)::
An artist’s table (needs some cleaning, but otherwise great!):: $5 [not pictured]
A child-sized Radio Flyer wagon:: $3 [not pictured]
A Father’s Day present for Dad:: $2 (Hey, even Dad likes a good bargain!]
A really awesome bird plate:: $3
A Jim Bradenburg print of the Aurora Borealis:: $3
A wicker basket:: 25 cents
Inspirational dice:: 50 cents
Bird paper weight:: 50 cents
Kitsch Rack:: $1
Stuffed Elephant:: $1
Water For Elephants Hardcover Book:: $2
Brand New Little Mermaid Backpack:: 50 cents (Seriously! I’m gonna donate it to one of those places that collect new backpacks for kids when they go back-to-school).
Old Polaroaid camera:: $3
Lemonade:: $1.00 (Actually, my mom bought it!)
Pflatzgard Deviled Egg Plate (new in box):: $5 (my mom bought me that, too!)
Time with Mom:: priceless
I can’t even begin to list what my mom bought–much of it for my stepniece. All-in-all, it was a good day with lots of good deals. Plus, I got to pet a lot of dogs, which always makes me happy. Have a nice weekend, kids!
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IT WAS GREAT FUN, WASN’T IT? TIME WITH YOU IS ALWAYS PRICELESS! WHEN IS THE NEXT YARD SALE?