I bought a desk last week at a garage sale. I had wanted to buy a desk but after looking around at what is available in stores for a couple hundred dollars, I decided I didn't need one. They are all junk until you get in to the thousand dollar range! No need to spend good money on something that wouldn't last... and I'd hate it.
So... last Saturday one of my neighbors was having a garage sale. In the garage was an old solid oak actual teacher's desk. I wish it could talk. I can imagine the stories it could tell.
It was marked $75 so I went upstairs to where the people were and asked them if they'd take any less. I told her that I thought I only had about
$30 with me, but I could go to the bank and get more. I was willing to spend the $75 because I was already in love with it but I really would have to go to the bank to get money which I really did not want to do.
She said that she'd take $40 and I said... SOLD! I told her that I'd go through my purse to see how much I had. I had two twenties and a bunch of ones. I thought I only had one $20 because I forgot about my "hidden" twenty. I gave her the $40 and she said... take some olives. OLIVES???? I absolutely love olives! She said they had cases and cases of them and I should take some. I looked at them and told her.. I want to BUY all of them.
They were Libby's Ripe Green Olives, my favorite olive in the world. I haven't been able to find them here in many years. I gave her $5 for about 12 or 15 cases of them. A case was 6 cans. I didn't count them because I was so excited.
They were selling off all of her mother's stuff. She had passed away. She also loved those olives and had contacted Libby's. She had to buy them in quantity. I hope she knows that they're being enjoyed.
I also got 10 packages of Cincinnati Chili Fixings. This woman liked her food. She also bought it over the internet because the ordering form was still in the package. She spent a lot of money on her food cravings because I checked it out on line at www.cincy2u.com.
I can now have my Skyline Chili in California!
She also gave me all the Post-it Notes, staples and a stapler that was inside of the desk.
You can find desks just like mine online for anywhere between $40 and
$150 but this one was right here and didn't need to be shipped.
I love my new desk!
What cool things have you found at garage sales?
Here is a picture of one just like mine taken from the internet: