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August 15, 2010

National Garage Sale Day? Who Knew!

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 AM
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Sorry- no pictures today. I have been out the past couple days thrifting, visiting other people’s yards and garages and barns and sheds and a few churchs.  Besides interesting plunder and some great books I was treated to good conversation and a wonderful bakery that brought back childhood memories.  Nope, no pictures of that either, it was yummy and gone fast.

How did I find out there was a National Garage Sale Day?
Thank you Ms. Selena  from  Apron Thrift Girl   who holds a fun Monday Meme  Thrift Share that I would love for all of you to join.  Don’t wait until Monday, please hop over to ATG now and read her post about National  Garage Sale Day.  She has a delightful and practical  gift for you there.

I promise there will be pictures after I finish unloading the van and sorting out my treasure.  Prepare to be amazed  (at what I will drag home.)

I am linking this post up to Frugalicious Friday  at Finding Fabulous where she has a post with details on another thrifty source – senior living centers.
Please go read it yourself.

 Since this post is short I have room to send a shout out to all my classmates from high school.  I did visit with some of you at the pre reunion bar thing Friday night.  Still trying to get my hearing and voice back.

And to all my readers, if you have a favorite recipe from your childhood and want to send me a link, maybe with a brief story of your memories, I’d love to read it.

How do you find garage sales?
A few ways are local newspapers, on paper or online,   services such as CraigsList  or Garage Sale Finder  or local Saturday morning radio programs.

Anouncement:  There is a party going on at Under the Table and a prize for linking up to her Sunday Showcase so go add your project.

Happpy To Design  offers you a chance to repost one of your favorite posts on Sunday, and since I am reblogging ATG’s information, this is sort of a repost.

Kuzak’s Closet  has a contest for you  and an opportunity to share favorite things in your life.

I heart naptime  has a contest for you today as well.  Link up your project or just visit and see great things made by others and become inspired.

Linking this post up to Market Yourself at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality (note- only 1 more month to join in this season)
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm 
Twice Owned at House of Grace 
Toot Your Horn at A Silly Little Sparrow 
WordFULL Wednesday at 7 Clown Circus 
Penny Pinching at The Thrifty Home   and a reminder of her Refinished Furniture link party   that you can still join and share.
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts   – also look at the great projects she recently share for her Back 2 School party.
Another Back to School Bash was held at Lizard & Ladybug  and presently she has an event planning type party. Go read for details.
And I am going to SPOTLIGHT myself at It’s So Very Cheri 

Because going through other people’s stuff is a favorite past time of mine I am linking up to Favorite Things Saturday.



  1. Woof! Woof! Thanks for the info. My family wanted to do a garage sale for a long time … Just want to say Golden Thanks for your birthday wishes. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Comment by Sugar — August 15, 2010 @ 9:39 PM

  2. Thanks for visit my blog and lovely comments. Your blog is wonderful:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

    Comment by Biljana Pantelic Adzaga — August 16, 2010 @ 12:19 PM

  3. Good suggestions for how to find yard sales. I had not thought of looking on Craigslist. That list is fantastic isn’t it?

    Comment by Levonne — August 16, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

  4. Hello…

    Wow…I didn’t even know there was a “National Garage Sale” day! How awesome! I do love garage/yard salen!!! So happy to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! I hope that you’ll join us again…hmmm, and maybe share some of those great treasure finds that you came home with! Hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

    Comment by Chari — August 16, 2010 @ 2:45 PM

  5. Can’t wait to see the pictures of your goodies! :o)

    Comment by Leah — August 16, 2010 @ 5:58 PM

  6. Looking forward to seeing your finds. 🙂

    Comment by Monica — August 17, 2010 @ 1:49 AM

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  8. New to me Dogmom. But a great idea. Love those garage sales. Looking forward to your pics and thrifty buys.
    Hugs, Jeanne

    Comment by jeanne — August 17, 2010 @ 6:13 PM

  9. I need to get out to more sales, people are giving so much good stuff away these days! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday and always commenting on my posts, I really appreciate it.

    Comment by Amanda Kuzak — August 20, 2010 @ 11:43 PM

  10. I had no idea there was a National Garage Sale Day! Does Hallmark make cards for the occasion? Great ideas for finding garage sales. Can’t wait to see what you found. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

    Comment by laurie — August 22, 2010 @ 2:29 PM

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