As much as I enjoy a stroll through a thrift shop and salivate at the opportunity to prowl through other people’s garages for cast offs, my main thrill comes from Church and fundraising charity sales. The 2011 season locally did not disappoint with opening weekend.
I was able to hit 3 of the 4 charity sales Saturday morning. (The 4th was the smallest sale and charged admission.)
The first sale, and I have to declare it the best, was held in a school gymnasium for a church that does not have its own building.
They were the friendliest people and had the best prices. They would carry purchases around for you or stand guard over a box (or mounting pile) of treasures. Their idea was price it right to make people buy, generate income, help people out, and not have much to clean up after the sale.
All remains were being donated to another charity.
It is an outdoor educational area where people of all ages can come to enjoy nature, read,
or act out their favorite stories.
Other educational activities also take place there. (FREE)
Funds are being raised to create a garden “ruins” based on the book The Secret Garden.
Since I had gone to the other sale first this sale was more picked over when I arrived but there were still treasures to be found. The prices were a bit higher but still reasonable.
The third sale I made it to was for a church school trying to raise funds for playground equipment.
I do not want to be critical but they could have been more reasonable with their pricing.
I spent less than a dollar there and easily could have walked out empty handed.
Sure you are saying, all good causes. Show us the goods!
I apologize that all photos are straight out of camera and general in nature. Here are a few views of the van before I unpacked.
Tall, padded comfy, and they swivel!
I am sure this is not the original upholstery and no one will be offended if I recover them, but for the moment I am very happy with this purchase.
Do you think it came from the same donor as this great rolling cart?
This was a dollar full price
but I did not want to wait and risk anyone else seeing its potential.
Please do not be like “someone” who said “what do you want that for???”
I am always inspired by your great Before & After projects. How could I not?
The rest of what is in the van will be shown in the next post or three.
Sunday the weather changed
so today I will again be picking up debris from the yard.