Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At least at Yard Sales

Just when I was beginning to think I was never going to find anything good at a yard sale or flea market again, a beautiful day in coastal North Carolina proves me wrong.  It's going to be in the high 80's today here at Holden Beach - not a day you would be thinking about Christmas.  It's hard to think of the jolly old man in a red suit in a heat wave in October, but today I lucked up on a community yard sale and everyone had Christmas "junk" they were selling - at least that's what one woman called it - and you know the old saying, one woman's junk is.....  Well it did turn out to be a treasure to me.

I couldn't believe it when I saw this Dept 56 village store with a $4 price tag on it.  I didn't even try to dicker - which is so unlike me!  I looked it up on Ebay and one just sold for $116.  Love bargains like that.

 At the next stop I found this Mr. Christmas Carousel.  It was marked $10 and I asked her if she would take $8.  This is the one who said "I need to get all this Christmas junk out of here".  Well, she did have some junk, but not this.  I always buy Mr. Christmas things - they're made well and they hold their value.  One like this just sold for $99 on Ebay.

I will probably keep the village piece for my own collection, but I'll definitely be selling Mr. Christmas.  He will help feed the coffers for my flea market addition for awhile.   I found a few other bargain finds, but these two were my favorites.

This is the time of the year I love to yard sale.  The air is crisp and clear and people are starting to pull things out of their attics - it's been too hot in the Carolina attics during the summer months.   I've been so slack in my blogging, but  the book I'm writing has made some serious headway.  I thought I was finished with it, but I keep going back and deleting and adding.  The changes are all for the better though - I'm hoping to have it published by Christmas!!!  It's Christian Women's fiction - and when you're writing for fellow Christians or even non-believers, you need to get it right!   I need all the prayers you can send my way!

Happy junkin' everyone!