It was yet another weekend of foodie yard sale hunting. However, as this was a holiday weekend with many people out of town, sales can be slim around here. But they are numerous if you shop where many of those locals are headed for the weekend…”Up North”.
We took advantage of the long weekend to get away to the cabin for the first trip of the season. And as with most holiday weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the sales up north were numerous. I love yard saling around our cottage, since there is quite an eclectic mix of people and homes. Some are summer cabins that have been owned by the same family for years…lots of antiques and vintage items. Some are real year round homes with finds typical of sales down state.
My husband is not a yard sale shopper…except up north, since we are shopping around some old lakeside cabins, he is always on the lookout for old fishing tackle and rods.
No such luck for him in that department, but he did find one deal he was pretty excited about which I will share at the end 😉 In fact each family member found a treasure or two.
As for food finds, I have been on the look out for cast iron skillets. Yea, pre-foodie me, carelessly sold my grandmother’s at my own sale years ago…years before I learned to use my kitchen. I was happy to find one small 6 1/2 inch skillet for $1. I’m not sure what I will do with this little cutie exactly. Maybe you can comment with some awesome ideas for this little skillet.
Next up was a bread maker for $3. This was an excellent find to leave at the cottage so that I can throw together ingredients in the morning, enjoy the day lakeside then return for lunch or dinner to a warm loaf of homemade bread. I have yet to try it out to see if it all works. I did confirm that the mixer blade does spin around. Not sure if the heating element works, but even if not, it was worth the $3 risk. Worst case I can use it to make my dough. I had hopes of trying it out before heading home, but since I lacked a stash of flour or yeast, it will have to wait until the next trip. On that trip, I plan to bring along a stock of all my favorite baking supplies to stock the kitchen for homemade goodness.
That was it for foodie finds. Not too much quantity, but I’m pleased with the quality.
And what was my husband’s exciting purchase?
A huge box full of sports cards. Baseball, football, hockey and more. Circa early 90’s. It included several star rookie cards and at least one complete set of Fleer baseball. All for $15. I collected baseball cards myself in the early 90’s and had not purchased any since…wow, I experienced sticker shock when I went to buy my son’s first pack of baseball cards last year to include in a treat bag for an outing to a MLB game. So, knowing the current price of cards, I thought they were well worth the risk of blindly picking it up without knowing what we would find within, if for nothing else but to give them to our son. He doesn’t care if they are current or past players, at this time, he simply likes the pictures and the teams. So, this was a hit for both father and son. They are excited to dig further into the goods to see what surprises are still hidden within.
Stay tuned as the hunt continues throughout the season for sales. Until next time…