It was yet another successful week of yard sale finds. I spent about two hours between three sub-wide sales and a stop at one individual sale that was advertised as a “fisherman’s sale”. As I mentioned before, my husband is always looking for fishing finds. This one still left fishing bargains unfound.
As for foodie finds, I picked up several items with a combined new retail value of about $168, for just $15.50.
The first item I picked up was this set of ice cream sandwich molds. They were marked $3 and I went back and forth on whether to get them or not. One hesitation is that they are winter themed. We don’t eat too much ice cream in the winter. But I decided to offer $2 for them, if they accepted the offer, that would be the decision maker. They accepted. Retail marked on box was $16.
I picked up this Alaska Ulu Knife Chopping Bowl Set new in package for $2. It was marked with a clearance sticker of $12.99, the original price beneath was $19.99. I’ve never used one of these. I’m anxious to give it a try.
When you give up soda and most packaged drinks, you end up taking a water bottle just about every time you walk out the door. I’m always looking for more large water bottle for the kids and I both. This one ended up being free. The nice couple who was manning their adult children’t sale, said “Just take it, they would be happy just to let you have it” when I asked how much. 🙂
A comparable bottle retails for $20
I have been kind of shopping around for a lazy susan. I got this one for $2. Retail at IKEA is $8. This was in like new condition.
This item caught my eye immediately because it reminded me of my grandmother. The one I remember best of hers was red plastic, but I’m pretty sure she had one like this too. She always had a full thermos of beverages for any road trip or just a day out and about locally. I had to have this just for sentimental value and to start the same memories for my children. I plan to fill it up for our daily summer outings. Since this is a vintage item, the closest current retail comparison I could find is this for $48. I splurged $5 for mine.
As we prepare to buy our meats in bulk locally, I was happy to pick this up from a box of FREE books. The Complete Book of Meat. It gives detailed information on all cuts of meats, charts from the animals, etc. Since this is a vintage book, likely out of print, I didn’t even include a value for it in my tally.
I happened upon a couple Pampered Chef items towards the end of my journey.
The first was a Cut -N-Seal. I wasn’t sure what it was for used for exactly when I spotted it, so I had to do a google search on the spot. It looked like it would cut biscuits or something, but I did’t understand the “seal” part of it. I discovered you can make sealed pocket sandwiches with it. I see homemade “Uncrustables” PB&J pocket sandwiches for summer outings coming. I paid $0.50. Retail on Pampered Chef is $10.
And finally, a Pampered Chef heart bread tube. This will be cute for the kid’s lunches. Bake and slice for sandwiches. Retail on this one was hard to find since it appears to be a retired item. I chose $15 as an estimated original retail. I paid $1.