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garage sales are in the air - $3.50 find

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garage sales have started. i have gone to two, but no luck. my daughter went to 5 today and for $3.50 at one of them she scored me some sweet finds. the overstuffed bat had 2 inches in a seem that needs to be resewed. the candlelabra has never even been out of the package. the dress is bright orange. in the picture the orange doesn't show up well. and the hat is like brand new.
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· jester girl
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oh man deadna, you can go back tomorrow and possibly still luck out. that stuff sounds awesome. GOOD LUCK. i have goosebumps for you! hope you get it.
thanks guys for the comments.
tomorrow there are 15 garage sales in mason city. we already printed off the list and the map posted and are planning on hitting them early. i hope we have luck.
ish witch, i hope you go meandering around and have luck.
frankies girl, i know how you feel for the most part. my daughter is always coming home with stuff for me. i find stuff now and then, but she really scores.
 

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i've seen those skeletons, that is a lucky find. and we can never have enough ravens and jack o lanterns. they make the season. nice score beast.
my daughter went out today but out of 15 sales, found nothing halloweeny.
 

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sounds good mrhamilton. just gets your blood flowing hoping for more. got a pic of that canlelabra?
halloweenrocks, that is a tough break. wow, in colorado. hope it's not coming this way. we've been in the 60's this last week. well, at least snow doesn't last in colorado.
 

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to bad about your camera, darn. it does sound really cool. i'm not a cutsy fan, but every once in awhile something stands out and cutsy works. the face in the tree sounds intriguing. even though you bought it for the bulbs, maybe it will grow on you. i've had things do that.
 

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from what my daughter found, i would say spring cleaning. although today she hit 15 sales and not a thing. to bad when people list, they don't mention they have halloween. it would save some time. of course, then we would probably get beat there.
you must have been really down missing out on that stuff.
my daughter gave me 2 manniquin heads she got garage saleing last year for my easter present. they were in a box and i left it in the garage meaning to get them the next day. my husband looked in the box and thought junk so took it to the dumpster. i made him go get them back. they were still okay, but some people just have no sense of halloween at all.
 

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garage sales are where you put stuff to sell out in your garage. sometimes others bring theirs so it is bigger. you advertise in the paper you are having one. we can pull it up on the computer all the sales and then there is a local map. we go house to house hitting their sales. once a year they have city wide garage. that is when most wait to really put out. we also have what we call flea markets. that's where everyone gets together in a large area and are allotted a small space to display their stuff. there use to be a town called devonia. the town is no longer there, but 3 times a year there is still a 2 day devonia flea market. it is huge. they sell eveything and even have an auction. there is also a little hut they make and sell food out of so you can be there the whole day. it costs $2.00 to get in. my two sisters, our kids, spouses, grandkids and i go together every year. there are 2 ladies that come there every year and they bring their home made jellies and pickles and pies. we hit them pretty hard. yum!
 

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i love auctions too freud. even if i don't buy, they are so exciting.
so freud, i was thinking, why do they call it a car boot sale, then i thought, why do they call it a flea market. lol. i don't know if ours are really bigger. but i know you have to go past a lot of junk to get to some good stuff.
dragon, i hope you have good luck.
 
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