Yesterday I posted about a garage sale I coordinated for our summer mission trip to Mexico. I don’t get how we do this every year and continue to fill up the same amount of space. It made me want to never buy things so I don’t accumulate so much stuff, yet I created quite the pile of things to take home. A perk of being in charge is that I get to see a lot of the stuff first and set it aside if I want it. However, most of the items I took home I pulled the day of the sale. With so much stuff there were many things I never saw. I also did a final sweep before we packed things up for the thrift store. Here are some of the things I got:
- A pitcher. I don’t know what it was about this pitcher, but I fell in love with it. I think it reminds me of Africa and since Chris has been there several times I thought it would be a good reminder of his trips in our home. And someone was very sweet to purchase this for me so I am very thankful.
- Teal container. I didn’t see this until half way through the sale and wondered why I hadn’t snatched it early. It matches the colors of our apartment so well. Right now it is sitting on the kitchen counter storing tea lights that were overtaking our junk drawer.
- Sorry. Who doesn’t love this game! My family played this all the time growing up and it’s a game I want my kids to play. Plus it has never been opened!
- Bike. This bike reminds me of our time in Fresno. One of the families we were close with are cyclers and had a bike similar to this in their home. So for me it’s a sweet reminder of our time in Fresno (and a reminder that we need to go on a ride! Though the roads here scary me compared to the ones in California).
- Juicer. This was one of the first items to be dropped off at the sale. I talked to the previous owner and she said they only used it once and were donating it because they never used it. I immediately took it from her, set it aside and wrote my name on the box. Chris and I have been wanting to try juicing, but they are so expensive, so I was happy to snag this one for $15.
- Crate. This crate is divided into 8 storage sections. I plan on refinishing it, but I don’t know exactly what I will use it for.
- Mindsets. I borrowed this book from my Fresno family a year ago, but only read 70 pages before we moved and I had to give it back. When we were dropping things off at the thrift store (which I wasn’t originally supposed to be at) I saw it on top of a book box and snatched it fast! I love this book. It talks about having a fixed mindset (which I tend to have) versus a growth mindset (which I want to have). I highly recommend it. You can find it here.
- Two vases (not pictured). I grabbed two glass vases and hope to dress them up a little bit and use them to decorate… whenever we get around to doing more of that.