Over the weekend my friend, Karen, and I visited a couple of yard sales. They were both pretty big, one for our local Lions Club and one a community tag sale on a large farm field. I bought things at the first but only gave a passing glance at the second sale.
This brought to mind all the things you see at yard / tag sales. I always look for seasonal items, in good shape, glassware, picture frames, linens. This time I found some baskets, a ceramic lamp that I’ll refinish and a book of snowflake patterns. Sometimes you see something bizarre – like a fur stole with the critter’s little feet dangling. Really – at our last church tag sale. Sometimes you find the unbelievable or the brand new making you wonder how the owner could part with it. The cute pumpkin train in the picture was a find one year.
So, if you’d like to give me a shout this week with a word or two about something you picked up at a yard sale, I’ll enter your name into a drawing for my “autumn box”. I’m famous for these - ask my family in California where there's no autumn to speak of. A word or a sentence will do. Or more if you’re feeling the need. If you’ve never been to or bought anything at a tag sale – uh – I don’t even know what to say, but you might. So you can enter, too.
What’s in my box? Your choice of one of my books (if you’ve read them all, remember – gift giving season is coming up), chocolate, pumpkin spice tea, and a few other delightful surprises.
Contest winner's name will be drawn from a bag by Sierra, who's four, and announced on Wednesday, September 30. Then I’ll need to contact you for your address.
PS: I’ll count posts on my Facebook page, too, if you encounter trouble here.