I went to a church rummage sale today and all I got was this
t-shirt set of badminton rackets and a box of Shiny Brites.
I’ve always pronounced it bad-mitten. Like a fuzzy hand covering that steals your lunch money.
But, really. This sale had so much potential.
Any time you throw together donated items and little old women running the show, there’s bound to be a good amount of vintage stuff and at good prices.
But when I arrived at the sale five minutes before they were to open, to get in line so I could be one of the first people to rush inside the doors, there were already people coming out with their goods!
Who the heck opens a church sale, Oh, I don’t know, BEFORE starting time.
Are there laws about this sort of stuff? Rummage rules? Yard sale etiquette? Do I need to call the thrifting police?
OK, enough bitching about the little old ladies
As soon as I saw the rackets, I thought of using them for some sort of outdoor summer decor to be named later.
Sidenote: Yes, the grass is much higher in some spots than others because a) dog poop is a fertilizer (and we have two dogs) and b) it won’t quit raining long enough for us to mow it (and pick up huge amounts of previously mentioned dog poop).
Loved that they had the wooden racket stretcher thingies attached to them.
Heck, I might even take them off the rackets and make something else out of them.
The only other thing I saw that grabbed my attention was this box of semi-vintage Shiny Brites.
I’m going to guess they are from the 70’s.
I never leave Shiny Brites at a sale unless they are way over-priced or broken. Never, ever, ever.
There’s just way too many uses for them at Christmastime.
BTW, normally when I’m shopping a church sale I end up leaving a little extra for the cause. But not today.
Don’t mess with a thrifter.
OK, I’m pretty sure I’ll go back tomorrow to see if they have any late donations coming in and I’ll leave a little extra then 24 hours is my limit on holding a grudge.
So, have the sales started firing up in your area yet? Any good church stories to tell me? Besides Noah and the ark and that sort of stuff.
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