Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I Love Me Some Rummage

Ok, I guess this should be secret confession number four. I love rummage sales. Usually at a church, but not necessarily. Some place where blue haired old ladies sort and price items with skewed logic. You know, a bundle of half used spiral notebooks for four dollars and Muppet Show Colorforms in their original box are ten cents. An ancient Avon perfume bottle shaped like an owl is fourteen dollars, but books are ten cents for paperbacks, twenty five for hard cover.

I was at one of these last weekend. Unfortunately I wasn't a doorbuster. It started at seven and I was there at seven thirty. So in my mind, since I didn't find much, all the good rummage was taken before I got there. Damn those other doorbusters!

Still, I rubbed my hands together with gleeful anticipation and asked the retired guy at the door handing out paper bags where he kept the rummage. He passed me a grocery bag, and informed me I could fill it with clothes for a dollar.

If that statement doesn't get a rummage junky's heart racing, I don't know what will. Crazy, subjective pricing. Ahh, gotta love it.

So I found a few books, and a Fisher Price Woodsey the Squirrel log house with Uncle Fletcher squirrel inside. That was the extent of my purchased rummage. Five books for a dollar and an eighties toy for fifty cents. But the thrill of the rummage hunt?

Priceless.

4 comments:

Haleine said...

I had one of those Woodsey the Squirrel logs when I was a kid. Man, I loved that thing. I'd completely forgotten about it until I read this blog.

The last time I went rummage sale-ing, I came home with a FP castle, complete with battalion of little knights. Two dollars for the whole set. My significant other was thrilled.

Ava Quinn said...

My hands are sweaty just thinking about a FP castle with a plethora of knights! I have to say I would probably have peed my lucky rummage sale shorts had I found that score.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have one of the FB castle in the crawlspace, packed away with the FP pirate ship. They belong to my boys who are in their twenties now. Their kids will be thrilled with them someday.

Ava Quinn said...

Yes they will. It's nice of you to save them for you future grand kids. My parents auctioned off all my old toys, so now I must rummage up replicas.

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