Yard Sale Find Of The Century!!!

Decorating By Win Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 12:10am by maude

Win Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:27pm
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My husband and I are Saturday morning yard sale junkies... last week I got a hanging pot rack for $8.00 (still see it in Lowe's for $99.00.) I was thrilled.

THIS WEEK I got a (working) KA Classic with it's entire accessory pack (pasta, juicer, grinder, etc.) for $20.00!!!! I'm still doing my happy dance! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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PatricesPieces Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:40pm
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Congratulations....guess I need to get my butt up and start garage sale hopping!!

bcake1960 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:48pm
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Whoo whooooo!! good for you!!!!! Im doing the happy dance for you!!

Tiffany29 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 3:52pm
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Congrats on your find! I love garage sales. My and my DH went a couple of weeks ago for the whole day found a cute little odds and ends for the house.
We got home and there was an add on craigs list of garage sale left overs in our area. They lady left everything out in her front yard and what didn't get taken she was taking to goodwill. I got the cutest Longaberger snowman purse for free that looks like it's never been used!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:03pm
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So exciting! I love "treasure"! I found a couple magic line pans in perfect condition in my mother's attic that had belonged to my grandmother, it was, like I found a diamond ring or something icon_biggrin.gif

SuzyNoQ Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:05pm
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I love yard sales!!

raquel1 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:14pm
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I soo happy for you it's almost like it happened to me!!!! Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif

Bluehue Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:22pm
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Happy Dance icon_surprised.gif , think i would have done cart wheels around the yard with that great find - lollllllllllll
I love my pasta attachement to my KA - it rolls out my regalice/fondant so thin - its wonderful.

I can see many a happy *caking* moment in the future for you Win...
Congrats thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif


Bluehue

Win Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:31pm
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Thanks everyone! I knew my CC friends would "get" how thrilling a find like that is, and wanted to share the minute I got home.

Tiffany, finding that Longaberger purse is right up there with the KA! Those were expensive when they were introduced...

sberryp Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 4:35pm
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I am happy for you! I have to check out more yard sales.

Tiffany29 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by Win

Thanks everyone! I knew my CC friends would "get" how thrilling a find like that is, and wanted to share the minute I got home.

Tiffany, finding that Longaberger purse is right up there with the KA! Those were expensive when they were introduced...




I looked it up and it's 23.99 now. That's expensive for a purse I'll only use once a year, so that was pretty exciting! Plus I collect snowmen.

Babs1964 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:25pm
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icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif I love finding treasures too, happy for you and maybe a little green with envy! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

makeminepink Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:40pm
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Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic--- congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thatslifeca Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:56pm
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icon_surprised.gif $20.00....omg I'll more then do the happy dance for ya!!!!! I would do cart wheels if I could icon_redface.gif !!!!!!!!

BeanCountingBaker Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 7:43pm
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I love garage sales. I need a T-shirt or bumper sticker that says "I decorate cakes to support my garage sale habit." icon_biggrin.gif

au_decorator_76 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:07pm
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$20?!?! OH my word that IS a fantastic find!!! I love going yardsaling! icon_smile.gif

kitty122000 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:37pm
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Here's what my $20 got me this weekend!

I'm getting ready to set up a display booth and needed some pedestals, I'm very happy with what I got!

DefyGravity Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:40pm
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Daaaaang, you guys sure know where to look! I wish I found good deals like that! icon_smile.gif

cutthecake Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:53pm
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The only things I ever see at garage sales are ugly polyester clothes and broken down useless junk.

pinkpiggie78 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 6:05pm
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I got a broken KA mixer at a church yard sale for $2.50 a few years ago. It said it needed a new motor but when my husband took it apart, it only needed a good cleaning, grease and a new gear. The same day I saw another broken one for $10 and am still mad I didn't pick that one up too!

au_decorator_76 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 6:09pm
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cutthecake. It really does take time and patience. You might hit 5 yardsales and find ONE good buy. Usually worth it too. I think it's fun! I love treasure hunting.

susanscakecreations Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 6:24pm
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Originally Posted by kitty122000

Here's what my $20 got me this weekend!

I'm getting ready to set up a display booth and needed some pedestals, I'm very happy with what I got!




Ok........I'm jealous!!!!!!! Nah, that is SOME find there kitty!!!!!!!!!!!
And win.......FABULOUS find on the KA for $20!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

erincc Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:51pm
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Woah!!! That is a great deal, I sold my 4 1/2 qt. KA with no attachments at our garage sale for $75!!!

DH2008 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:11pm
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Lucky dog!! icon_eek.gif

Win Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by susanscakecreations

Quote:
Originally Posted by kitty122000

Here's what my $20 got me this weekend!

I'm getting ready to set up a display booth and needed some pedestals, I'm very happy with what I got!



Ok........I'm jealous!!!!!!! Nah, that is SOME find there kitty!!!!!!!!!!!
And win.......FABULOUS find on the KA for $20!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif




Awesome pedestals!

I was shopping at Kohl's last week and decided I'd check out how much just the attachments were.... ON SALE each set was 59.95! I got TWO sets of attachments (the pasta/food grinder and the slicers) thrown in with the KA! I also found a set of electric knife blades at the bottom of the box. They just so happened to fit my electric knife, so now I also have spare blades for that. It was a good day, that day.

And, yes, to the person who posted about patience and having to go to more than one sale to find the good stuff. It's been a really hot summer here so yard sales have been few and far between. Hitting two good weekends in a row was a rarity this year!

Happy Hunting, everyone!

mrscunningham Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:41pm
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The first thing I would like to say to you is congratulations, that is one heck of a find!! The second is that until your post, it never even occurred to me to get the pasta attachment for fondant. I am SOOOOOOOOO excited!

maude Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:10am
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My DH loves yard saling. A few weeks ago he came home with an old Fostoria square cake stand from the 50s with a rum well in the center. It is beautiful. The lady that had it had it turned upside down on the table and told him it was a chip and dip bowl. lol
He picked it up for $10. I was so thrilled when he brought it home.

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