Sunday, August 12, 2018

Niu Valley Community Garage Sale

Yesterday was the Niu Valley Community Garage Sale. 18 homes participated this year. I look forward to this event every summer.  I usually go first thing at 8:00 in the morning before it gets too hot. The weather was especially nice yesterday.

I only found a few knick knacks and ended up spending just $5.25 in total, but it was great exercise and fun to boot. 

This Croods DVD was $1.00. I already have the movie, but . . . you know . . . you can never have enough of The Croods. It's one of my favorites. 

I loooooove this Swarovski crystal cigarette case. The gal I bought it from said that she decorated it herself. It was $1.

I'm gonna turn it into a watercolor palette. 

I got this case from the same gal. It was also $1. 

I'm thinking of making a miniature palette with it, but it's pretty tiny so I need to figure out what to use for pans. 

This book was 25 cents. I like the simple drawings in it so I plan to use it for reference when I draw cartoons. 

This eyeglass case was $1. I think the fabric is so pretty. Maybe I can use it as a gift box for a present.

I used to use a lot of these back in the day when I did photo shoots. I rarely do shoots now, but this half spool was only 50 cents so I couldn't resist.

This ball-jointed doll was only $1. She doesn't bend at the waist or ankles but is otherwise very posable. Hopefully, it'll help me with drawing figures.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great finds. I like the color and design of the eyeglass case.


Anonymous said...

j: score! Can't believe someone made an actual cig case in this day and age. Wow, relic.Esp solid cases cuz they are heavier than plastic which I prefer and use. I love any and all Japanese fabric except I don't sew either. You're such a bargain finder! -N

Susan said...

You are very resourceful! Everything you bought has a purpose and use!

Kay said...

You are a true artist and finder of fun treasures.

jalna said...

Izsmom, so pretty yah, the eyeglass case.

N!! Me too on the cigarette case! It's so perfect for me to use as a palette!

Susan, I just love bargain hunting!

Thanks Kay!

K and S said...

nice finds!

jalna said...

Thanks Kat.

Leslie's pics said...

you can find the strangest things at these sales...that girl is kinda creepy looking :-O

jalna said...

For real yah, Les!