Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Paltry Pickings in East York

I'm ashamed to call myself the Yardsale Snoop these days. I have been trying, don't get me wrong. Apart from the fact that I sleep in a little on Saturdays, I do get out on my bike and have been hitting the street and rummage sales hard. The demographics of my neighbourhood have changed drastically since we bought our house 14  years ago. There aren't so many older people anymore. It's mostly younger people trying to get rid of baby gear. Anyway, I have picked up a few good things in the past few weeks. Here are some of the highlights. 

Duncan discovered this galvanized aluminum windmill. It looks old, but had a Made in China sticker on it. It was bought at the Main Street Street Sale four $5.00. 

 I bought this very old farm saw a few weeks back at the Monarch Park Street Sale. A 30-ish man sold it to me for $10.00. He told me that he lived on a farm once and found this saw in a barn. I love it. 

Believe it or not, but I carried it home on my bike and came close to sawing my leg off. Surgery has come a long way since the Civil War.

 Here's a tin that pretty on the inside and out. 

Here's a photo album and Greek paper clip. 

Always handy in a classroom or at home. 

 The local Anglican church had their parking lot sale yesterday. I always reluctantly go because the prices are always too high. It's one of those sales where people in the community can rent a table for $20 to get rid of their over-priced junk. Believe it or not, the only good things I found were these vintage Christmas stickers. They don't make the lick 'n stick stickers anymore. I got the two packs for .25 - a true East York deal!


  1. I feel your pain - I have spent 75 cents on yard sales in my town this season, I don't know if I'll break a dollar or not!!!

  2. I haven't been to a yard sale or thrift store in several weeks. I keep looking at all the junk piled in my home already and think that I can't add more until I deal with what I's not as much fun as the buying believe me! Hugs, Linda

  3. Wow! Great finds :) I'm a big yard saler too. One site I've started using that I absolutely love is I love it because it maps out a route of local yard sales for me. Just thought I'd pass that along :)


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I'm a slightly off-beat Toronto-area teacher who enjoys writing and photography. I come from a family of collectors and now I'm dragging my own family around to yard sales. It's just a bit of fun. Enjoy the scenes.