Saturday, August 23, 2008

Too sweet a deal

Our large spacious livingroom is no longer empty thanks to a bargain find we came across while garage sale cruising yesterday morning. The activity of choice on Saturday mornings here in Logan is to go garage sale hopping. With over 50 listings in the local paper, we made up our strategy, had the kids up and ready by 8 a.m. and were off.  By 10 a.m. we were waning, having not found anything of real interest so we headed off to the local Gardener's Market in the park. 

Our spirits were lifted after we'd had another coffee and found some sweet deals on local produce, so Robin and I decided we had more energy to continue the hunt for some furniture to fill our empty house. The kids unfortunately were not so obliging. Rosoce's meltdown persuaded us to head for home. 

But just by chance we drove by a yard sale enroute to our place and low and behold, a couch! It was nearing noon and I think the couple running the sale were ready to pack things in so they offered us a deal we couldn't refuse. $25 was the asking price for the couch, and if we took it they'd throw in the accompanying armchair for free. Robin talked them down to $20! 

So we are now the proud owners of a red tartan couch and chair. Isla is thrilled to have been told she can jump to hearts content on this couch. For $20, who could deny her such fun? 

1 comment:

WhatDoIKnow? said...

Great garage sale find! They look comfy too :0)