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Estate Sale Scores

I hit up a couple estate sales this weekend and did pretty well on a small budget.

I was super excited to find this sander for $5–on half price Sunday. It was made in the USA on top of that!  Funny how Andrew and I had just priced new sanders at Home Depot on Saturday and I was figuring I’d have to spend $70-$80. Patience is a virtue.


I have always had this crazy idea that the talent of the previous owner comes along with the tool, or baking dish or sewing machine that I purchase at an estate sale. When I use each item I often take a moment to silently thank them for “allowing” me to be the new owner.

At the same sale, I picked up some old wood spools. The thread is old and dirty, but a sharp knife from Andrew made quick work of emptying them.  I spread the thread on the side of the yard–I heard the birds like yarn and thread for their nests. We’ll have some fancy nests in our neighborhood this spring 🙂

Spools 1


A little cleaning and look how great they look: