About a week ago, I was sitting at a stop sign in my car and saw a handmade sign next to me reading "BARN SALE! NEXT SATURDAY!"
I had no idea what a barn sale was, but I soon found out it exactly is what it sounds like: it's a barn full of used stuff for sale. And it was bargain central, I discovered.
Above is a collection of wonderful country style chairs for around $5-$15 a piece. Someone should've bought the whole mismatched (but similar) set and used it for a kitchen set!
I found a collection of vintage garden books for $1 a piece. I snatched up a bunch, including field guides to trees and shrubs. I love the green book on the left; the pattern is really pretty and could be a nice pattern for a bedding set. Hmmm…
And bargain central! $1 for a vintage crock…$75 cents for an old bronze box…and just $1 for a set of vintage strawberry wooden baskets. I have a use for all of these in my house.
And here's the crock with the crown emblem on front. It's all chipped and faded…but that's why I love it even more. $1!!
And speaking of low prices, when it comes to ridiculously low prices at these barn sales, I don't bargain down. The only time I really negotiate is when it's something priced above $10. But how silly would it be to say "I'll give you eighty cents instead of one dollar?"