If any of you guys are around the OC area you have to know about Ladera Ranch's annual community garage sale. I swear to you, people rent trucks and come from all over. Streets were jam packed by 7:00 AM. I never knew it was this big of a deal, I must have slept in the last few years and missed all the choas but this year I was ready and returned victorious. I left my house at 6:00 AM and by 8:00 all my money was spent and I was driving down the street going 5 mph with a bed tied to the top of my husband's Prius tied down with decorative tassels. Not rope or twine. It was a sight to see.
|Streets looked like this.|
|House after house looked like this.|
Since we bought our house I knew I wanted some sort of fire feature. I literally waited for the garage sale before I bought anything because I knew something would be there. The original plan was that I would buy some black and funky chiminea and somehow paint it a fun color to detract from the fact that there would be some weird sun or dancing man design on it. Low and behold by 7:00 I found this beauty. With the perfect design. For $20.
|These babies were $5 for both and are enabling my flower problem.|
BUT THE REAL TREASURE?!
Are you a garage sale queen? What are community garage sales like in your area?