Groceries, bamboo, and rain

Posted by Jenny in Junk In My Trunk, Sale Tales | 4 Comments

Last week was beautiful and sunny. Friday was gorgeous! And then Saturday? Rain. Half the sales on the list I’d put together weren’t even happening. The ones that were crazy enough not to cancel pretty much looked like this.

Sad rainy sale

We did find a few items at the sale shown above — Meghan was very excited to find some vintage tupperware lunch containers, and Karl snagged a $5 turntable. It could still turn out to be an okay day, right? But the few sales we found were mostly grim.

Homemade cassettes

Everyone picked up a couple of things, but it was pretty much a bust. The only really notable thing about this day was hitting a couple of sales in unusual places. One was just listed as an indoor yard sale, and the address was a house on a residential street, but it was actually a bamboo shop.


Their yard sale stuff was pretty unremarkable, but Meghan got fascinated by a shelf of what turned out to be algae balls. I guess you keep them in water near sunlight and they grow bigger (then you can break off pieces to form new algae balls later). She purchased one and when she asked what she should name it, Karl immediately busted out with the perfect name: Yoshi. Here he is in his new home.


Next was a sale listed as being held on the upstairs of a grocery store. We were baffled when we drove up and the place only had one level. But there was a sign out front about the sale, so we ventured in.

Yard sale in grocery store

It was in the main store, up on a slightly raised area in the back. There were a couple tables with yard sale items right next to the regular groceries. We were the only shoppers there and it was a pretty strange vibe.

Groceries... and random items

We didn’t find anything here — well, Meghan did pick up an instant oatmeal cup from the grocery section.

A couple more duds and we were ready to call it a day and get breakfast.

Junk In My Trunk 6-18-11

4 Responses to Groceries, bamboo, and rain

  1. Sue says:

    I am sooooo glad you chronicle this instead of me. Seattle has the weirdest sales I’ve ever heard of. Or is it just you two? XOX

  2. Linda H. says:

    I wonder if anyone else purchased an algae ball?

  3. Mattie says:

    Are those decorating magazines behind the cup ‘o oatmeal? I love decorating magazines.

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