As soon as summer rolls around, I instantly think garage sales. I’m not sure if it’s a normal thing for all of you reading it, but I’ve been going [and having them myself] every summer since I can remember. I love that my mom always instilled in me that shopping secondhand is nothing to be ashamed of, which is partly what inspires my to blog.
Anyways, I’ve been at a few garage sales throughout the month, but this one was the mother-load. I had been working all day and my mom and grandma called saying that I needed to check this sale out. So I jumped in the car, we headed over to the sale, and she was completely right.
While the woman had tons of outdoor decorations and other knick-knacks, the highlight was all of the jewelry. The woman had tons of real and costume jewelry all spread out onto a long, locked-up case and bundled bags to choose from. I’m talking hundreds of pieces all for incredible prices.
My grandma was nice enough to buy me a grab-bag of earrings from the sale. The bag was $10 and for 8 pairs of earrings, which is a heck of a deal if you ask me. There’s something so exciting about getting a whole bag filled with goodies and going home to sort them all out. It’s like a mini treasure hunt!
I ended up keeping six pairs of the earring and giving the other two pairs to my cousin. I’ve really been trying to up my earring game lately, so I was really excited to get tons of quirky pairs to try out. These triple circle ones are my favorite. They’re actually the ones that caught my eye in the grab bag, when I was going through the pile.
I don’t like to brag around here, but this ring is one that I will toot my own horn on. This might just be my most favorite garage sale find ever. When I said that the woman had a ton of incredible jewelry, I wasn’t kidding. This ring is so unique. The band is made of branches, there’s leaves attaching the gem, and the stone is cut naturally. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
These lightbulb-looking earrings were also another major highlight — pun intended — of the garage sale. They’re vintage-looking and somewhat steampunk. I love that these aren’t the typical jewelry that you could find during ever fast-fashion brand. Although I don’t know for sure, I’m willing to bet that these were handmade.
All in all, I’d say that this garage sale was a total winner. It might just be the best one of the summer. Not only did I get to stock up on tons of fun jewelry, but I also got a really adorable wine-holding picnic basket. I’m hoping to do a post about it very soon!
Which pair of earrings do you guys like the best? I’d love to hear about any garage sale finds that you’ve gotten recently too. Let me know all about it in the comment section!