Time for the May roundup of my No New Stuff Year.
I am thrilled to report I purchased only 2 items new for the entire month of May:
-1 Tomato cage yesterday ($2.19)
-2 copper elbow joints for a mini trellis I made ($1-Yes Michael I realize you probably DO have these in your basement)
$3.19! That's it! And those really count as garden items and I will use those year after year! Aside from that I didn't buy ANYTHING NEW!!!
Now, that isn't to say I didn't buy anything. I did buy A LOT of plants for the garden. A lot!
And now that the garage sale season is in full swing, I have been having fun and spending (a little) money on second hand items. Items of note:
2 yogurt makers for $1.50 each
1 Enamel Covered Cast Iron Casserole. $1 (We've decided not to use Teflon coated pans and love enamel covered cast iron (Al la Le Creuset). This was a find!
A new set of pottery barn towels for $1.60 at an estate sale (truthfully people at an estate sale are not looking for towels so that is why they were so cheap)
2 Big bedroom mirrors with with wonderful frames. One $4 and one was $5
It's important to note (for me anyway!) that you can get carried away with garage sale items. I did not decide not to buy new items for financial reasons alone so I need to remind myself that more stuff is not always a great deal even if it is cheap!