Saturday, March 26, 2011

First haul of the season

One of the local churches in the area had their annual Children and Babies Sale today (don't worry, no actual children or babies were for sale). It's sort of the unofficial start to tag sale season here. And even though the temps were just slightly above freezing, we headed out to check out the scene.

I think there was less there this year than year's prior, but we still did okay. Ish is into pretend play lately so I thought he'd love this little house to put his figures/dinosaurs/soldiers/whatever in. It was just a quarter, so I took my chances!
Plus, it folds up nice and small so that's a bonus.
These Melissa & Doug dinosaur magnets were only $2. We have a double-sided easel with a magnetic side that these will work great with.
This is a Melissa & Doug Pizza Party set (I tried to upload this pic 3 times but it still comes in vertical, no idea why!). It was only $4! This set retails for $22 at our local craft store.
I also picked up a few books that I thought Ish would like. The Diego book is also a pretend camera. The Noah's Ark book has pull out puzzle pieces. And Elmo, well, he's just Elmo and that's all Ish cares about!
I also found a brand-new-in-the-box Little Einsteins pirate set for $4. Ish loves Jake & The Neverland Pirates lately so I figured these would be a hit.
And just like I thought - the little house was a hit! He even insisted on taking it up to bed for nap time.
I have a feeling I'll be out of commission for a few prime weeks of tag sale season this year so I'm glad I was able to get out today.


jmerenberg said...

Awesome scores! Love the melissa & doug stuff :)

Cole said...

Great stuff! Mommy never has much luck at tag sales :(

Mrs E said...

ooh great find!

I'd love to find a children and baby sale like that over here

Kerry McCullough said...

Fun stuff! I am a huge fan of Melissa & Dough. All that new stuff should keep him entertained for a good week or so ;)

Don't you love how quickly they move on to the next thing?

Jennifer said...

You struck gold!! What awesome finds. I love that little house...and for a quarter :) The pizza puzzle is really cute too. I am going to have to be on the lookout for some sales around here :) Glad Ish is happy with this new toys :)

Tasha said...

Jordan would LOVE those little Einstein toys!! It is his favorite show! lol