Someone else’s “trash”

23 Jan

Have you seen the bumper sticker, Caution: Makes Sudden Stops at Yard Sales ? I resemble that remark. I love a sunny Saturday morning yard sale spree. It kills me when I am rushing to a weekend appointment passing yard sales to the left and right of me. Sometimes, knowing I’ll be just a wee bit later, I’ll pull over, quickly scanning for something fabulous. I’m just drawn to the fact that someone else’s “trash” could be a real treasure-at affordable prices.

Take for example the handbag above. I spotted it at a yard sale a few months back. I was immediately attracted to its simplicity, classic two-tone and gorgeous alligator texture. It was in mint condition inside and out, contained its original coin purse, hang tag and the brand, Palizzio. It looked and smelled like a vintage bag but I  know nothing about them and honestly could have cared less if it was vintage or not, drawn to its style and at a price tag of $3.00, I had to have it.

When I arrived home I did some research on the net and discovered that the bag was in fact a vintage 1960’s handbag made from real alligator skin and worth somewhere in the range of $80.00  So, please, please don’t be afraid to stop and shop at your local yard sales. Yes’ it’s true, some sales have nothing but “trash” but the first time you find a real treasure, you’ll be hooked.

“Any Palizzio is better than no Palizzio.” ad campaign, 1967

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5 Responses to “Someone else’s “trash””

  1. 777bandman February 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    I need to get into the purse market at the g sales!

    • Paula Parisotto February 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      And I just bought another for $10 bucks! From the looks of your blog, you and I could have some fun finding g-sale deals and sweet steals.

  2. Paula Parisotto January 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Yes you do! I could write blog posts on A-MAZ-ING yard sale finds alone.

  3. Kerri January 23, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Wow! I never go to yard sales. I guess I need to start!


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