Wednesday, July 6, 2011

thrifted camping chair for the kiddos!

Sometime last winter, I went to a church rummage sale that was down the street from my house.  I usually don't find a lot at rummage sales but I really wanted to get out of the house and I love looking.  It must be the thrill of the hunt or something.  I was almost at the end of the sale and about to leave when I saw some little school chairs they had by the wall.  I made a bee line for the chairs but decided I didn't want them.  I don't just buy things because they are a good deal.  I buy them because we can or might be able to use them.  I am a bad thrifter like that and have kicked myself more than once for choosing not to buy something, only to need it months later and have to buy it new.  Next to the little chairs was a tall dark blue canvas bag with a $2 sticker on it.  I thought it might be one of those foldable camping chairs, so I pulled it out to check out the condition.  I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be this:

It was a camping chair alright, except there were two little toddler ones together.  Perfect for Malachi and Alyssa, and in great condition (they do need a good scrubbing though!).  And for $2, what a deal!  One of the guys working the sale said he had no idea what it was.  I am thinking he didn't take it out to check.  We are going camping next week with my brother and sis-in-law and will definitely be taking this with us!

Sweet Serendipity


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