Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm a snob.

But the good kind.

Like I snub my nose at poorly made jewelry.
snob.

I am a perfectionist when it comes to my photography.
snob.

I only eat dark chocolate, preferably a good brand.
snob.

I pay a stupid amount of money for expensive hair cuts.
snob.

But ... and it's a big one -
I love a good bargain. I love to save money. I say I'm frugal, but I may have been referred to as "cheap" once or twice in my life.

So I love this sale.
I get to be the "Official Photographer" for the sale. (inside joke. And I really need a badge for that. Oh! I could stamp a necklace that says it!!)


The owners are fellow snobs. In the best way, of course.
Because they don't let "bad" items into the sale.
You know if you buy something that it's going to be cute, stain and hole free, no pills, less than 5 years old (no 80's puff paint sweatshirts), and usually a good brand.



They rent a building space on main street twice a year and hold the sale.
In the Spring, only Spring/Summer items are sold.
In the Fall, Fall/Winter.

And women come in droves. Boy do women like a good deal!
You should see the mountain of items they carry to the register.


Some are even known to bring their kids in their pajamas, just to get the deals.
Poor sleepless kids. At least they'll be well dressed for the rest of winter.


Toys, shoes, books, cribs, strollers, you name it.


And it's running for the next three days. So if you're in our town, strolling down Main Street, look for the window that has the adorable display and go shop!
Embrace your inner snob!


Disclaimer: I'm really not a snob. Unless someone's mean to me.
Or gives me cheap waxy milk chocolate. Then I am.

15 comments:

Erica said...

we do that here! actually there are several and i LOVE them. i have a blog about all my deals i found scheduled to post after i finish my vacation posts. how funny!

and i am a snob too. you and i are both dark chocolate snobs (we know that). i am also a font snob and a self proclaimed pickle snob. yep, i said it. i only use claussen from the refrigerated section. ha!

Ruth said...

this looks amazing. do you get them with adult clothes too??

and speaking of amazing, my necklace arrived yesterday and i luurrrrrve it - thank you!! and thank you so much for the extras, you are too sweet. and super talented :)

Kasey said...

you are a snob;-)
xo
but i love ya anyways...
and who doesn't love a good expensive haircut...

jacjewelry said...

Looks like we're similarly snobbish.. and I too love to save money!

Mary said...

that just looks like so much fun! and it's the ultimate recycling which i love, because i'm a recycling snob ;-)

rentz said...

Heading there tonight. This is the first time in 2 years that I haven't sold anything. So I didn't get in on the pre-sale shopping. Very sad about that. : (

Hope you left me some good clothes!

Bridget said...

I'm a snob (in a good way) too ♥

Farmgirl Paints said...

We have stores like that here and I used to go to them all the time when the girls were little. It's harder when they get bigger the clothes don't wear as well. That's good snobbery:) I spend a fortune on my hair too. It's my one vice! We gotta look good.

Wendy said...

I would LOVE to go to that! And I love a good bargain! Of course, buying a plane ticket to come out to Kansas to hit the sale would probably be defeating the purpose...

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

IMA SNOB....

Don't give me cheap chocolate either! YUCK

Or

Generic mayo

OR
DIET COKE (or Pepsi or DR. PEPPER)

ooooh and I absolutely hate those CHEAP crayons (Ya know, the ones that are mainly wax?)

I am sure there are a few other things too.

LOVE sales though!

Sara said...

snobby is great.
i still think one of the seven dwarfs should've been snobby.

i am an expiration date snob. even the evening BEFORE the date makes me nervous.

i am a ranch dressing snob. some brands just don't cut it.

in my classroom, I am a crayon snob. nothing but crayola. those "others" (Rose Art) stink.

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL, I'm a snob, too. ;)

Sew Gracious said...

We have a local kids re-sell sale twice a year here. I like being able to get a fairly good price nice things that have been outgrown.

On the haircut . . . I guess I'm a snob too, but hey . . I like my hair! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm curious- where do snobs like you go to get your hair cut? I'd like to find one I really, really can't do without.
I'm a total Ranch snob- Old Chicago has the BEST. I put Ranch on everything.
~Jody

alyssa said...

not snobby at all!!! those are must haves!!! except for mnm's. just give them another try :)