Note to newbies: Go as soon as possible, and go at lunchtime if you are going on a weekend, or mid-morning if you attend during a weekday. Bring water to drink (they have some for sale if you forget) and wear comfortable shoes and clothes--it gets really hot in that tent!
I got quite a bit at this year's sale:
I am proud to say I can justify ALL of my baking purchases, even my new tart/quiche pan. While I've never made a tart, I'm pretty sure it was because I didn't have the proper pan. And now that I do, I see a lot of tarts in my future! Tarts galore! I am especially thrilled with my two non-stick bread pans, which I really needed considering I bake bread almost every week. I've used them already and the bread slid right out. With these, I see a lot more bread baking in my future as well.
I did make a list before I hit the sale, and I'm happy to report I got everything on it. Of course, I did get a few things not on my list, like this pearl dust. Isn't it awesome? I've always wanted to try this stuff, and now I can! For the record, everything I bought was half off retail, and that's my minimum for shopping at the sale.
Note for newbies: If it's less than half off, don't buy it, as you can do just as well or better with a coupon to Michael's, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby.
I did get a little crazy with the cupcake liners. The Elmo ones are for Little Miss's 2nd birthday next February, and the Spiderman liners are for a yet-to-be-determined birthday for the Little Guy. I'm trying to hold off on the Spiderman theme for another year, but I bought the liners now as there's no guarantee they will be in next year's tent sale.
Note to newbies: the merchandise changes from year to year. Sometimes there's more baking stuff, and other times there's lots of scrapbooking materials. It can be a real toss-up.
Aren't these mini-cupcake liners adorable? I have no idea what I'm going to use them for, but I'm sure I'll come up with something!
While they didn't have many Martha Stewart Craft items, the Wilton tent sale did feature some great Halloween finds.
The crow and rat silhouettes were only $2.00 each, and the witch window cling was $5.00. Score!
I think she'll go in my living room window this year, right next to the bat and spider silhouettes in the foyer.
Are you headed to the tent sale? If so, let me know how it goes! Happy shopping!