Friday, November 19, 2010

A Tale of Three Sales

Sale #1
My friend Bargain Hunter and I went to a local sale at lunchtime on Wednesday. It was at the home of a former librarian and there were books in every room (which I was really looking forward to), but I think most of the really good stuff went out the door early that morning. I did manage to get a few things:

2 small pie or tart plates -- one Pyrex & one Fireking
A vintage Christmas tin

A turquoise Melmac serving bowl & 2 mugs
Sale #2 - A real Frog
Bargain Hunter and I have a standing joke-- she gets so excited about yard sales advertising things like "60 years of accumulated treasures" and I finish the sentence with "all on 3 card tables". This sale was actually just that! It was advertised as an estate sale with household, kitchen and some antiques. It was literally a long table & 2 card tables in a garage with the saddest (smallest) assortment of junk I've seen in a long time. Oh, well. As Bargain Hunter says, "you have have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince."

Sale #3
The next sale I went to was billed as a "Pickers' Sale". I got there 10 minutes after they began giving out numbers and I was already #39! There was one man there (#1) who had arrived at 10 last night and slept in his truck in order to be first. It was, indeed, a picker's sale, but was nothing exciting, either -- everyone picked through plenty of junk! I did get a few things, though:

9 old hankies -- we'll see how they look when they're washed & ironed!

2 pretty funny photos -- A New Year's baby from 1951
'Bertha and her friends' from 1957
A small yellow hemstitched tablecloth with 4 napkins,
a glass sugar bowl (a criss-cross look-alike)
and 4 green striped napkinsAll in all, this week's purchases aren't bad for less than $10 total!

1 comment:

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Great finds at great prices! Wish I could have went with you to the pickers sale!

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