Our first stop was just five minutes from our house. The Tag Sale Company that ran this sale doesn't hold a lot of sales but, when they have them, they are usually pretty good.
Our first stop was in the garage. Rob tried to make a new friend but she seemed rather cold. What we did find in the garage made us pretty anxious to get into the house. In searching through the few boxes that were in this garage, we found a knee hugger elf, a celluloid reindeer and some old cast Christmas decorations. Could there be more old Christmas decorations in the house? We set our goal...find the room with the Christmas stuff!
And...we did. We found some more elves made in Japan, more deer, a great Christmas decanter set and some Christmas ornaments. We even found a few records in another room. Stop #1 was a success!
As we were getting ready to drive away, the sky was starting to look like snow was not very far off but the two icicles we saw hanging on the wire looked like angel wings. Luck would be with us today.
Stop #2 was about a 35 minute drive and, when we got there, there were lots of signs to greet us amongst the dirty snow.
This second sale was advertised as being a mid-century modern house. Monica was anxious to get inside and see!
The sale was run by a Tag Sale Company that we know and they also run some very good sales. They are very friendly and, while some things seem to be very overpriced, we usually find some hidden, low-priced treasures .
There were lots of rooms to search and there was a pencil sharpener in the basement. Even though it wasn't mounted, a house with a pencil sharpener in the basement is usually a good sign...and it was. We found lots of great things here at a bargain price. Two sales. Two successful sales. At this point, it was still early but we were ready to call it a day. Quality over quantity. We stopped for a relaxing breakfast, made a quick stop at the store to pick up some things we needed and went home before the snow. We only got another two inches but we were safely home by this point and it didn't matter.
Here are some of the things we brought home with us today:
A garden book, the Christmas issue of Family Circle from 1962 and some cookbooks
A Lefton Santa Claus decanter with six Santa cordial mugs and some elves made in Japan
Christmas deer and some old cast Christmas decorations
More Christmas items
Pink kitchen drawer organizers, an unused Pyrex starburst decanter and more
A glass birthday candy dish, a pineapple ash tray and some cocktail stirrers
A Gertz hat box
This was the last weekend in January and we are hoping that February turns milder and reminds us that Spring is just around the corner but until then...
...we will make the best of whatever Mother Nature brings us...
...and we'll keep smiling...amongst the snowflakes...and amongst the ducks.