Our first sale was about 30 minutes from our house under normal conditions but the trip took a little bit longer because of the prior day's blizzard. The side streets were still not in great shape although the main roads were fine. Our area received anywhere between 8 and 12 inches of snow. The limited choices we had were probably partially due to the anticipation of the storm.
An old basement floor...always a good sign! We were drawn to this house because one of the pictures from this sale had a few vintage Christmas items. Unfortunately, they were gone by the time we arrived. We did get a record and a few other items.
After getting some breakfast, we went to the other sale on our list, another 30 minute drive. This sale advertised that it was an older house and we thought that might be enough reason to look.
We arrived at a house with multiple "estate sale" signs on the front lawn. We figured we were at the right place.
There was a bar in the basement that Monica was happy to search!
The attic was a cluttered mess which means lots of chances to uncover hidden treasures. Monica was buried! We did not actually find anything of interest in the attic but it was fun to search and we did find some fun things to bring home on the other floors.
Here are some of the things we found today:
Some Christmas records
Some other records
Some other records
Cookbooks, a postcard featuring a stone head from Easter Island and a New York World's Fair visitor's map
Thanksgiving die-cut decorations
Vintage Christmas light boxes
A few other assorted items. The vintage shot glasses are from Niagara Falls. We have decided that when we get married, this is where we will honeymoon. Monica's parents spent their honeymoon there too and it sounds pretty romantic.
Despite our limited opportunities, we were very happy to be back on the road and it did not bother us at all that there were only two sales of value. We were hosting a soiree for the family that night and had some last minute preparations to finalize
A family photo through the eyes of our niece's new camera. Monica's nephew was visiting from Florida (back row, middle) and he had not seen snow in twelve years! We were glad to have him with us and glad to share our home with our family. The ducks were smiling!