Some weeks have those sales that you know will have some great things up for grabs and the question is not whether you want to go. It is will you be the ones to get to them first...and whether they will be at a bargain price. Most weeks just don't have those "must go" sales. This was definitely one of those weeks. Still, we created a long list of potential sales to keep us busy. We would choose our first stop, decide upon the rest as we went and remain hopeful. We always do. With our first stop set, off we went.
Stop #2 was also in our town and we figured it was worth a shot. We wondered what "vintage toys" would be. We were here before the 9am stop but they had opened up early so we did not have to wait. It wound up being a garage sale without any toys that we would call vintage. It was a quick stop that resulted in nothing at all.
Soon after we left the previous stop, we saw an estate sale sign and followed it. Here is where we wound up...again! We have been here twice before. The estate sale is almost a weekly occurrence and it is always the same things inside. The brother of the decedent runs the sale and is always saying that he has more things to drag out. We haven't seen anything new at all. Every time we go, we spy, through a window to the garage, an old, plastic Christmas wall hanging that we would really like to have. Rob mentioned it to him on our first visit and he said that he would drag it out. It remains there unmoved. Maybe one day, we'll get it. Until then, we will probably always leave empty-handed.
After a stop for breakfast, we made our way to the next sale. It was run by a tag sale company that we know and it was advertised as "magnificent mid-century". That definitely sounded like a place we wanted to be!
The basement is usually the first place we like to look and this house was no exception. Rob thoroughly checked behind the bar.
There was a mounted pencil sharpener down there which we hoped would be a good sign!
Clowns stared at us as we searched that basement. We were more than a little nervous! We did manage to leave the basement unharmed and searched the rest of the small house fairly quickly. We didn't find a lot but we did leave with a couple of Christmas things, a sleeve of Rheingold beer coasters, a record and a few other things.
Planned stop #4 was in the same town as our last stop and we were hopeful that "Christmas" and "records" would make the trip worthwhile. It did not. It was a garage sale with lots of uninteresting records and newer Christmas stuff and not much else. It was a quick stop that never saw us open our wallets.
It was still only midday when we arrived at this last stop. There were a few other potential on the list but they were all pretty far away and we did not have any strong feelings about any others. This sale was 25 minutes from the previous sale and we both felt that it was worth a trip. We hoped that "full contents of old home" would bring us some treasures.
The countertop was boomerang!
The medicine cabinet was boomerang too!
By the time we left, we added a few books, an old clothesline and a vintage glass to our belongings.
Here are the things we found that day:
Although the saling portion of the weekend ended fairly early, it just meant that the rest of the weekend started early. We managed to take a nap together Saturday afternoon and then spent the remainder of the weekend just simply spending time together. We even managed to barbecue both Saturday and Sunday night.