Monday, July 24, 2017

Fourth Of July Weekend 2017

We are still weeks behind in our blogging but we are catching up quickly. We will be up to date soon! 

Fourth of July weekend had arrived...sort of. It wasn't exactly a holiday weekend since Independence Day fell on a Tuesday. We could have made it a long weekend by taking off on Monday but we didn't, choosing instead to save the vacation day for later in the year. Typically, we spend our Saturday saling but there weren't many sales this weekend. Many of the tag sale companies took the week off and those that didn't were not running interesting sales. We did see a sale on Sunday so we chose to spend Saturday doing our "Sunday stuff" (chores, errands and relaxing) and we do our saling on Sunday. When Sunday arrived, we were raring to go. We had our one sale ready and found a second nearby that was worth a shot so the beginning of our Sunday was set. Off we went! 

Sunday's first sale was run by one of our favorite tag sale companies. It was described as "entire contents of mid-century home". The pictures of the sale showed old board games and some cool furniture. We work up early so we got in a good 45 minutes before the sale was to begin. In fact, we were here before the tag sale company got here.

Not early enough to get in amongst the first ten people which was the number allowed in when it opened. We were #22 and #23 on line. 

The wait was not too long and we were inside thirty minutes after it opened.

This was one side of the basement and housed magazines, board games and comic books that we had seen in the ad's pictures. Much of it was already lost to us.

The other side of the basement had lots of stuff, too! Joan was glad to see we had arrived at the sale.

This corner of the basement was doubling as a small bar

The highlight of this bar area was this amazing starburst light. It was marked "sold" before we even laid our eyes upon it

Here's another picture of that amazing light fixture

Our host was happy to pose for a picture

Monica found this "Jughead" hat downstairs that she wore while in the basement. It did not come home with us

Look at this great stereo radio (with turntable inside)

There, outside this room, was the mounted pencil sharpener. We should have known!

The basement wasn't the only thing in this house that was cool. Look at this great pink bathroom! We enjoyed our time in this house and, as a bonus, we did not leave empty-handed. With us came some books, some bar stuff, some old Nathan's glasses, some ashtrays, a box of old cabinet knobs and more! 

Our second sale was in the same town and was a last minute addition to our itinerary. It was the second day of a garage sale described as having many vintage items.

The most vintage item of all at this sale was this great 953 Buick which was not for sale. Aside from this, there wasn't much there. We left with one book and a squeegee for Monica's car.

Here is what we found in our abbreviated weekend saling:

One record album

A record from The Archies that was a cut-out from a cereal box

Cocktail stirrers and hard stock coasters

Two bar companion books

A book, a comic book and a horror magazine

Two old hand puppets, vintage birthday napkins, a box of vintage cabinet knobs, two Frito Bandito rubber erasers, a vintage cat pin, two old ash trays and an old package of sewing needles

A vintage lunchroom tray, five old Nathan's glasses, an desk tchotchke with monkeys and an old pair of Schlitz salt and pepper shakers

It was a really fun day and a fun weekend together but Monday would be another workday and we managed to get through it. The Fourth of July had arrived! 

We spent Tuesday at Monica's sister's house where we had a great family barbecue! 

When the darkness arrived, Rob and Lenny and Richard took turns lighting the vintage fireworks we found in one of Uncle Bobby's sheds a few weeks ago.

They worked! 

We hope you all had a great 4th of July! 


  1. I don't know how I have manged to fall so behind on reading your posts. You two have been busy saling as well as celebrations with family. I love reviewing all your treasure more than anything...oh, and seeing the nieces and nephews. Peter will always be my favorite.

    1. Thank you, Granny Annie!
      We have been very busy but so very fun! We will send your regards to Peter! (Rob)