There weren't a lot of sales of interest to us. We really had only two choices and they were, logistically, mutually exclusive. We could drive an hour to our west to go to a sale that showed some potential but was run by a tag sale company whose prices are historically high or we could drive an hour to our east to go to a tag sale that showed some things of interest to us in their ad. Unfortunately, that tag sale company sometimes had prices that were to high too. We opted for the trip to our east which provided a better chance. We even set the alarm for an early start so we could be there before the sale began. If we were making the commitment to drive an hour away, we were making the full commitment. With caffeine in our veins, we started that drive according to schedule.
Our tag sale was in a pretty rural area and we had to drive down a few private roads to reach our destination.
When we arrived at the house, we encountered the inevitable line but it wasn't too bad at all and, on a beautiful day like this, it would not be too painful at all. We had no other place to go and, quite frankly, if it was going to be our last sale while the earth was still around, we could wait patiently and enjoy it.
Here is another view of the property as we waited to get in. The sale was described as 100 years of treasures and the pictures in the ad supported the claim that there was old stuff inside.
We liked this tire swing in the yard but we didn't have time to admire it for very long. No, the world didn't end at that moment. It was simply our turn to go inside just ten minutes after the sale began.
This old stove was really cool. We are not sure why there was caution tape around it. Maybe it was there to indicate that the stove was not for sale. We weren't in the market for this anyway.
There were lots of old ceramic things as seen in one of their pictures from their ad. We have cat head salt and pepper shakers similar to those on top of the box. We would have considered getting these, too, but not at $12 for the pair of them.
We also liked these chalkware anthropomorphic pepper wall hangings but not for $10 each.
Chalkware mermaids! We have plenty of them including the bubbles. We could always use more! Who couldn't? At $35 for the lot of them, we left them for someone else who might show interest.
There canisters are great and we did not see them inside which means that someone may have gotten them or they were pulled by family members just before the sale (which, unfortunately, occasionally happens). We have these though they are missing the red handles. Our set belonged to Monica's grandmother.
We loved these ceramic chefs. Some are salt and pepper shakers. One is a grated cheese holder. We have a smaller set of the salt of pepper shakers and we have a ceramic chef toothpick holder, too! We also have a chef grated cheese holder. Would it have been nice to add a few more chefs to the mix? Yes. We don't believe that too many cooks will spoil the broth. Once again, these were pretty pricey and we left them behind.
The sale was a disappointment because there were only a few rooms open to us despite the size of this house and everything we liked was overpriced. The only ting we bought was a $2 New York Mets Spring Training program from the 1980's.
It was going to be a beautiful ride home and, after stopping for some breakfast, we took the scenic route home so we could stop at a few thrift shops along the way.
We stopped at five thrift shops including the two pictured above which we don't get to visit to often. Thrift shops in our area are not what they used to be and we never find too much. Between the five of them, we took home one record and one book.
Here is what we brought home this past weekend:
A 1980's Mets Spring Training program and a book
Vintage Christmas! The metal Christmas card list file was an interesting find because we had been looking for one for many years and finally found one a few weeks ago. On this day, we found second one...the exact same one that became ours just a few weeks ago!
The two of use have been having some recurring problems with our cell phones. Texts have been delayed for hours and internet speed has slowed down considerably despite having 4g service with unlimited texting, calling and internet use. Our phones are over 2 1/2 years old and that is ancient nowadays. We both bought new phones on Sunday and, in between food shopping and doing laundry, spent much of the day getting used to our phones.
It was a great weekend. Despite not finding much, we had fun taking a long drive on a beautiful day and, of course enjoyed our time together.
Oh yeah! We almost forgot! It was also nice not to be obliterated.