Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Estate" Sale

There needs to be a law about what can be called an Estate Sale and what is just a yard/garage sale. I got up at 6:00 AM on Saturday to drive about 30 miles to an "Estate Sale" that I found on Craigslist. The photos looked promising, so I thought I'd take a chance. It started at 7:00, and Roger wanted to work outside before it got too hot, so I left the house at 6:30, so I could be home no later than 8:30.

What a disappointment! A lot of overpriced stuff drug out on the front lawn. In my opinion, an estate sale is when everything in the house is for sale. This was a yard sale. Perhaps a yard sale with some antiques, but a yard sale, nonetheless.

I found nothing. I drove down the road a bit, so I could turn around to head home and saw a sign for a garage sale just down the block and in a nice looking neighborhood. I figured it couldn't hurt to look, and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't earthshattering, but I found a handful of nice things.

I love the shape and color of this Haeger vase. The cookbook binder is one you can use to collect and organize your own recipes. There were a few recipes tucked into some of the envelopes inside, but overall, it looks unused. My favorite find was definitely this two yard cut of knit fabric. How cute are those little guys? For some reason, they remind me of Russian acrobats.

I was home shortly after 8:00. After that little taste of treasure hunting, I was in the mood for more, so we rounded up the kids and headed out for some more garage saling. Total waste of time. We spent 10 cents on a book for the kids, and that was it.

Thank goodness I have an auction to attend this Saturday! Assuming I can find a babysitter...

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1 comment:

Helen and her Daughters said...

I hate it when that happens, I agree about what should be called an estate sale. I can't tell you how many times this same thing has happened to me.