And, I'm not gonna lie, it's been really frustrating for me, so much so that I almost didn't want to go out this weekend. But I knew I would've stewed about what I might have missed if I didn't, so I planned my route and headed for the door. I went to four sales...and came out empty-handed and (obviously) still fairly frustrated. Prices were still high, or the aesthetic of what was being offered just didn't jive with mine. On my way to the last sale, I prepared myself for another letdown, and at first I thought it was. The kitchen had some beautiful Pyrex pieces, but the prices were ridiculous, and the bedrooms had barely anything.
But then I went downstairs...and it was like a breakthrough! The whole place was packed with clothing, accessories, cookbooks, craft supplies and tons of miscellaneous. But a lot of things didn't have prices, which made me nervous. So I brought some things to the register and hesitantly asked how much they were. The lady running the sale was one of those very easygoing hagglers, willing to meet you more than halfway on most things, and, as a result, I left with a little load of things and a big smile. It felt SO good to finally get out of that dry spell!
Here is what I brought home...
|Two wooden printer/letter block drawers.|
|A beautiful black-and-white women's coat for the shop.|
|A brass stork (or is it an egret?).|
|A Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the 1960s.|
|Some more crewel art. I think I finally have enough to hang a collage!|
|A handmade wooden box with handmade wooden blocks.|
|Something I've been searching for for a very, very long time: a vintage school map to hang in the dining room.|
This is one of South America which is, ironically, one of few continents we've never been to.
|Two vintage wallets for the store.|
|A vintage white ceramic cow's head, which will join the other ceramic animal heads I've collected.|
|And another women's coat, this one with a faux fur collar.|
Your turn! Find any goodies this weekend?
Linking up with:
Thrift Share Monday
Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project