My first stop Saturday Morning was at an 'UPSTAIRS' Estate Sale. It was looking kind of sketchy, but my climb to this dark, dingy upstairs apartment was rewarded!! I don't generally head directly to the FREE BOX, but this one was under a table that had lots of people surrounding it (the table that is!!) - so when I had my chance, I HAD to take it, cause I saw some 'Apron Strings' from afar.... Not '1', Not '2', but THREE vintage aprons in Very Good condition!! I grabbed those babies in a hurry!! I don't personally collect them - other than my small stash for Christmas Cookie Baking with 'the crew', but there are a LOT of gals out there in swap land that may like them some day!
In the same FREE BOX was all I ever needed to embark on my 'AVON' career - all the start-up 'motivational' 'informational' guides, books, binders, video tapes, card reference file, etc., etc... NO - I DID NOT TAKE THEM!! but, I had a Good Laugh!
At the next sale, packed with people, I couldn't believe that this sweet set was still sitting on the front table...Can you read that price tag inside of the smallest white bowl?
Yeh, I grabbed those babies in a hurry! Went off to the side to inspect - Not stained, Not chipped, No Gross smells! ??? (And, thanks to one of HEIDI's latest posts, I did NOT come home and throw them on the top shelf of my dishwasher, as I often do with garage sale finds to get them REALLY CLEAN!).
There was a line waiting to check out, so I perused some of the m-a-n-y free boxes they had. What should I find? A new candle in a Xmas tin, and.....
All-in-all, not many Buys - but a good morning!! One of my favorite finds for 50¢ was this Lobster & Clam shell table cloth - in Great condition!! I also picked up a few books (including a LARGE PRINT word search for Mom's stocking!!), WEAVE-IT Loom (.10¢), new bottle of perfume, sweet grass tiny basket w/ cover, and the package with purple and gold is a NIB set of notecards from a London Gallery (.50¢).
...A 'new one' for me at the Street Sale was a kid's 'Coffee & Donut' stand. I always see the watered down lemonade stands... but this was a GREAT set-up for 8am on a cool morning. Good sized styrofoam cups, plug in heating unit (the kind with the tap at the bottom) for dispensing coffee. They were making a killing!! When I smelled the coffee, I suddenly realized that I hadn't taken time to make myself any that morning - and gladly shelled out $1 for a 12oz. cuppa Joe ( a pretty darn good one at that!).
Gotta run - off to MARKET today, and then meeting up with A to go see S.A.T.C. (Movie) - FINALLY!!!