Indeed I am!!
On Saturday morning, as usual, we were up bright and early and off on our usual treasure hunting adventure.
The first three sales, PH only slowed the car. I gave my usual signal to keep going.
Piles of old baby clothes on a blanket placed on dead grass in the front yard...is NOT something I will even pull to the curb for.
Yes, it happens! A lot!
Then, another sign and we turn, and I give the "stop" signal. (Actually, I slam my foot to the floor and scream STOP!) and before the car is completely stopped..I am out the door.
Oh, forget my age! This is garage sale day!! :)
After looking around a few minutes, I spotted this little Beatrix Potter clock laying on a blanket.
I am a huge fan of Beatrix Potter things. I don't go nuts with collecting or anything like that, but I wasn't about to pass this up!
Do you see the word "Wedgewood?" :)
I bought the clock, the little plate AND a stand, all for $1.50. She wanted $2 but accepted my offer.
She threw in the stand at the last minute. We were both delighted.
The clock was SO new that the invisible plastic film cover was still on the face of the clock.
PH went to Walmart and bought a new battery and it runs perfectly. The protective plastic cover on the battery was still in place and had never been snapped off.
The plate also is in brand new condition. They were not even laying together..
The next garage sale I found this pretty fruit bowl with a chip on the side. 25 Cents. Very old. I didn't mind the chip or the crazing on it. It's gorgeous!
Another garage sale turned up the ruffled glass dish and this BIG silver plated tray! Glass dish 50 cents and the tray was $2.00. She wouldn't bargain, darn it, but it was worth it even in it's blackened condition. It cleaned up beautifully. Perfect for all of my deviled eggs at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can see it now with pretty white or red paper doilies on it..all my deviled eggs with a bouquet of parsley in the middle. Ahhhh...FALL is coming..and I find it hard to wait sometimes.
The last garage sale was fantastic..but the lovely antique furniture she had for sale..I had NO room for. I do regret passing up that old wood ironing board..but..where to put it? No matter, I have regrets!
There was a box of some of the prettiest clothing. However..I would need to be a LOT thinner than I am..but..I did buy this pretty corduroy shirt with velvet backed collar and....some velvet detailing on the back placket for Fall. It was a PETITE! I will wear it as a light jacket over a T shirt. This picture was taken in our garage. It's hanging on my laundry rack..
Also bought a pretty gray T shirt
a pair of pretty pajama's, light soft flannel with faded roses on them. Perfect for lounging around in the evening.
I made a new friend!
All for ....drum roll please...$1.50
At the last garage sale I found this nice size glass pumpkin, 25 cents, (like I need another one!) a Tupperware coffee container (or whatever) in my favorite dark red color, 25 cents ..and a pretty Autumn hanging tin basket with cut through design. 50 cents! It will look pretty this Fall hanging on my front porch with some Fall leaves in it. What do you think? Good idea?
I came home singing.
PH found some headphones..a like new Coleman flashlight (well, actually, I found it and fell in love with it. He said we didn't need it and I said we did. I won. It was red, after all. :) New batteries and it's a charmer. THAT flashlight was 50 cents and so were the ear buds. When it begins to get late and HOT things get much less expensive. I think he has already forgotten the flashlight wasn't his idea. We will keep it in the car..ho hum.
I bargain, PH does not! He is just the sweetest thing! :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday...
P.S. Do I talk too much? LOL Shhhh..don't answer that!