I never did make it to the estate sale yesterday. A friend of mine mentioned that it's best to go on the last day because they mark everything down 50%. I don't know if it's just for that sale or if that's a common thing done at estate sales. Anybody know? I'm learning a little bit at the time.
So what did I do instead? I was heading out to check out some options for renting spaces to open my very own little vintage shop. As soon as I left my house I saw the first yard sale sign. Oh boy, I really am hooked. If I see a yard sale sign now something happens to me - I have to pull over to check it out. I must have hit another ten sales yesterday, and of course I brought home more fun finds.
Is this little old school desk amazing or what? From what I've been able to find out about it online it's apparently from the early 1900s, back in the days with one room school houses. It stands all of about 2 1/2 feet tall. I just love this little thing! I should be able resell for about ten times what I paid for it - that is if I can bring myself to sell it. I may have to keep this one around for awhile.
I also found two great, giant, hand painted pictures - very tropical and perfect for the beach house.
I took the photo of this one in the garage so you can see the massive size. When I said they are giant I really meant it! I picked up both for one dollar. Isn't that crazy?!! I have the perfect wall for them at the beach house. It's a wall that has been begging for some over-sized art work forever.
I'm so happy with my finds this week! I'm also very happy to announce the winner of my guessing giveaway. Drum roll please... the winner is Carol at Old Glory Cottage. I said I would create the surprise package tailored to the winner's likes and interests. Well Carol is a self proclaimed obsessive collector of junk. How fun this surprise package is going to be to put together! Be sure to stop by Old Glory Cottage to check out all of her treasures.
Since giveaways like this one are so much fun, and since I'll be going junkin' in my own collections of stuff very soon, tell me what you collect and we'll see what kind of surprise packages I can come up with from my own treasures. You never know!
Places I'm Partying:
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Flea Market Finds @ Her Library Adventures