When I got them home and peeled off the price tag…
it was covering up the chips. Can you believe someone would do that – for a quarter? Sheesh!
But not all chips are bad chips. We also met Chip and Belle.
Yup, named for the Disney characters. Friday was a fun day and Judy and I both found good stuff, though the biggest stuff was hers.
We were rocking that Beverly Hillbillies look. Judy’s trellis and vaccuum and my vintage plant stand came from our first stop, and the rest of the morning we fielded comments about our need for a truck
When we paused for a sandwich there was no way to put up the lid on the car so we parked where we could keep an eye on things from our table. But the place was chock full of sheriff’s deputies on some sort of outing so we felt pretty safe.
I found practical stuff
and entertaining stuff
Isn’t this clever? They made a cool midcentury bench from two coffee tables. Guess what’s on my look-for list now.
Picked up a couple of yard things – the aforementioned plant stand
and something I’ve wanted for years but never before found on a driveway: a weathervane.The irony is that at last I’ve found a weathervane…and I don’t think we can mount it on our metal roof. But he’ll look just find on a post in the yard.
Also picked up something that’s been on my list just a few weeks, since I rescued a warming stand from a free box that just needed the right dish to be complete.
I’ve passed up a few that were too spendy, but this one was only a buck.
Totally made her day, and she just emailed me to say she sold her old processor on Craiglist for the same $10 this Cuisinart cost. Score!
At the same sale I spotted a beat up old camera bag
that I’m hoping to resell. And since it came from the same sale as the chipped bowls, I hope I make a very large profit. The sellers seemed very happy to see it go, and I heard them talking about how they’d been going to throw that old stuff away. But a Pentax film camera is a workhorse and I know students like them.
In the photos of the loaded car you can’t see one of my favorite finds of the day – two happy African violets.
They were down on the floor getting a bit squished by all the other stuff, but came through just fine. Now we’ll see if I can keep them as happy.
Reminded me of someone…
Our last stop was at Judy’s friend Betsy’s house. There was a neighborhood sale going on. Her neighbor across the street had been by earlier with her seven-year-old granddaughter, who had looked at the purses Betsy had for sale. “Ohhhh, Grandma, look,” the child exclaimed…“I’m in purse heaven!”