Friday was met with a sad dose of frustration. I had my estate sale address list in hand, the children in the car early to drop off at school and my debit card ready to get money from the ATM. It's a new card though and they changed my pin number although I didn't realize this at first. I couldn't get the ATM to give me my thrift money from my business account for the weekend ahead. I called dh but I couldn't take any money out of our main account because our tenant is moving out on May 31st leaving us with the mortgage up in WA to pay along with our rental in California to pay. Things are about to get dicey and I need to kick it into full thrift mode. I needed to buy to resell but couldn't access the cash to buy. What did I do? I came home, ignored all the sales happening on Friday and instead spent the time preparing listing to sell items on-line. I'll share more about this in the coming week.
For now let's discuss about Saturday. I'm still very new to this area and when I saw that there was a community wide yard sale in Yountville, 49 minutes from me, I knew that this is where I wanted to be. I was hoping that It would relatively be dealer free. I had never been there and in my mind I mistakenly thought it would some little tiny town, maybe a bit run down with a dying main street. I have no idea why I had that image. Maybe it was the fact that I had to drive over the very winding hills/mountains to get there?
I was so wrong. It was a very posh little town in Napa Valley. It was so perfect looking with little perfect streets and fancy wooden street signs. The downtown was full of fancy restaurants and everything was pristine. It was not like I had expected but my day was fabulous none the less. I think there were about 75 yard sales in all including an incredible rummage sale at a school. The prices were the best that I had seen at a rummage sale in years. I was a deliriously pleased thrifter in Yountville. The people of Yountville were beyond kind with many yard sales giving things away. I went by one sale and there was simply a sign that said "free stuff". I picked up a Playmobil western building complete with people and accessories. For free.
I also picked up a Pfaff Hobbylock 4870 that needs a small adjustment. For Free. I had to give the woman a hug. I've always wanted a serger and now I have one. Her generosity amazed me.
Here are some other items that I found.
The sweet woman selling fabric had nearly every piece marked and priced. She even measured some of them. She had .10 cents on the little floral piece. When did you last pay .10 cents for fabric? 10 years ago?
I drove on every street that existed in this little town. Sometimes I drove on the same street at least 5 times in search of more sales since people opened at all hours of the morning. Rumor had it that one sale was selling Strawberry Daiquiris but I can't confirm this.
Did you Thrift this weekend? What did you find? Feel free to share your link to your Thrift Share Monday post.