Today I'm not sharing my favorite finds of the weekend but instead I'm sharing what an hour of thrifting at an estate sale and $10 will get you. Shara and I stumbled upon this estate sale at the end of our thrifting on Saturday afternoon. It was one of those sales where you wished you had gone their first. It was only advertised as a garage sale though and we caught it by a sign in east Santa Rosa as we were heading back to my house.
When I later arrived home to have lunch, Dave wasn't feeling well. Using any excuse to get back to the sale I asked the kids if they wanted to go thrifting while he slept. They nodded their heads enthusiastically and headed to the van.
It was a house that had drawers and cabinets full of items. You were allowed to dig and rummage. We spent an hour there together, the children enjoying the art of searching for treasure.
We spent $10 on everything pictured on this post and that doesn't include some Knudson's Black Cherry Juice, 10 pairs of socks for Cerys and some of the items the children bought. I didn't think white socks were very picture worthy. Sharpies on the other hand are always exciting to photography. Who doesn't love a Sharpie?
Many of the items are simple household goods. I haven't bought tape new since last summer. I only just ran out of packing tape on Friday when I was packaging some orders so I was delighted to find a roll.
Box of vintage and modern ornaments. When I was there with Shara I found a box of Crystal ornaments made by Kosta Boda, Arabia of Finland, Orrefors and Waterford. Some will ReSell or $25 each next Christmas.
Vintage jewelry, the one on the left will go in my bead collection. The set on the right is complete with earrings, necklace and bracelet. The tiny bowls are French.
Signed Artwork, cross-stitch picture from England and this little balancing sculpture for Keiran. A wine book for Dave and the Mid Century pitcher for me. The yellow and gray item in the right side of the photo is a designer tray from Italy. And rather boring but the blue things are ice packs for the freezer for injured knees and such.
It just amazes me how we can spend so little money and and an hour of our time and reap so much enjoyment from it. We could easily have gone to the mall and spent an hour there and anywhere from $10-$200 if we weren't careful. To me there is something soulful about being at an estate sale putting together pieces of a puzzle that were someone's life. I connected with this women even on the simple level that we both love Sharpies & Highlighters. Her house was filled with them. As is mine.
What did you find this weekend? After you share your link for Thrift Share Monday, head on over to Southern Hospitality and join her Today's Thrifty Treasures Party.