Dave was in Minnesota so I asked a friend to look after Cerys so that I only had to manage one child. Generally Keiran is the better shopper. He's interested in everything, very chatty, everyone seems to like him and he's helpful overall. Cerys at this time just wants to read every second of the day.
We left Santa Rosa around 10am and arrived in San Anselmo just before 11 a.m. with the sale set to open at 1 p.m. We found a place to park the car where we could park for 4 hours. We grabbed a snack, my empty box and made our way to the front of the store. I wasn't sure whether to expect a long line or not.
We were the first ones there. We luckily had the window to look at although they had blocked off the rest of the store with brown wrapping paper.
Most people that walked by the shop would look at Keiran, me and a man who was also in line early, Steve. He was in the area from San Diego and is part owner of this fabulous website Objects USA.
The front of Modern i Shop.
At 1 p.m. the doors opened and Keiran was the first to walk through. The shop was very small and it was filled to the brim with plates, mugs, bowls and sculptures. I grabbed Keiran's hand and asked him to stick very close to me. With so many people in the store it made it very difficult to maneuver through especially with an 8 year old boy in tow. As you can see in this photo the prices were indeed higher than this thrift girl was going to pay.
The thing about any sale, is that you never know if it's going to be worth your time or not. This sale was not worth my time as a ReSeller, but I'm still glad that we went. I could have done without waiting for two hours but again, we couldn't know. I attempted to find as much information about the sale before going.
The only Heath purchases I made were these five plates for $10.00 each. And the minute we arrived home I had buyers remorse. Yet how could I go to a Heath sale and not buy any Heath? In hindsight though I would have left these behind.
My find of the entire day was this paper mache figure by Gemma Taccogna. Cathy of California has written a beautiful post about her shortly after Gemma passed away. My friend Jacki introduced me to Gemma's art and I remember the two of us sitting in front of her computer looking at auctions on ebay of her work. Buying this piece for $15 made the entire journey and wait worth it. Edith Heath had this piece in her own home. Did it sit on her mantel? Did you look at it and find inspiration? This is what makes it priceless to me.
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