I was a little nervous to go thrifing on National Garage Sale Day. After doing so well at this sale last week, I couldn't imagine doing any better this week. It was almost as if I was afraid to go out. A part of me even considered staying in at the weekend. Then I had a good laugh at myself on Saturday morning, went out to fetch the newspaper and quickly planned my route for the day.
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I started out early Saturday at an estate sale in Sebastopol and managed to stay in this lovely town practically all day. There were two rummage sales, a couple estate sales and heaps of garage sales. I met up with my friend Amy at the estate and the first rummage sale. It's always fun to thrift with someone but I had to explain that I'm not always the most social at the heart of a sale. I get very focused as my eyes scan tables and shelves waiting for something to "pop." She thankfully loves me the way I am and completely understood my strategic thrifty ways.
Wendy Addison German Glass Glitter Crown $2
My find of the weekend was a pair of Sterling Silver Gorham Candlesticks for $10. I don't have normal nightly dreams about vacations or food or even dishy men, instead I dream about finding gold and silver in boxes in basements. Because of this obsessive love of precious metals I turn over every piece of silver waiting to see the simple word "sterling" looking up at me. I found these at a Sunday Only sale where I was the first one there. I also picked up a sterling mirror and brush for $20. I found some small pieces of gold on Saturday marked 14k but I need to check and make sure they are in fact gold. I'm longing for an electronic gold tester. Wouldn't that be fun to have in the office?
It was a wonderful weekend all in all. How did you do? What was your best Thrift Find?
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