It's true, I'm going through serious thrift withdrawal. I just didn't get in enough Thrifting over the weekend. And here's why.....we arrived on Bainbridge Island on Friday. We ran around doing a bunch of errands and eventually made it to my friend Jacki's to help her set up her sale for Saturday. Saturday I had a mere two hours to thrift with my friends Janet & Roy before having to head toward California. All Saturday and Sunday I saw Garage Sale and Estate Sale signs from the freeway and they were teasing me. We didn't stop at a single one during our entire journey home of 15 hours. We finally arrived home exhausted last night at 8pm.
Thankfully I did find some lovely items at Jacki's despite my husband telling me that the van was full. The van is never full until it's full. Right?
I couldn't leave this stand behind. I've admired it in Jacki's studio for three years now and pounced on it when she said that she was sticking it in her sale. It's going to be perfect to display items at craft fairs this holiday season.
This little velvet mouse and Swedish candle ring were small enough to hide in the van from Dave since he was still going on about the white stand. I also bought a cast iron vintage post box, a bag of jewelry findings for Cerys, some Keen Shoes for Keiran, some rain pants for Keiran and a few other bits and bobs. She wanted to give everything to me but we gave her $15. That stand alone was well worth it.
Saturday was pretty much a bust. The sellers that morning thought their things were worth far more money than they were, especially at the venue of a garage sale. I picked up a small pair of 14K gold earrings for .50 cents, a laptop bag for $5 and a children's book on Sweden. Two hours and that is all that I could find. I suppose with our lack of space perhaps it was a good thing. At least I keep telling myself that.
My friend Janet though gave me these two Denby bowls as a gift after reading on my blog how much I adore Denby.
They are perfect for my collection. I'm looking forward to researching this pattern today. Does anyone recognize it?
The best thing about Monday is that it means there are only four days until the estate & garage sales start up again. In the meantime I still have thirteen banker boxes of books waiting for me and many things to list on eBay. I'm also considering giving Boocoo a try. Has anyone tried this yet? Supposedly the word in the ReSelling world is that Boocoo might be a real competitor to eBay. Wouldn't that be lovely?
Since I found very little this week I really need to live vicariously through all of you. What did you find this weekend? Don't forget to pop on over to Southern Hospitality to visit her Thrift party.