Thrifted snake necklace that sort of reminds me of The Never Ending Story -one of my favorite childhood movies.
Thrifting this week began on Tuesday when I went to a private appointment. It was my first real appointment where I met someone at their home. I was a little nervous so I made it a late afternoon time and dragged my husband with me. The person that contacted me had some costume jewelry to sell. In the end I bought all the jewelry for a bulk price. It was a very successful trip in the end. The seller was pleased to have it all gone and I was pleased to have so much inventory. I'm just loving working with jewelry. My great grandfather was a jewelry and owned a jewelry store in the Bay Area so maybe there is a little bit jeweler in my blood.
There was only one estate sale in our area on Friday and I didn't see anything that caught my eye. When I looked on Craigslist for the North Bay, I saw a fabulous ad for a sale in San Rafael. I got up extra early and drove down to Marin County. I was the first to arrive which of course left me rereading the ad in case I had the wrong day/wrong house/wrong year. The owner then came outside and I was able to double check that the sale was indeed on that day.
It was a downsizing sale rather than a true estate sale. Once we were let in the door at 10:00 am I could tell immediately that I would have loved to have had a proper conversation with him. He was a movie and comic book buff. Not only did he have hundreds of movies but he had books on movies, large action figures as well as a collection of records. I bought 4 huge bags worth of books & DVDs as well as this little Mid Century Modern teak dustpan and brush.
I drove home from the sale relieved to finally have some book inventory.
When I woke Saturday and had a look at the paper and Craigslist I noticed that Novato seemed to be where everything was happening. It boasted a school rummage sale and 3 estate sales. Santa Rosa didn't have anything that seemed very interesting so I once again got in the car and headed south. Since gas is nearly up to $4.00 a gallon, I've doubled my effort to write down my mileage.
The rummage sale wasn't anything of interest so I quickly left and headed to an estate sale. While I was waiting for the sale to open a woman approached me and asked if I used to live on Bainbridge Island. Can you believe that? She not only lived on BI but she had shopped at my moving sale. She had remembered me enough to recognize me in Novato. She had moved to San Rafael. What a small world we live in.
The sale was family run and the family was a little stressed. One person kept saying really high prices. For example she told a woman $20 on a small box of hair curlers. Seriously? I made sure to avoid her for any of my prices. I found those retro place-mats at this sale. They were new in their original plastic. They appear to be meant for a restaurant. They remind me of Trader Vic's.
And it came fully loaded. Plates, silverware, cups, a little tent for food, 2 retro tablecloths, tablecloth clasps to keep it on the table and straws. All for $5.00. Our last little picnic set which was thrifted for the same price but modern was somehow left behind at a hotel. I was so pleased to replace it with a vintage set.
Here are some items available for you in my Little Shop.
Little Shop Prices are based on price I paid, the shipping cost and work involved to take photos, list the item and ship. I do try to keep Little Shop prices low overall unless it's a large item or somewhat rare. If prices are higher than others, it's usually because of the price I paid for an item was higher than usual.
I'm now deleting items once they have sold to make easier shopping when you scroll down the page. If you do try to link to an item and the page is blank, this means it has sold. I've also added a little bit of information about Personal Shopping Services on the top post at Little Shop.
I hope that you enjoy this week's selection.
Russian Tablecloth is available here.
Vintage Brooch is available here.
Vintage Thread - 3 Available here
Mod Rhinestone Owl Necklase is waiting for you here.
(partially from my own collection) Waldorf Book Set is available here.
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