It's not every day that you have the chance to thrift 800 miles from home. My mom, who taught me all there is to know about thrifting, called me on Friday evening to share about an Estate Sale that she was attending in Washington State on Saturday. She warned me that my father and her wouldn't arrive early at the sale. In fact they would probably not get there until after 11 a.m. She asked me though if I would be interested in looking at the photos of the sale. Of course I said yes. We spent the next 20 minutes looking through each photo and discussing what we liked and didn't like. I couldn't think of a more ideal way to spend the beginning of Mother's Day weekend than talking about Thrifting with my mother.
When I hung up with her, she had my "wish list" and would call me with any questions the following day at the sale. The next morning right before lunch she called me to let me know that nearly everything that I had been interested in had sold. The only thing left were these sweet plates (pictured above). We had chatted about them the night before. I had thought that they were from Scandinavia and my mother though that they might be Russian. When she called to tell me the plates were still available, I asked her if they had any markings. She said the magic words "Arabia" and I knew immediately that I wanted them.
Arabia is Finnish and I've loved nearly everything that I have ever seen by them.
I asked my mom how much they were. She said $50. I told her to buy them.
She called me 20 minutes later to let me know that when she went to check out they were half off. We bought them entire collection for $25.
This made my weekend especially since I had barely a chance to thrift. Friday was spent focusing on this:
Saturday I was just too tired from all the festivities of the May Pole, the horse rides, the freshly popped popcorn, the music, the face painting, the warm sun and the laughter and smiles among the Waldorf crowd.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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