Saturday morning took Keiran and I to a rummage sale in Petaluma. Now rummage sales can truly be hit or miss. We went to one in Novato this summer that charged $10 to get in for a preview, wouldn't allow kids (although they worded it poorly and I brought Keiran), charged me $10 for Keiran and then when I went in I was accosted by a bitter 80 year old woman who claimed that I had a forged stamp on my hand (this is after waiting 3 hours in line). After all this trouble, the sale was terrible. I picked up hardly any inventory and vowed never to return to that sale again.
But that is part of the ups and downs of thrifting.
Thankfully the sale in Petaluma was fabulous. Most everyone was nice (except for the woman telling me I couldn't bring in my shopping bags and handed me a basket that would barely fit 4 mugs in - I negotiated with her untill she agreed).
The donations were high quality and I found plenty of vintage and mid century modern items.
The lamp above looks very much like Bitossi rimini blue color. I paid $15 for it and I'm far too in love with it to sell it for now.
This vintage lamp is complete with a piece of antler as the finial. I'm going to try to sell this locally first before listing it online as I'm not too keen to ship the lamp. I so prefer shipping small items. Don't you?
I love this cutting board and how cleverly designed it is that the handle is actually the cheese knife. It needs a little sanding and oiling.
I love it when my friends text, email or call me about a must-go-to sale. I never would have ventured over to Sebastopol for this sale if it wasn't for Amy. All she had to say was that she bought 3 bins of buttons and I couldn't get out the door quick enough. I bought this garland, a mod vintage suitcase, vintage fabric, craft supplies, vintage wrapping paper and more for $12.
This has to be my favorite find of the weekend. Georg Jensen is hard to come by. It's not like Jens Quistgaard and Dansk which you can find nearly every weekend. I've only found a few Georg Jensen items in all my years of thrifting. I paid $2 and this one recently sold for $152. There is another one as a BIN for $499. Mine has some worn areas of the wood. I think the design of it though is stunning. I couldn't believe the low price.
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