Estate Sales have begun to pick up in our area. There were probably 6 in total this last weekend. I was still nursing Cerys back to health so I had to miss all the Friday sales. I did manage to get to a couple on Saturday including the one where I picked up this fab sculpture. It isn't signed but does look similar to Curtis Jere's Raindrop Tree. It may be a copy of one of his sculptures. I have plans to sell it but for now it will be enjoyed in our living room on top of our mid century modern stereo cabinet.
I still can't resist vintage notepaper, especially for this price. Many of my vintage stationary supplies sold very well and quickly at the Waldorf Winter Faire. I'm going to collect these through the year and sell them next December. I'm hoping to be a vendor at a few more Waldorf schools this year to help with my 2012 financial savings goal.
I want to discuss children and money a bit more in depth but for now I'll quickly share that on Sunday when Keiran and I were at Costco, he found a Cars 2 activity book that he desperately wanted. He had some money that his grandmother had given him before she travelled home to England. I asked if he wanted to spend $7.99 on the book.
The difference in a child's thought process when it is their money or "mom buys it for me" is night and day. He placed the book in the cart and then said to me "no I don't think I'll buy it" and went and put it back. A couple months ago he begged me to buy this poorly made table top pool table. It was a piece of junk so I stood strong and said no and that we'll wait for a better one. Yesterday at a yard sale we found it. Brookstone doesn't seem to sell these any more so I have no idea of the original price. Amazon has a folding mini pool table for $149. Ours is very solid though and last night it was played with for at least three hours. As I type this Dave and Keiran are playing on it again. I'm so glad that I said no to the junky one.
The lesson that I am teaching Keiran in delayed satisfaction is priceless.
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