As a ReSeller and professional Thrifter I have really very few requirements. For a perfect weekend I love finding sterling, gold and Mid Century Modern items. There are other items I'd love to uncover but really it's those three that leave me satisfied through the rest of the weekend. This weekend I found all three.
Friday I found this Sterling Wine Funnel above as well as a mid century modern light fixture (similar to this one) at estate sales in Novato.
Saturday, Keiran and I were first in the door to a rummage sale where I found these iittala water goblets and a few other items below.
A woman who had travelled from San Jose for the sale had asked me where I was headed once I was in the door. I told her that I'd head toward the books and Keiran would head toward the toys. Ironically as I was cutting down an isle to reach the books quicker I spotted a very large set of Denby dishes. I quickly put them in my rolling cart and continued on to the books.
My mother-in-law who lives in England is a woman after my own heart. She owns at least 8 different sets of dishes with the majority of them being Denby. She purchased most of them in the 70's and 80's. I fell in love with them quickly and even picked out a set for our wedding gift registry from a store called Debenhams.
When we lived in England we would comb the factory stores in search of "seconds" or dishes that were on sale. We even travelled to Denby and visited their factory. Denby is typically sold at Macy's and Nordstroms in the U.S. These jet dot plates above originally sold for around $43 each. At the rummage sale I bought dinner plates, salad plates, bowls and cups. These will be listed on eBay eventually after I get the 4 banker boxes of Heath listed. Sometimes I don't know why I buy dishes since I take forever to list them.
For those that focus primarily on dishes, do you have a certain favorite box to ship dinner plates in?
My last purchase which made my weekend perfect was a pair of gold tone earrings. I bought them because they were a style that I liked and that I think I could sell on eBay for at least $75. After I brought them home I took my jeweler's loupe and saw that they had a faint 14k marking on the back. I tested them with my gold testing kit and they were 14k gold. Not only that but the value in scrap gold alone was $386 yesterday. Today's value is $393. What a surprise.
The weekend was especially perfect as I got to watch both my children perform in the circus. It was a truly magical day watching them and seeing their confidence. Neither of the kids enjoy acting in plays. In fact Keiran wants non speaking roles because he find acting so uncomfortable. Both children shined in the circus. In fact I have never seen Cerys so happy and so confident as I did on Saturday night with her Circus group. It made me a proud mama. It also was a confirmation that Waldorf is the perfect education for my introvert and unique daughter and son. Here are photos from the event. Cerys is on the "tissue" in the 10th photo to the right.
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