We moved into our home around April 23rd and for 21 days we were without the internet. What went wrong? Really I couldn't even tell you. AT&T told us so many excuses and silly reasons why we didn't have internet, their favorite being "there was a problem with the order", but it still took them 3 weeks to get us connected to the outside world. In the end it was the amazing work of two local engineers that were our heroes. They rallied for us while the call center people at AT&T simply read from scripts. No matter what we told them, like how I probably lost $1500 in business because of this, they didn't show any empathy or care. By the end we were at wits end. So this is why Apron Thrift Girl fell off the grid. We are now back on and I've spent the last few days trying to get my business on-line.
Now back to thrifting.....
I had my first good weekend in a month. When I'm distracted (aka packing, purging, moving) I lose my thrift mojo. This last Saturday it was back and I felt like celebrating.
My day started at a Waldorf rummage sale in Petaluma. I later moved on to a neighborhood sale in a historic area of Petaluma. I found the above, somewhat Art Nouveau silver and glass box by WMF.
The second sale that I went to I found a nice collection of beautiful Sterling flatware. I can't recall the last time I found so much sterling in one place. This was a gift from the Thrift Gods and just the thing I need to plump up my business checking account. I'm hoping to get them listed this week. I can't tell you how much I needed this find.
The beauty about PBN's is that from a distance they can look fantastic. Up close this poor thing looks terrible. It is now on my growing PBN wall in the kitchen and looks perfect. I paid $4.25.
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I had picked up this bowl and a matching bowl when the seller said that she had a few more dishes inside! Well I won't argue with that. She brought out 2 dinner plates and a salad plate. This is my favorite finish of all the Heath dishes. I do have a 4 small plates in a Martha Stewart blue that I adore as well but not as much as this dark blue. While I was packing these up an older gentleman told me that he used to work for Heath. Of course my eyes lit up and I began asking questions. Well, let's just say, he was a bit bitter about his former employer. He said that he was paid pennies to work while management made all the money. Interject some light profanity, add some more and then he was on his way to another sale. Gulp. I still thanked him for sharing and giving me some insight by someone that worked in the company.
I decided to try the Sebastopol Flea Market on Sunday morning since I'm now officially a Sebastopol resident. I used to attend this flea market every summer when we vacationed down here in Sonoma County. I found this sculpture right before I was set to go home. I was drawn to the colors as well as the Modernist style of design that he had. This will be going in my eBay shop.
I have a busy week ahead with continuing to get everything relisted from my closed listings, list books on Amazon and continue to set up my now much smaller office.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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Don't forget to visit Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds.