At 4:45 a.m. on Friday morning, I arrived at an estate sale. I walked on the porch, using my iphone for light in search of the list. When I couldn't find the list I realized that I was first on the scene. This happens so rarely that my first thought was that I was missing a better sale somewhere else. I rummaged up a piece of paper in the van and signed my name. Climbed back in my van and waited for others to arrive.
While it sounds a little obsessive or maybe insane to wait that many hours for an estate sale to open I did have my sights set on this fabulous cabinet.
The minute I stepped in the door, I asked where the garage was. I then sprinted through the house, down some stairs at the back of the house, around a corner through a covered area, into the garage where I quickly scanned the room in search of this cabinet. Once I spotted it, I slapped my Sold sticker near the price and breathed a sigh of relief. Apparently five others had made a run for the garage as well with hopes to score this. If I had been number 3 or 4 on the list, this would not be sitting on my front porch as I type this.
These are the experiences and memories that I love about thrifting. Of course I prefer them when they go in my favor. There is always the item that got away.
Another vintage globe to add to my collection. This was came from the Sebastopol Flea Market on Sunday. The little owl came from the estate sale on Friday.
Overall it was a great Thrifting weekend.
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