So this isn't a post to show you all of my spectacular treasures that I found at an estate sale this morning (although I did find a couple of things, but not so spectacular). It's more of a complain post. I promise it won't be long and drawn out. Sometimes you just gotta vent.
This morning, I saw an ad in the paper for an estate sale that was literally 2 minutes up the road from my house. It was given by a company that I had never heard of before. I checked out the online photos and although nothing jumped out at me screaming "YOU HAVE TO HAVE ME!", I thought it was still worth a look.
So after dropping Maddie off at her first day of 5th grade ("Woo-hoo! Top of the school now!"), I headed up the road and parked in the "field" that the ad said to park in. It wasn't really a field, more like a small side yard. I got there about 30 minutes prior to the doors opening and was #11 on the list. Not too bad, I thought. There was one girl and her mother there that I see at a lot of the sales and they are both super nice. Evidently, they had been there since 6:00 am and were first in line. Did I miss something in the pictures? At about 10 till 9, someone working the sale came out and said "those of you on the list can go ahead and go in". Um, okay. There were about 40 people on the list by that time and the line was just starting to form. Needless to say, it was a free for all.
Have you ever watched Storage Wars Texas? You know Bubba, the big guy with glasses who always wears a University of Texas hat? I'm pretty sure he was there because he slammed me into the door frame tying to get by me. Ouch. Didn't even say sorry!
My whole point is that I felt really bad for the girl and her mother who had got there 3 hours early. There were no typical estate sale rules being followed or enforced at all. I'm glad it wasn't me getting there at the crack of dawn but it very easily could have been.
This is all I found
A cute plastic watering can, a tin measuring cup, a Bisquick cookbook, and a really dirty American flag.
An old Swedish Recipes cookbook and orphan squirrel shaker for Sister and the most amazing old hand tooled leather western belt for me!
And just in case I ever get a hankering to make some toothpick trees, I have enough Styrofoam balls to make a few.
I will definitely have to watch out for this company when they have their next sale. Hopefully by then, they will have learned some of the few simple rules of giving an estate sale.
Since it's Thursday, I think I will head over and link up with Suzanne over at The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Maybe I will see you there!
Until next time...