I got to the sale right as it was opening and figured if there was any vintage goodies the dealers in the area would already be all over it. I could have strangled my husband as we walked in. To get inside was this weird pathway that wove through the yard. I was stuck behind like 5 people and he decided to go the other way and low and behold it was short cut. He beat me into the house and quickly disappeared. Right when I walked in I saw a china cabinet and remembered it was the one piece of furniture I had any interest in. I walked up to it and saw it wasn't sold and it was priced REALLY reasonably. I quickly had it marked as sold and then went to wander. There were a ton of stained glass windows that had been removed from the house but that was about it. When I found my husband and told him about the cabinet he was fine with me getting it so I paid and said we would come back for it in the afternoon.
Well, I guess I failed to mention this cabinet was one of those meant for real fancy displays with a mirrored back, glass shelves and sides, and lighting. When we went back for it I also realized it was a lot bigger than I thought. By the time we got it home and amazingly in one piece I realized it was going to be hard to find it a place in our tiny little house. As my mother in law says, "Where there is a will, there is a way," and with a lot of rearranging it now has a new home and so does my Pyrex!
If you looked closely you would see my newest edition, Saxony!!! I splurged big time, which is not like me. I couldn't help it though, this is definitely my all time favorite piece.
It was also the longest garage sale weekend across the river from me. I picked up just two things.
And my first picnic basket. The couple at this sale were really interesting. I bartered with the husband, he seemed a little easier to work with and I liked him especially after he told me I had a good eye.
I've been ordering things here an there off Ebay for Sisterita's b-day. One of my items got mixed up with someone else's and so the other buyer and I ended up arranging a swap. This lady was so sweet and sent me a gift because she said I was so easy to work with. She sent me these:
Super cute cocktail napkins. These are something I would totally buy. Sometimes you just meet the sweetest people online. I like the one with the dog that says, "Sniffer."
Last but not least, I went back to the sale this morning and bought myself one of the windows now that they were half off. I wanted to buy them all, but I practiced restraint. Lets hope I keep getting lucky on these sales and that my house doubles in size so I have more room!
I'm headed over to Sir Thrift A Lot's Thriftasaurus.