Yesterday, I saw that there was an estate sale at an old farm right by the place where I work. I asked my boss if I could take my lunch early (9:45 is a pretty early lunch) and, when she heard that it was to go shop, she asked if she could go along. She'd never been to an estate sale before!
We got there about 15 minutes after they opened (though I heard that, being a family-run sale, they'd opened almost an hour early). I found some really good stuff, but it certainly felt strange to be walking through the fields, the barn and the dirt & stone wall basement in my 'business casual' work clothes! I think my boss had fun, though she didn't buy anything. She lived not far from there and told me the history of the family -- at one time they'd owned 100s of acres of land all around and the earliest subdivisions had their name!
Here are some of the treasures I picked up at lunch:
|An assortment of Gurley candles|
|A large clothespin bag FULL of vintage clothespins and 2 graniteware tubs|
|Look at the tiny plastic ornaments -- is that the angel's bottom that we see?!|
|This cute little child's umbrella has a bunny for the handle|
|3 inlaid USA puzzles from the 1950s and 60s|
|A big bag of old garland -- for .25, who could pass it up?|
|I love these toys from the 1950s -- I used to have a red cowboy hat just like this!|
|This is my favorite thing == a truly kitschy, 18" high K-mart Christmas tree with little ornaments|
|I'm including this pic because this is my entry in JunkerNewbie's 'Would You Buy It Wednesday. So, would you buy it for $2?|