That said, I did go to an interesting sale last Saturday. It was advertised as 'Cleaning out grandma & grandpa's place, lots of household and linens and barn stuff. Much of it will be free'. Seriously -- who can pass up a sale that advertises FREE?
It was about 45 minutes from my house, down lots of country back roads. It was really a pretty drive on a sunny day and I got there about 20 minutes before it was open. I saw a lady in the garage and she said she was open and I should come on in. No kidding -- most of it was free! Nothing was spectacular and some bordered on junk, but I did get a couple of metal utility carts and a chest of drawers that need to be painted, a mid-century coffee table, small side table, some linens and many games. There were two great finds: a mid-century wall shelf unit (one of the geometric ones) and a Hasko Mystic Board. My van was completely packed (one of the men there had to help me arrange it all to get everything in) and I only spent $12! That's fun!
Unfortunately, Mr. KV helped me unload it before I remembered to take pictures. Here's the Mystic Board, though.
|It's like a Ouija board and is from the 1940s. |
I'd never heard of them, but it's an interesting piece
|Collie bookends. They've been mended, but are still cool|
|A hodge-podge of glasses and cups|
|Linens and Cookbooks|
|A tidbit tray made from china (I've often wondered if the manufacturers made these or if kits were sold for do-it-your-selfers, as they're obviously made from plates & bowls)|
|Irmi child's step chair|
|Vintage birthday candle holders in their original boxes|
|A MARVELOUS mid-century drink set.|
It even has a blown-glass stirrer!
Some of these treasures went to the mall and others to Etsy -- some are already sold! It's a good thing, too, because there are gallons and gallons of gas represented in those few pictures. I'm really looking forward to the end of garage sale season, so I can go back to estate sales without feeling like I'm missing something by not hitting the road and going from yard sale to yard sale.