On Wednesday, my friend Bargain Hunter
On Thursday morning, I helped work the sale. It was a new experience being on the other side of the sale! We were thinking that the morning would be super-busy, but it wasn't advertised in the newspaper (just on craigslist) so the traffic was slow, but steady. There were a few interesting encounters, but nothing too crazy.
Bargain Hunter had said that she didn't think there'd be anything at the sale I'd want, but she was wrong! She just didn't count on my passion for random stuff. My friend's father had been a draftsman and I got several lots of old mechanical pencils, pens and pencil leads and his old safety glasses.
|Prom dress, complete with full-length gloves|
|Bridesmaid's dress. She said her sister never liked it -- gee, I wonder why?|
|Peignoir set -- isn't it lovely?|
|A great webbed chaise!|
The greatest prize of all, though, was a large (6") 1950s or 60s diorama sugar egg -- just like the ones my sister and I had as kids. Ours disappeared long ago (probably thrown out by my parents, because I know I save everything!) This egg is in perfect condition, though maybe a little faded on the outside (amazing for something made entirely out of sugar and icing). It even has its box! My friend was selling it and no amount of convincing on my part would make her keep it. I was so excited to have it! I'll have to make sure that my sister, who is a total Luddite and never goes near a computer, will see this post -- she'll be excited, too.
|The beautiful egg!|
|Look at the sweet scene inside -- there are even chickens!|
I plan to hit some sales this week and continue working on reorganizing the basement so I can start getting creative. Right now, it's getting close to hoarder's paradise. I'm not walking on boxes yet, but I am starting to have pathways between the stuff. I guess I'm not ready for my TV debut, though, because the mess is making me crazy and I'm driven to sort, organize and de-stash. I'll have some pictures as the project continues.