Last Estate Sale for 2020
Everyone loves a good Estate Sale. right? The only problem in this day and age is going when there isn't a crowd. That's why I went to this one during the last hour of the sale. It was held in a beautiful Victorian house not far from me and even though it was the last hour, I scored some great pieces.
The first thing that caught my eye was the jewelry. The dining room table was covered in it and there were two jars filled with random pieces. Sadly they were marked $10 each. A little too rich for my blood because, let's face it, I'm
cheap I mean, 'frugal'.
I did get them, but they're part of the story. Keep reading....
I'll tell you about the scissors in a minute.
I kept looking and spied two silver bowls on top of a cabinet.
A friend has been looking for bowls like these and when the gentleman running the sale heard me say that, he cut the price in half. The hunt was on!
The next room I went into was the sewing room where I found the pinking shears made by Wiss for only $2. They were set aside with the bowls. The room was a bit of a mess with most of the fabric and trim picked over, but I found this beautiful dress and jacket.
Every pearl is sewn on this outfit - no glue here!
I can't tell you why, but I fell in love with it. I have nowhere to wear it and I wasn't even sure it would fit.
It was $20 and my husband - aka 'The Enabler' told me to get it. It was set aside with the bowls and the scissors.
Up the stairs we went to a room filled with wedding gowns. They were gorgeous, but I was not in the market for one. The next stop was the room filled with holiday decorations, silk flowers, wreaths, etc. Since it was the end of the day, it was pretty picked-over, but I found this sweet set of wings made from feathers for $5. Who can resist wings made of feathers?
Back downstairs we went where I added the wings to the dress, scissors, and bowls. Out of the corner of my eye was a beautiful silver plate for a dollar. I grabbed it!
It was time to 'Wheel & Deal'. I really wanted the jars of jewelry, but there was no way I was paying $10 per jar. With everything bundled together I asked how much for all of it AND the jars of jewelry. The gentleman running the sale looked at me, thought for a minute, and said, '$30'. Seriously?? I couldn't get the cash out fast enough!
That's right, the dress, scissors, bowls, plate, wings, and two jars of jewelry for 30 bucks. I did a little Happy Dance.....
If you've been doing any math while reading, the total was pretty incredible. Considering the dress was $20, wings-$5, scissors-$2, and silver plate-$1. That's $28 dollars and there were still 2 silver bowls and 2 jars of jewelry. I think I got a deal!
The bowls have been sent to my friend (she really likes them, btw) and I have plans for everything else....any guesses as to what I'll be doing with my latest finds?
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