Friday morning Olive from Olive Out and I started at 7:45 to hit two yard sales, two estate sales, and one church rummage sale across about 30 miles round trip.
We are good. We are fast. Back by lunch!
On Saturday morning I took off for the second day of another estate sale.
Second day means 50% off.
The lines were long at all three of the estate sales, but I ended up Saturday afternoon with two trucks filled and stuff overflowing into the house.
I worked hard all Saturday and Sunday afternoon to clean, sand, paint, and tag as many items as possible and take them to Riverfront Antique Mall.
Excuse the photos. Some are terrible. Some are missing.
Just look and enjoy the junk!
An old corner cupboard ripped from the wall of an old home.
Here it is being sanded - that is all it needed.
And a good cleaning!
A stack of wire racks and metal tool caddies.
Cleaning and maybe painting.
I have not gotten to these yet.
Such a sweet little face.
Of course, I changed him/her.
See the post later in the week.
Stacks of vintage linens.
I will show the tablecloths.
Olive bought me a $2 Rowenta iron to use to press all this stuff.
I have got to find that thing.
Two more tablecloths and a glass swan tray.
Two picnic baskets.
Only needed a little de-spidering.
I love it when I find items which will go to the store without a lot of fooling with.
I gave all a waxing and loaded them up.
*Get the email alerts ahead of time and look at the pictures closely. If you see something you cannot live without, memorize where it might be in the house.
For me, it was this croquet set - fully equipped from the fifties. Right there in the corner of the garage where I thought it was hiding.
*Get there a little early to get a good parking spot.
*If it is cold and rainy, stay in the car with the heater running instead of standing in the line.
*Be sure to smile smugly when someone says, "I wanted that!"
Plastic, not plaster, love scene - very French-looking, not very me, but perfect for my booth.
A stack of mirrored vanity trays.
Finally, a bust of a young girl.
Have not decided to keep or sell.
You know how I love heads on the mantel.
She may stay awhile even though she weighs a ton.
Well, not really a ton, about fifteen pounds.
About two feet high
There are boxes and bags of other things that I may show you as they get make-overs.
I am worn-out from all the primping the junk needed.
This week we have declared an all-out war against the jungle our yard has become.
If I seem distance, it is not because I do not love you.
It is probably because I am in bed sound asleep.
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