Saturday, September 29, 2007
An AWESOME Yard Sale Day!
I found this yard sale completely by accident and I'm so happy that I did. I was driving by the campus of James Rumsey Technical Institute and noticed that there were people and cars everywhere. Then I saw the magic words written on a sign ...... YARD SALE.... I whipped my car around at the next wide spot in the road and found a great parking spot.
As you can see from these photos, there were tons of vendors and shoppers.
The two pictures above show my favorite finds of the day. On the left, is a Strawberry Shortcake and Apricot tin that I bought for 50 cents. This woman had a table and about ten boxes filled with strawberry themed items. Sadly, her mother, the original collector of all that sweet goodness, passed away in October. This sweet lady was selling what she could bear to part with. She took my name and number just in case she runs across anything else SSC. I thought of my friend Claire while I was shopping this lady's both because she had everything you would need to decorate a strawberry themed kitchen.
On the photo on the right, you see the woman who made my yard-sale huntin' strawberry shortcake lovin' heart skip a beat. The vintage SSC stove/sink combo and refrigerator belonged to her 26 year old daughter when she was younger. She sold me the set for $20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was also extremely kind and helpful in helping me take the stove hood off so I could fit it in my taurus. I've decided that I really need a truck for all of this yard sale madness!
I only went to one other sale today and it was also a good one - albeit it not as huge. The first two pictures I posted show everything else that I bought today, with the exception of a Longaberger basket tree that I purchased for $10. I plan to resell the jewelry box and jewelry. Everything else is a keeper.