I had errands to run on Friday and the sales did not look all that great. I decided to get stuff done and was on the tail end of my errands and heading home. Two blocks from my house I saw the sign...ESTATE SALE.
Of course I decided to take a quick detour.
It was a digger sale. At first I only found a few things. I then added a few more. Once I got to the basement I had to find a big box to hold it all. It really was a very good errand detour. The Christmas table cloth and the chenille minty throw were fun finds.
The upstairs had a gather and ask sign. I dug through boxes of holiday...lots of stuff I did not want, but some good treasures.
The ball of twine will be headed to Plucky Maidens (I will be a vendor there soon), and a pair of candle hugger angels. The flag I had to remove from the basement wall as it was stuck up with thumbtacks. I look everywhere.
I said this was a digger sale. That means you find about anything and stuff has not been sorted through. I was really happy to find this old tube of toothpaste. It will live in my bathroom curiosity cabinet.
A pair of Christmas stockings and a box of old laundry soap. I love this old box. It is huge and the graphics are great. It has a tiny bit of soap left in it. Why it was never tossed is a mystery.
More digging in the basement. A bubble pipe, a water sprinkler top, an old velvet jewelry box and a tiny chenille chick (with wire feet).
Some old wrapping paper, vintage New Year napkins (to add to my stash) and a red plastic heart box.
This tulip patterned jar was filthy and found in the basement pantry. I had my flashlight looking at each and every shelf. I think it is a jar, but I have not seen this shape before. Light shade? The rubber ring behind I am calling a float ring and it will be used in my someday beach house (a better photo of it in the first shot).
I paid for all my stuff and as I was checking out I asked the woman running the sale about an awning I had seen in the basement. It was in the original box. She hadn't even seen it down there. The box was torn and it looked like there was an awning top and metal legs. It was red and white striped. I didn't pull it out much as it was really dirty. She gave me a price. I decided to gamble on it and took it home.
OH MY! It is a great red and white striped awning. It has a valance that hangs down that is SCALLOPED with FRINGE. I think all the legs and supports are there but have not put it together yet. It is 8 x 16. That is huge. Not quite sure what I will do with it yet, but it may make its debut at my garage sale this year. How cool would that be as an attention getter?
A super fun end to my errand day.