Last Saturday I was able to go to my first estate sale of the year! I got up at 5:AM, and made it to Minneapolis by 6:30. The sale didn't start until 9:00, but I was still number 22! It's getting to be that you have to get to these sales at 3:00 in the morning to get a good number! Ridiculous!
It was a very cold morning! But I had brought a big thermos of hot coffee, donuts, and a thick blanket. I was able to keep the car turned off for the most part, and only run the engine now and then to get some heat back in the car.
I "hunkered" down and watched the crazy people! Look at them stepping into the shrubs and peeking in.
At 8:30 we got our "real" numbers. I lucked out because number 21 didn't show! I moved one ahead! At 9:00 they opened the doors and said "OK, we will take #1 through #20"! Oh Nooooooo!
But I lucked out again and someone didn't show!
So I got in with the first wave!
I'm sorry, many of these things were in my "Market Monday".
There were at least 100 of these dress pot holders! Each one different and totally cute. I should have grabbed more than 6, but I had to keep moving because this was a super competitive sale.
This woman had been a doll and toy collector. And the basement was loaded with dolls of every kind. But there was a doll collector there that had gotten #1 in line, and she was hoarding everything!
The only dolls I grabbed were these little guys because I seriously just wanted to get out of her way!
There was a room with tons of fabric! And I found this cute vintage nursery print, and an aqua unfinished apron.
These vintage sheets were $3 each! The flat and fitted were there, but when I got home I realized that I never looked for the pillow cases. Oh well.
I put them right into the wash! Aren't they sweet? And for $6!
Then I came upon these pretty little egg cups for $1 each. I didn't have any, and I thought they'd be good for displaying my vintage Easter Eggs.
Then I found more Vintage Easter Eggs! Haa! Can you believe that's the second time that week that I found that egg with the duck couple on it? lol
These are teeny tiny. Like the potholders, there were also over a hundred of these glass hens at this sale. All different shapes and sizes!
OK, ARE YOU READY TO SEE THE STARS OF THE SHOW???
A vintage Ohio Art Co. tin dolly push cart....for $6!
I know I should sell this, but I just can't! Let me just hold on to it for a few years at least! lol
And 5 vintage Beatrix Potter figurines...$3 each! Love love love!
Not bad for the first sale of the season I'd say.
Ok Friends, I wanted to let you know that there won't be a "Market Monday" next week or the one after that because I'll be moving! I also wanted to THANK YOU so much for making M.M so easy and fun!
I appreciate each sale so much! :)
And here are a couple sneak peaks of our new place. The current residents were still there when I took the pics, but at least you can see a bit.
Until Next Time,
Mom says that the counter tops will be a pain to keep clean. But I don't care because I think they're cute! The stove is gas, and all the appliances are stainless steel...also hard to clean. oh well!
This is just a space to fill with
Pyrex cute things!
Haa! They look NEON in this pic, but really they're more mellow.
The ceiling in the kitchen is white bead-board too!
And this is the fireplace in the living room. It's wood burning, and the current residents said that they use it all the time!
I can't wait to get in and get it decorated!
Wellie too :)