Friday, June 3, 2011

ESTATE SALE FINDS




Yesterday my daughter and I went to an estate sale nearby. This one was weird in a way that I couldn't quite figure out. It looked like the owners had just walked out to go to work or out for the day. Everything you would expect in a modern day home was there including all the usual yard tools, furniture, clothes, dishes, pictures on the wall, art in process in the den. We asked the gal on the way out why the sale and she said she didn't know as she had just come that day to help out. Wasn't there for the pricing, etc.

Sue picked up a couple of canvases for her artwork and 5 small size canning jars. The type with the wire rim and glass lids that lock with the wire. there were boxes of canning jars and they were only 50c. I found one green one and bought it. Medium size. It also had the glass lid and wire locking. What really got me excited was I picked up a box of dominoes and opened it. Brand new never out of the plastic. They were 8.00 but I felt very worthwhile as I have been watching with fascination the gals who have been making the little domino books. I had some dominoes but they were just too small. These are 1" wide by 2" tall - just perfect. I see some little books in my future. The other thing was a white rabbit fur collar. I could just picture it on my mannequin at Christmas time down in Florida. Closed with a large rhinestone or other brooch. Harv says "Marie" will be better dressed then him. The name comes from the fmbutler - freda marie. My alter ego. I wish I had one here too but probably better I don't. I also picked up some odds and ends. Two packs of very old playing cards good for collage.

We went up to Barrington, IL for lunch and Sue has a nasty virus/cold and had taken some cold medicine that hit her and she felt sick and very tired. We didn't stay too long but went home so she could lay down before the kids came home from school. They are from 8 to 15 so they would be fine. Her hubby was in New Orleans for the day on business. Flew out in the morning and back at night. He had to do a presentation. He says he would rather do that then have to stay overnight. No luggage to worry about and you sleep in your own bed. Today she still felt blah so I told her you just have to go with it and let it run its course.

8 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

what a bizarre sale....worth going to though

fabriquefantastique said...

what a bizarre sale....worth going to though

fabriquefantastique said...

what a bizarre sale....worth going to though

Debra Spincic said...

You just never know about people.

gocrazywithme said...

We share a philosophy on colds. Sometimes you fight them and fight them, and finally you just have to give in and let them have their way with you, and then you get better.

You find the neatest stuff at your sales!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've seen some pretty nice jewelry made with dominoes too, so I would say that was a pretty good find.

Gina E. said...

That is a lovely domino set. I wouldn't like to break it up for craft use! As soon as I saw the photo on your blog, it reminded me of my childhood when my brothers and I used to play Dominoes.
The estate sale sounds like a deceased estate. Whenever I hear about a family being wiped out in a traffic accident, I wonder what happens to their home...

Queen Bee's Musings said...

i found some dominios at my last sale but did not have the nice case. I think older and were in a box. but always fun to find those treasures.