I’m not sure this estate sale thing is really for me. The first few times I went, it was great, a cool new thrifty experience. It was something I had never done before. New treasures were to be found, interesting people to meet, old homes to see etc. But this past Saturday, I was shocked to see the rudeness of people come out.
6:00am – Awoken by 8 yr old son, on a Saturday morning, 40 min before scheduled alarm. Not happy.
6:30am – Get up, no point in trying to go back to sleep. Lay out ground rules for weekend mornings. No getting out of room before 7:00am.
7:10am – After COFFEE, head out the door to sale.
7:30am – Turning onto the road where the sale is, notice A LOT of cars. Sheesh! Really? Park and walk to door where a thick crowd had already gathered. Did I say it was snowing? Hard? Ya, it was.
7:45am – Get # 38, proceed back to warm car till 8:00am
8:00am – More people waiting, stuck behind people who do not have #’s. See pushing, hear yelling, swearing, anger. (is this really worth it?)
8:17am – Get inside. The house is barren. I waited all this time to enter an almost empty home? Really? NOT WORTH IT! I leave with 4 things. Boo.
A stash of vintage wrapping paper that I think it pretty cool and funky!
Can be purchased here. 3 Thrifty Ladies: Wrap
4 Cute spoon rests in these two funky vintage colours, teal and mustard.
Can be purchased here. 3 Thrifty Ladies: Spoon Rests
My favorite find of the day was at a separate sale in more of an upscale neighbourhood. There wasn’t much at this sale either, but I managed to purchase these pretty pink glasses. I just love them. They remind me of the glasses at Anthropolgie a little bit.
I debated whether to list them, and yes, I did. I know they’ll sell as they are just too pretty to pass up. 3 Thrifty Ladies: Pink Drinking Glasses