Woke up this morning to 73(!) yard sales listed in the online (local) newspaper, in addition to the abundance of crappy goodness on Craig's List. You can usually find more tomatoes here on the East Coast in July and August than yard sales -- those hot, sticky, unbearable months are better spent beach-bound than digging through one's garage and attic. But come September, everyone is ready to clean out. Except for me. I'm ready to treasure hunt!
So in addition to the 73(!) listed for tomorrow, there was one that started today. And it sounded glorious. "Blow-out sale of 60+ years" gets me every time.
I headed over right after school drop-off. And I wasn't disappointed. The house was small, but it was jam-packed with stuff. I literally felt myself hyperventilating when I saw how much was in there. And the sign that said "anything not marked is a quarter" made me smile too. Now remember, I had already missed the rush of dealers who got there an hour earlier at 8AM.
This is my haul (except for the bookcase --got that here) -- $17 dollars worth of heart palpitations and treasure-hunting funfunfun! I was on a serious high after this outing!
This huge heavy Jesus head statue actually has a section in the back that holds its original cross, cloth, and holy water bottle. I don't know whether to put this on Etsy or to try my hand at Ebay -- what do you think? I know some of you bloggers do both -- how do you decide where to list?
I don't know which saint this represents, but he is almost Halloween decor, with his black robe, orange rosary beads, and the skull at his feet!
I was guessing they were from the 1940's - early 1960's, and fortunately some of them are dated. These say 1941. Haven't gone through them yet, but I'm hoping to find more from the forties.
Can't wait to hit some of those 73 sales tomorrow! Wonder how many I can get in before the first grade 9:30 soccer game?