You would think that after our five days in junking heaven, I would be just a little bit tired of treasure hunting. At least for a day or two, right?
C'mon, you know me better than that!
We got home late Friday night. Bright and early Saturday morning I was pestering Mr. VJIMT to head out with me to a yard/estate sale or two. Especially since the kids were still away and there would be no pressure to buy any Barbies.
There were actually only two listed, so I knew our adventures would be quick. He was hesitant at first, but reluctantly agreed to come with me.
This is the trunk of my car after stop #1.
And this is what was in the trunk of my car. Which HE found for a song in the basement of the estate sale I dragged him to.
I think he was glad he went!
Fortunately, there also happened to be a screwdriver in the basement and he was able to take it apart so we wouldn't have to make two trips.
My finds were a little easier to pack into the car… like this chalkware wedding cake topper from the 1950s.
It's in pristine condition -- no paint loss or chips!
There we found this interesting front from an old cash register.
But even more exciting was this old yellowware batter bowl, at an insanely affordable price.
I had been lusting after many of these yellowware bowls in Bouckville, but they were well out of my price range. Especially unchipped, as this one is.
I wanted to add it to our collection sitting atop our kitchen countertops. All of these were purchased well before the year 1995, or whenever Martha decreed it “cool” to collect them. And thereby jacking up the price.
The seller had two others she was offering as a set, again at a very reasonable price. The larger one is 12 inches wide at the top; the smaller 10 inches.
I passed them up.
Then I obsessed over thought about them for a couple of hours.
Then I went back and got them (to sell on Etsy, I told myself).