Saturday was the mother of all junking days here in my 'hood, with an advertised "Hoarder's Estate Sale" (that I've had on my radar for WEEKS), a town-wide yard sale, a Lion's Club Flea Market, and the usual mid-September plethora of sales.
Sadly, the hoarder sale was a complete bust. Not only did we waste a half hour of prime yard sale time waiting in line (as the newbie estate sale company slowwwwlyyy let in 2 people at a time to the tiny house), but once inside found little of value, high prices, and unwilling negotiators. And maybe a mouse dropping or twelve.
I walked out empty-handed, but Mr. VJIMT got these framed patriotic sheet music pieces:
Fortunately, there were a gagillion more yard sales to dig through and it wasn't yet 9am.
I was looking for a large stool to use at my still-figuring-it-out computer workstation. I'm not a big fan of stools, as I'm not very nimble and have short, stubby legs -- kind of like a Corgi -- but this one looked like it might be easy to climb up on. The cushion is in desperate need of some repairs, but I liked the art deco-ness about it, so I think it will be easy to resell if it doesn't work out.
Three pretty green, blue and aqua suitcases, each at a separate sale.
Three vintage cameras, also found separately.
Everything you see next (and one of the cameras) was from just one sale, which I nearly missed because it was set way back in the garage area with no sign out front. There were 4 people sitting in front of the driveway in lawn chairs waiting for customers. I thought they were just chit-chatting and enjoying the lovely weather.
Vintage red wagon.
A bunch of local yearbooks and football programs. I was hoping to find some photos of hunky graduate Michael Landon, but he didn't attend until the mid 1950s.
A Bobbsey Twins book, in good condition for about a hundred years until ruined with a price sticker. Grrr.
Various pieces of bling.
Old-school pencil sharpener.
Best of all was this amazing scale. It is a great small size with an exquisitely ornate weight indicator.
I was pretty sure it was the best find of the day.
Until we came across this fabulous green velvet Victorian armchair at the very end of the day -- it had just been marked half off, and she came down even more when we showed interest. I would love to use it at the afore-mentioned computer workstation but is so not high enough. Drat.
I finally got to the flea market at 1pm, not really expecting to find anything but hey, you never know.
I think we had a pretty spectacular day anyway though, don't you think?