Oh, Yard Sales, Yard Sales, Wherefore Art Thou, Yard Sales?
I was really looking forward to the first Saturday in April, and the plethora of yard sales that usually come along with it. I'm not really sure what's happening, but there were only a couple of sales listed.
The weather has not been cooperative, as it was still chilly and extremely windy, but the sun was out! I suppose the cold days are keeping folks from going through their things and making piles -- I know it's stopping me from organizing the Clover hoard on my enclosed deck -- but I was really hoping for a long day of sales.
Instead I got this one lonely purchase. Oh, well, it's better than nothing. I plan on painting it shabby chic white and hauling it with me to Clover Market. Which is next Sunday, by the way. Have I mentioned the hoard on my deck?
Fortunately, Thursday was a better day, and I scored a bunch of fine vintage items (suitcase and yellow box are my props) during my Flea Market visit. I know this Halloween cat would score me some big bucks -- perfect vintage condition, and a rarity -- but I sort of love it. So it's a keeper. I also bought the "18" for myself, since it's my lucky number, but upon reflection, a little too "racecar" for me. I'm on the fence about the scale too. There are only about twelve of them right here in my general vicinity, but the color is divine.
I may have gone a bit wild with the vintage figurines, but the price was right and I see them flying off of the Instagram sale pages. The iridescent birds are Enesco (Japan) with original label and the fuzzy cat is a Josef Originals, but the pink and black cow sugar bowl is my favorite find of this lot. The pink porcelain bell around her neck sealed the deal. I probably paid more than I should have, but I think she's REALLY old. I can't find anything like it online. Anybody have one?
More figurines, some ironstone, and a giant squirrel cookie jar. All for sale except for the Japan deer planter, of which I'm very enamored. I am going to hold on to her until the holidays and see how she looks with my reindeer gang.
Because I knew I would be heading to the flea market on Thursday, and in anticipation of lots of yard sales on Saturday, I tried to keep my thrift store shopping down to one day. Finding all of this on Tuesday -- some Christmas, a green metal toolbox, black Couroc skier plate, even the trolls -- made that decision easier.
Off to make some roasted asparagus and a big tray of pineapple stuffing! Enjoy the holiday!