Friday, February 19, 2010

Estate sale friday...

Got up at the crack of dawn to hit todays estate sales. These are always a hit or miss kind of thing and after waiting in line for two hours one hopes to find something, anything...The ad showed promise.. "Nothing thrown away for 50 years" "Four generations worth of stuff" "Quality items from England and France"
I was stoked!!
The clock was ticking down....Almost 8 o'clock..Door is opening...
What the....!!! Is this the same house they described so gloriously
in the ad??? Excitement turned to oh that sinking feeling...
faded chintz was brown polyester...blue and white transferware last years Target,
old tarnised silverware nowhere in sight....delicate laces,silk crepe nightgowns,
old jewelry bits and bobs...nothing...nada...zilch..
Empty handed and defeated I got in my car to drive to the nearest bathroom...
( I needed that for two hours now )
Stopping at the nearest It's a Grind for my first cup of coffee(ahh..)
Back to the classifieds to plan out tommorrows ...100 years of stuff..

5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, that ad talked the talk, but didn't walk the walk. Next time!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I just went and watched all The Ukettes videos and now you have a new fan! I especially love "Can't Keep a Good Girl Down"! With your permission, could I post that video on my blog for March 8th, International Women's Day? I'll credit you and link to your blog as well. Way to follow your bliss!

miss*R said...

that is just so disappointing when you get excited only to arrive and find it is absolute crap... *oh would it not be divine to be able to go to a real flea market brocante in France!!*

nostalgia*gal said...

Greetings! I am new to the blog world also. An old calihippy from Carmel CA. that is now in Nashville Tn Antique dealers here...its a dream world, but ever so often those adds get the best of us. Don't ya dread them!!
How on earth do you manage to wait so long for your coffee??!! I make my super duper strong French roast coffee to go....in a huge container.
Best Wishes, cindykay

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I have been to these sales and it really makes you so mad that they've beefed up the add noing good and well, it's pure junk and not even good junk. Wow, so you are driving to Texas for the big shows, hope you are bringing a UHaul! You'll hopefully finds lots to haul home. There are several Calif. girls that always shop with me, so much fun. Look me up, I'd love to meet you. I'm at Zapp Hall. There's a show magazine you can pick up on any of the grounds that will show you where all the shows are, which are miles upon miles, in case you haven't been before. I'll do a few more informative posts that might interest you. Happy Junkin, Theresa

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