The Mister had to work this past weekend so I scheduled a babysitter so that I could squeeze in some junking before we left town again. Maren begged to go with me, and against my better judgment I acquiesced and let her come too. I truly enjoy her company, but estate sale shopping in an old and extremely crowded house and then a craft fair in the HOT sun is probably not most 6-year-olds' idea of a good time, and you can imagine the whining that ensued. I'd love to cultivate in her an interest in old things and the art of treasure hunting, but perhaps I'll stick to yard sales and thrift stores with her for the time being.
That being said, I did still find some treasures in our travels.
The contents of this box were from the doozy of an estate sale we attended. It was very conveniently located on the way to our chief destination, and since it was Saturday morning everything was 50% off. This estate sale company prices things very fairly to begin with, so at 50% off you can find really great, cheaper-than-the-thrift store deals! The 2-quart Ball jar was $1.50, for example. It had the original zinc lid but it was completely corroded through and had to be tossed. I also found four old yardsticks for my stash. (that reminds me--I made a yardstick project! I need to photograph and post that one when I get back home next week.)
After the estate sale, we headed over to our main destination, the Summer Horseshoe Market. I attended the Spring Market back in May and loved it so much that I couldn't wait to go back! This time there were even more vendors and wonderful things to look at. Because the market is held in a parking lot, it was HOT--too hot for my 6-year-old shopping partner, which prompted lots of complaints and asking when we were going to go home. We cooled down in the misting tent (smart addition to the market!) and ate a gourmet ice cream sandwich, but we just couldn't stay as long as I would have otherwise.
I did find a few things to bring home:
Pink Attic Cat booth, which just so happened to be the first one we entered as it's right at the Market entrance. I had birthday money burning a hole in my pocket but didn't want to spend it all five steps into the Market, so I decided to wait and if it was still available on our way out, I'd buy it. Well, we all know the Cardinal Rule of Junk Shopping: Buy It When You See It! I just knew that I'd be SO disappointed if I saw someone walking around with MY pink jug, so we headed back to Pink Attic Cat and to my relief, it was still there! It's in beautiful condition and it even works. Even though I only made one 'big' purchase at the market, I couldn't be more pleased with my treasure!
Did you do any junking over the weekend?