That might have been my dad's first experience with an estate sale, aside from my Gram's estate auction last year, and it was definitely his first experience with the mad rush that is the opening of an estate sale!
We'd seen some vintage Pyrex in the preview photos and went straight to the kitchen. We were the first to reach it and my dad was able to scoop up some really great pieces at great prices! On the way into the kitchen, I spotted an item that may just be up there on my Top Ten finds, EVER:
The jar was my best find, but there were a few other goodies as well. The milk glass sugar bowl is the twin of one I bought a few months ago. I love it so much but I can't decide whether to keep one and sell one, or sell them as a pair. The silver metal trophy is in German and marked 1951.
Jillian can shed some light on this?
The last thing I bought was this big box o' Christmas junk for $10. It was hard to see what was inside but I figured even if I could find 10 good things worth $1, I'd be okay, and just peeking in I could see a pinecone elf and some mercury glass beads.
I definitely found more than 10 good things, though not all of them I would have paid $1 for. Verdict on this box? Eh. Not a total bust, but not the bonanza I was hoping for.
Even though my junk finds were great (THAT JAR!! swoon), the best part of the sale was sharing the fun with my Dad! He's a treasure hunter at heart just like me, and knows the thrill of finding a hidden gem. It was fun to shop with him and then also to meet up later and share our finds. I wish we lived closer together so that we could shop together more often!
Did you find any good junk this weekend? Have you ever gone junking with your parents?