This weekend surprised me. There were several yard or estate sales listed on Craig’s list. I wrote them all down, planned our route, got Freedom on his leash and in the truck. Off we went. We drove all over south Nashville but didn’t find much at all. Our neighborhood always wakes up late and starts their sales even later. So we weren’t surprised to find two as we headed towards home. The first was a moving sale. Here’s what I found there.
Would you believe these are folding chairs? We bought four matching chairs. Once we got them home, we noticed one is missing the wooden part at the front of the seat. Ron is going to try to replace it. He’ll have to create a new piece that will match. He’s a good carpenter and I think he’ll be able to do it. My daughter said that if I changed the upholstery to toile, she’ll have to sneak them out of my booth. I think I’ll leave the seats as they are.
This pot is really quite large. I love enameled cookware.
These two pieces are pretty.
I love the color of this one!
The box hasn’t even been opened. This will make a sweet Christmas present for some little boy or girl.
So will these cars for some big guy.
My favorite find at this sale was this standing candle holder. I haven’t found a place for it in my house yet. Ron chuckled when I said I might have to keep it for a while.
This was a find at the first sale we went to. I love the twig look to it and of course the colors.
At the last sale, I found books. I mean I found books. Many many books. This is just a few of them.
There are books for every interest. There are papermaking books and books on using the paper you make. You can learn to carve, use plaster, make gardens, make garden decoratives. There are cookbooks. I think I bought sixty-three books at that sale. I went through all the books just picking out the ones that looked good. I really didn’t even pay attention to the subject matter. When I got home, I had such fun looking through them. I doubt I will ever have too many books.
Even though most of my books are in a booth in a flea market, they’re still mine until someone buys them. My book booth has been a personal library for some of the other dealers. They come in, borrow a book and then replace it when they’ve finished it. The book booth has given me the most pleasure of any of my booths.
Even though I thought yard sales were over, I was thrilled to find such fun things. I hope next week is as good. Did you have any sales where you are. Don’t you just envy those in the south who have sales year round. I do feel bad that those in the north have such a short season. I’ll be thankful for those I can find during our winter.