Last Saturday, I went to my first estate sale auction! Oh, how I loved it. Aside from the fact that the A/C in the home could not accommodate all the folks inside, it was lots of fun. I was by myself because James had appointments (Yay!!) so I was fairly hesitant about bidding. This estate sale had lots of vintage sewing items the first day but they were gone by the time auction time came around. I bid on several lots but did not win any until we went outside. There was a lovely antique dresser/vanity missing one drawer. The bid started at $10, I met the bid–no one bid against me–so I went home with this beautiful dresser for $11.86!! How cool is that?

Where else? Mini storage clear out. James bought a beautiful vintage silk screened oriental painting for his office. It’s about 5 ft high by 3 ft wide–$15! It looks marvelous in his office. We found several great garage sales before we even left our neighborhood. I got the rose light cover (1920s-30s) for only $2.

I have to check on any auctions this weekend. They’re the best.

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