Hubby and I had a wedding in July. We took the Friday off hoping to antique our way to the wedding in Minnesota. Before we went though, we stopped at an estate sale…and yes, we ended up with a truck load of stuff….nothing that I’m super excited about. It’s mostly things for resale.
We did stop at a garage sale and I came up with two things I wanted…the sock monkey and the book. Both things were cheap. I don’t remember how much- $1 or $2.
I also picked up these cute coasters and the Pyrex bowl.
I’m not into Pyrex but my daughter Kayla is so I watch for it and pick it up when it’s cheap…these two items, 25 cents each.
I was happy with our finds and Hubby was too. We unloaded and the next day we headed out to the wedding with the intention of stopping at antique shops along the way…. We saw lots of fun things.
I love Raggedy Ann dolls.
Love the little ladder….
Great refinishing on these….
Oh and sock monkeys…. $18 each!! Check out the collection!
As we looked we both got a little sad. We see the other side of things now. We imagine the prices the dealer paid for these things…. often dime on the dollar-like the sock monkey I found earlier at the estate sale.
Rather than having fun like we used to, we both felt a little sad instead.
We wanted to be at the estate sale…or the auction….or anywhere where the deal and original find happened.
We really didn’t want to be in the antique store anymore.
Oh boy I can imagine the squeal I’d have made if I found these cool cardboard animals.
People have commented that they didn’t know that Pyrex is collectible. This entire booth was Pyrex.
Most single bowls were running about $10 in the size that I had purchased at the estate sale for 25 cents. Knowing that, for me, it doesn’t make looking fun anymore.
I admit to liking the nostalgia of antique stores…like these Northern Girl pictures. I had them on the wall of my bedroom.
These are the bowls my mom had….
..and the stool she had too.
We left the antique shop. We were both a little disheartened. Garage Sales, auctions, and estate sales have ruined antique shops for us. I won’t say that we’ll never go again…I’m just saying it’s not nearly as fun. We love the hunt and pursuit. We love the mystery and not knowing what will be there. We also love the prices.
In fact I can honestly say that the best thing I saw was the view from the parking lot…Golden Arches…That meant iced coffee for me!!
We used to love antique shops…but I guess that’s changed…