Yard sales and estate sales and flea markets. It’s terrible. I should get a magnet for my car so people behind me are prepared to stop short if there is a yard sale around. I was on craigslist the other day and found a few ads that were worth while.
I was at the first estate sale at 8am (on a Saturday – my day off) waiting to walk in. I knew exactly what I wanted – a console that can serve as my new tv stand and a dresser to use for added storage when we move to my in-law’s apartment. The dresser had sold the day before. The console, on the other hand, was still there. Yes! Unfortunately, I didn’t think ahead of time and didn’t have a way to take the console home. Ugh. So I didn’t take it home 😦 Oh well, live and learn. I didn’t leave empty handed, though. I picked up a coat tree that was in the foyer for $10. I was trying to haggle with the seller, but she wasn’t budging. I loved it though so I went for it. The bad blogger in me didn’t take a picture of it, but it looks similar to this one:
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It’s sitting in my future living room. I can’t wait to actually show you how it looks like and put it to use.
My next stop was at another estate sale. It was a really weird house with lots of strange decor that didn’t fit with the era of the house. I picked up two medium sized baskets for $1 each.
Historic Richmondtown had their annual flea market so I wanted to check them out too. I had to park the car a few blocks away since it was later in the day. While trying to find a place to park I found another yard sale. I found parking and of course I had to check it out. The owners were a very nice elderly couple who were actually native Staten Islanders. There aren’t that many here anymore. My mother in law was with me (also a native Staten Islander) so they chatted about the old life. There used to be lots of farms apparently. I found this beauty that I had to have:
The glass knob is a very pale pink. I absolutely love it. Like I said, I’ve got big plans (hint: bathroom) and have to look for a few more.
All in all, a nice little Saturday spent flea marketing and estate saleing (or estating?) Is there a word describing the action of going to flea markets and estate sales?