I didn't go to any yard sales this weekend, but I did manage to hit Goodwill twice. Friday and Saturday I worked on some crafts and preparations for the Barn Sale. It is only eight weeks away, which sounds like a long time. But, it will go WHOOSH, I just know it.
When I was shopping at Goodwill today, I found this beautiful gingham apron. But, there wasn't a price on it. There was a colored tag, but no price tag attached. I saw a lady working on the floor and asked her if she knew what the price would be. "Oh, that's $2.00. Just tell to holler at the lady in the green shirt if they don't believe you."
When I went to check out, there was a Fisher Price Clock sitting on the counter. Remember that - it was sitting on the counter when I saw it. I asked if it was for sale. and she told me that someone must have decided they didn't want it. I said, "Then I'll take it." "Oh, this is an OLD toy and worth a lot of money she said. It wasn't an old one, it was a new reproduction that FP released back when Toy Story 3 came out. But, still, I knew I could make a couple bucks profit if the price was right. That's when she noticed there wasn't a price on it. "OH, I can't sell you anything that doesn't have a price on it. That is against the rules!" And she stuck it under the counter. I kind of felt like she was insinuating that I had taken the price off, but I clearly had never even touched the thing!
I handed her the apron and said, "Well, this doesn't have a price on it, but the nice lady in the green shirt said it is $2.00 and to holler at her if you need to make sure." The lady looked at me over her glasses (I hate that, it seems so disapproving) and said, "Oh, really? Well, they are usually $4.00. She is NOT a manager and should NOT be giving out prices to anyone." *(Sigh. This trip is going great so far, huh?)
But, then she said, "Since she told you $2.00, I will let you have it for that." Uh, thanks?
The last item I had was this box of candles. She said, "Oh, my, these are worth a FORTUNE!" (They aren't.) Then she said, "You must be a re-seller." It was at that minute, I heard a low grumble, a big sigh and a deep puff of air come out of The Breadman. I didn't even realize he was standing there. I am pretty sure he was about to pole vault over the counter and beat that lady with those candles. She looked at him and said, "I'm sorry. I was in the resale business for a very long time and these just look like the sort of things I would have bought." Then she quickly finished up my order and had me on my way.
Finally she was done and I paid and we got out of there. I know from this point on that I will never get in her line if I can help it. I have a thing about being called a re-seller. Yes, I do buy to resell. But, I am always, always, always on the hunt for things for me and for my collections. Case in point, the gingham apron will go in my gingham apron collection and the Halloween candles will go in my Halloween collection.
Finds from my last trip include this old book which is really a box. It will make a good display item for the booth or the BS.
A Deluxe Scrabble Game with the elusive red tiles. I kept the tiles and will sell the revolving board in the booth. Those giant curtain hooks will go in my stash. I have some ideas to make mini art out of them, but it's still stuck in my thunker. ;)
A pattern making activity set for the booth - it's not old, but it looks vintage, so that is good enough for me.
And, my very favorite find of the week. And maybe the month.
Flash cards. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Maybe over a thousand. All sorts of fun words. They aren't old, but I still think they would be fun in displays or framed in groups. I'm going to use my corner rounder to make the corners round (Duh) and that will help them look a bit more vintage, I think. I already have COLLECT in my junk themed cabinet. (Not really sure if BLADDERWORT will be a hot seller).