Today I went out to work in the booth which has been greatly ignored for awhile. I had pulled a lot of things to go the The Junk Ranch. Since the booth was low and most of my "best things" weren't in there - I had a 25% off sale all month long which seems to have cleaned out a lot of things that have just been sitting there. When I got there today, I filled up three big bags of stuff that I am just SICK of looking at and threw it in the car. Then I brought in a whole carload of stuff and filled up the booth! Yee-haw. I still have a slew of things all priced and ready to go on the next trip. It's possible that the smaller booth next to mine might be empty soon and if it does, I will take that spot too. I haven't quite figured out how to make the most of both spaces - take down the wall in between, take down half the wall either horizontally or vertically OR leave it as two separate spaces. I guess I will have to see IF I get the spot before I worry about it TOO much!
You know me - on the way, I hit a few sales and even drove way to far out into the middle of NOWHERE at the lure of a green chalkboard sign that said, BARN SALE. *Swoon*. Sadly it wasn't that great - they din't have much. I did get enough to make it worth my trip, I guess. Most of my finds came from two sales, but I think I stopped at about six. At the first sale, I had a handful of Hot Wheels - not new, not old, just some advertising ones that I can sell for a dollar to two each. They weren't priced, so I asked the magic question, "How much are these?" And the lady replied, "Those are 50¢ each and I won't come down on them any, so don't even bother asking." Now, this was obviously a woman that had been nickel'd and dime'd to death all day and she was hot and tired. BUT! I didn't even imply that I was going to dicker with her (I don't do that anyway) and I was planning on buying them. But you know what? Her attitude STUNK, so I put them back on the table and I left. I'm sure she just thought I was too cheap, but golly, she was RUDE.
The goods I did find:
A Primary School set of Balancing scales (on the bottom), an old metal cigar tin and a vintage fruitcake tin.
Five yard sticks for 25¢ each - I have some projects I want to try with yardsticks, but I am not willing to sacrifice any of my neat old vintage ones. The cool old metal stool was sitting beside the barn with an old gas can on it. I asked if it was for sale and after much thought, it was decided that "a buck" would do it. SOLD.
The blue jars were in the barn (which, by the way was not a barn it was a shop with concrete floors, fans and plumbing). They were $2.00 each, which is more that I like to spend, but I figured I better make it worth my trip to buy something to sell. But, who am I kidding, I haven't let a blue Ball jar out of this house. EVER. The bundle of child's hangers in pink, white and blue were at the RUDE ladies sale, but I had already bought them before the rudeness ensued. The pool balls are my favorite find - they are small - maybe for Bumper Pool - I don't know. They are about half the size of regular pool balls. The post card is of a bunch of marines learning to tie knots. I should have taken a better photo of that - sorry.
Tomorrow there are SO many sales advertised but I really need to NOT go shopping. But, not shopping means scrubbing the tub, mopping the floor and washing towels. :( We shall see what tomorrow brings.....