Thursday night I saw an ad on Craigslist and I couldn't hardly wait to get up and hit it in the morning.
3 generation sale. Too much to list and well taken care of. If you see something in pics thats not on display we prob still have it so ask. Some things are marked for pricing but do not be afraid to ask to make a deal, there are only a few items we cant go lower on but trust me its all already priced to sell. Grandpas old Shop signs, Gates Company belt holders mint condition, Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring, Salt n pepper shakers, something for all! Starting over and selling a lot of things. A 20x60 shop is full and house 4200ft is full. Daughters 25 yrs old fully equipped apartment stuff. From silverware to wall art, clothes. Will have several pics over the wkd. Quality stuff. Looking to liquidate so bulk buys/bundle it up folks are encouraged! Old family homestead. You cant miss us, set up under the big Oak tree at the very dead end right past fence. Please park to the side. Big items that will stay behind at home are a BBR25 Refrigerator controlled temp, Tools, antique shop accessories, signs, Household accessories, Fishing lures and tackle (Vintage), mens and womens nice tops at $3 a poppish, name brand women jeans starting at $10 some never worn. Please come see us for great deals whether your a collector, new student at U of A or a have your own cool shop/mancave, this is a variety let it go sell! If there is something you really want and cannot make the time of sale (8 am-6pm Fri and Saturday only!), text us to see if we can arrange something. Absolutely no holding, first come first serve. Thank you all for looking and its gonna be a really cool sell!. We are unloading! Thank you all!
Even if you didn't read that whole thing - I think you will agree that there would be tons of things at this sale - 4200 sq ft house plus a shop building. And, if you DID read that description....I was going to be there half the morning shopping in that house and in those building. I better pack a lunch!
Well, when I got there, the sale was indeed set up under the big oak Tree - on THREE tables and some stuff strewn across the grass. That's IT. I asked where the house was and where the shop was and he said they didn't want "people in the shop and house". When I read the ad now, I see that actually every single thing listed was at the sale, but not one more thing than what was listed. There were lures, and a box of hardwood flooring, three old shop signs, salt and pepper shakers, tops and some random things. They spent a great amount of time typing up every.single.thing. It was just a weird experience.
In the original ad there were three photos showing huge old sign letters stacked all around the shop and on top of warehouse shelving. That is what I wanted and why I went. I dreamed of a "Looking to liquidate so bulk buys/bundle it up folks are encouraged!" deal on all those letters. There were a smattering of letters on the grassy area, but not the huge amount that were in the photos.
In the end, I did get a big red letter "S" which is on my wishlist over there in the sidebar, so I suppose the sale was a success for me. Like I said, I was just expecting more.
I found a couple more sales and called it a day. The junk is sort of scarce right now in preparation of the Labor Day Weekend when there will be 30-40 sales up and down the highway. I'm looking forward to that!
I found an old number stamp, a bunch of pink bump chenille, a sweet planter and stack of old readers. The Health Habits book is from 1930 and has lovely images in it - it's a keeper. The chenille went in my craft cabinet and the rest will go to The Junk Ranch.
The elf head was rolling around in a box so I picked it up. When I went to pay, the crafty grandma lady at the sale went and found the body and made me take the whole thing. Thank you Grandma. I think. I think with a bit of dismantling and reworking, he will be cute enough. The tin of old fabric scraps and quilt pieces was a good find for my pendants. When I told the lady what I made out of them (and I was wearing a pendant) she got very excited. That made me happy.
A vintage Razorback for the University Booth. I'm always on the hunt for unique vintage Razorback items - that is not an easy find around here either.
It's Saturday and I am contemplating going to an Estate Sale fro half of day - Let's see what I can drag home this time!~ :)
Happy Junkin' Ya'll.