Today I had my first experience at an Estate Sale! There isn't much we need right now so Mr. Pie and I were just wondering through because it was a nice day and we wanted to be out of the house.
I did find something I am VERY excited to show you, though!! Blog Friends, please meet my new awesome box:
Isn't he cool? It definitely needs cleaned up, but it's just busting with character! It was originally shipped with beeswax candles in it, according to the shipping label on the side.
And the coolest thing in my book is that it was shipped so long ago that there is no zip code on the mailing address, and street address is kinda well... secondary.
All this character for $2 - it was a total steal. I also picked up an old wooden picture frame for another $1. Not sure where he's going yet, but it's cute. Probably will be painted or stained.
I'm sure I'll be able to overcome the weird creepy feeling of walking in to a house to browse through all the worldly possessions of a dead person if it means some more cute stuff for pocket change. lol Maybe this because I'm a huge newbie at Estate sales, but most of the stuff in the house was marked at prices I thought were pretty high (as opposed to my finds, which were in the garage and had no tag). Like, cute tables that I would think to see at yard sales for maybe $20 were marked $140 and framed pictures of old trains were $250. Is this strange for this kind of sale? We live in a tiny town, which isn't even a town anymore since it was absorbed in the County, and it's very very low on the economic totempole. Who do they think is buying this? Seemed weird to me... but what do I know? :)