Monday, January 9, 2012

Don't know what you got, til it's gone (and other things 80's hairbands really said well)

Went to day two of an estate sale yesterday, everything was half price - SCORE!  I went on Saturday, but knew that items would be half price the next day.  It's a gamble to wait, but I'm so totally super-cheap, it's just how I roll.  I had my eye on two super-sturdy wood chairs (originally marked $5 each), two lamps (marked $5 each), and these two beautiful candleabras (so fun to say, right?) that were marked $20 each (OUCH). 

I can't explain the anxiety and butterflies in my tummy when I drive back on day two of an estate sale.  That's when I realize what item(s) I really wanted the day before - it's just like Cinderella (the band, not the princess) said, "you don't know what you got, til it's gone."  So, that's when I truly realize what I had my heart set on. 

It opened at 1pm and I rolled in about 1:05, this is SUPER LATE for Yard Sale/Estate sale standards.  Saw a bunch of folks inside when I got there that I'm pretty sure are thrift store or antique mall booth owners.  They have a purpose about them, a "get out of my way or I'll run your little weekend warrior ass over" look about them.  I've learned not to be intimidated, don't let them push you around! 

Well, long story short (too late), ALL of my items were still available!  So, I purchased the two wood chairs for $5 total, and one candleabra for $10.  Half Price - LOVE IT and saved $15.  I didn't buy both candleabras like I wanted, but only wanted to spend about $15 at the sale.  The lamps would have been a nice to have, but I was OK to pass.  I was originally going to spray the candleabra glossy black, but kind of like the patina it has now, so we'll see.  And these chairs are going to have a major make-over.  Yes, I know, the anticipation is killing you!


  1. Just found you in the blog world, and wanted to let you know that I've enjoyed reading through your posts. I love that candleabra!

    1. So glad you found me! The candelbra is totally gorge, I'll have to update with where I have it now. Check back, I typically update daily! Thanks for reading.