You know, some days I really don't want to go to estate sales. This morning I would have loved to stay home on the couch with my stitching, knitting needles and a stack of books.
Going to estate sales, or pricing items, or decorating my booth isn't exactly a hardship, but sometimes I'd rather do something else. Then I remember what a long time antique dealer friend and mentor told me. "I don't always like standing in line waiting for a sale to start, or cleaning & washing & pricing stuff, or toting boxes of stuff to shows or my booth, but I do it because it's my job.
I think that a lot of folks who get into buying and selling vintage items and quit because they don't make money miss the part about it being a job.
But that topic could be a whole series of blog posts- "Mistakes Antique Dealers Make".
But I've jumped off my topic- the point of my post was I didn't really want to go to sales this morning, because there weren't any listed that sounded like they were "Can't Miss". But I ended up surprised by the fun stuff I found.
Like the broken ear concrete bunny in the first picture. I already had the missing ear bunny on the right, but I thought he might like a friend.
These cute little hand painted floral shades with velvet trim.
A whole bunch of worn velvet cabinet card albums that I can make over into journals.
Metal clips from a tool bench...
...that have a hole so they can be hung on a wall and used to display pictures or cards or posters.
It was a good jewelry day, too with a lot of sparkle- blue and green
and pink, red & pearly.
These round Florentine frames have caught my eye ever since I saw a whole Christmas tree decorated with them. They're pretty on their own, but a whole tree is really stunning. I'm not planning on putting them on a tree, but I wouldn't be surprised if I sell them to someone who does.
So, it turned out to be a pretty good estate sale day. I'm glad I "did my job".