Hello, My Friends!~~
I hit one estate sale on Friday. The company running the sale isn't one of my local favorites. They price their items quite high. The sales are usually not for diggers like me. I show up at least an hour after the sale starts becuase waiting in line for this company's sale isn't worth it. I prefer to walk right on in. I did just that today.
The estate was that of a long time resident and there was plenty to look through. I began putting a few things my trusty bag that weren't priced too high. This company puts misc. household goods in boxes with lower prices, not great prices, but reasonable. I like to dig through these boxes, and often I come up with a treasure or two. At this sale I found quite a few vintage kitchen utensils, unused and in original packaging.
Handy kitchen scissors in a mod package!
A nifty meat tenderizer...perfect for barbeques!
A cake breaker in original box and with a yellow bakelite handle. Looks practically new!
When the lady, who was running the sale, added up my goods, saw the cake breaker she took it from the box and asked me,"Where did you get this?"
I told her I found it in one of their bargain boxes in the basement. She said, "You know this is a bakelite handle, don't you?"
"Yes," I replied with caution. The reason I was somehwat concerned was that this estate sale company is known for raising the price at checkout claiming that the price on the item is too low and was mis-marked. It is so wrong that they do this. I mean they have ample time before the sale even opens to evaluate and price goods. If something gets overlooked or an employee prices it too low, that's just too bad. Part of the fun of shopping an estate sales is finding that overlooked cool vintage piece at a bargain price. Last year I found a gorgeous quilt at a sale run by this company and it was marked $25. After practically accusing me of changing the price, they finally let me buy the quilt for the price marked. It took me a long while to go back to their sales after that incident.
So I waited for the lady to tell me that I couldn't have the cake breaker from the bargain box at the bargain box price. Instead, she announced to me that there was a similar item, without the box, in the display case at the sale for $30. So? I found this one in the freeakin' bargain box! Under her breath she said, "I'm going to kill Jackie." I assume that the hapless Jackie is an employee somewhere in the house. Finally, the lady said that I could have the cake breaker for the bargain box price, which was the right thing for her to do.I mean, really!
So I have a cool bakelite handled cake breaker in an equally cool box along with some other great finds from this Friday's estate sale and ALL of it is in Dime Store Chic for you!~~~That's a good thing, isn't it?~~~XXOO, Beth