Hello, My Friends!~~
There were no promising estate sales near my home on Friday, so I decided to go on an adventure to a sale that promised "100 years of family collecting in a historic home on the Potomac River". It was 18 miles south of my home, but I knew the way and headed out bright and early. The drive was so scenic and pretty, even went past historic Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason. I got to the sale a little over an hour before the sale began and couldn't believe my luck that I was number one in line. The house was in a wonderful location and so very cute.
Here is the front of the house. I waited on the little porch. By the time the sale opened there were about 25 of us in line. Parking was in a a field near by. The guy running the sale was someone I was familiar with. He is a friendly fellow, but a little odd and very chatty. Not much is priced at his sales and you have to wait in line a long time while he "oohs and ahhs" over every little thing people bring up to purchase. For the most part his prices are pretty good but sometimes I just don't get why he prices some things the way he does.
I started my search in the basement which was full of stuff, good vintage stuff. In no time, I had filled both bags I brought and also had an armload of stuff too. No longer able to tote around anything else, I went ahead and paid for my goodies and stashed them in the back of my car. Of course, I went in for another look around.
Here's the side of the house that faces the river. I love the little boxwood hedge maze.
Here's the Potomac River. I bet that tree stump used to be a gorgeous tree at one time.
This wonderful vintage Impala was offered for sale too. Sadly, I didn't bring enough cash to bring the car home with me.
What did I get, you ask? What didn't I get! After going into the house 3 times and a sweep through the garage, I managed to almost fill up the back on my car. Here is my vintage loot spread out in a haphzard mess on our dining room table:
This photo shows just a fraction of what I found. My main purchases where vintage Halloween decorations, most of which I put on ebay (ebay ID: bethsbagz). I also found sewing notions, some Christmas, books, and craft supplies. There are lots and lots of great goodies here destined for projects and for Dime Store Chic.
I am so happy I took a long drive on a beautiful day for an estate sale adventure! I hope you like what I have found too!~~~XXOO, Beth