Hello, My Friends!~~~
Thursday I went an estate sale advertised in big red letters :"Shop at your own risk!"
That "threat" tempted me and of course I ventured out. Wouldn't you?
The house was small and quite decrepit on the outside and the same on the inside. I loved the "bones" of the little circa 1920's house and hoped that it would be restored as the similar homes on the street and not torn down and some hideous McMansion tossed up in its place.
For an estate sale shopper, however, the pickings were numerous and the promise of advertised digging was very very true. Each tiny room held a jumble of goods the family left behind and you had to surrender your dignity and just plow through the detris in hopes of finding vintage treasure. There was no air conditioning and the phrase "sweat equity" certianly came to mind and body.
Many of the first in line shoppers quickly abandoned the house, but I soldiered on shopping at my own risk becuase that is what I do. And those of you who do, certainly will understand. After about an hour, I resurfaced from the dig-fest with two bags heavy with treasures and paid the harrassed looking lady sitting by the front door. The price was right and I scampered away thrilled at the prospect of air conditioning in my car.
Here is a taste of what I found for Dime Store Chic and you may find these goods listed there now!
Scrolly leafy metal wall decoration.
Pretty vintage cottom trim--and lots more trims!
Crochet books and lots of other great vintage crafting/sewing books!
So as you can see, I will happily "shop at my own risk" for my etsy shop! In fact I'll pretty much shop anywhere, except where there could be snakes. I really hate snakes.~~~XXOO, Beth