Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sales are Slowing Down!

As the weather gets cooler (and rainy), the sales are starting to slow down. Our local newspaper's sale section has gone from a consistent 100+ sales per week to less than half! Is it slowing down any in your area? I didn't get to any sales on Thursday-nothing looked worth the gas money!

I went to a couple on Friday and ran in to my good friend Auntie and a couple of dealers from my antique mall. It was a small sale in a senior living condo. I walked away empty handed-I thought the prices were way to high, and the stuff just not different enough-if you know what I mean by that. I hit a couple more sales on my way home, but over-all, it was a frog kind of day-no princes to be found. Kevin rode along with me and we stopped and had a great lunch at a local coney island place that we haven't been to in about a year-then we went for a walk at Bishop Lake State park.

It was gorgeous! A beautiful day and lots of beautiful trees to look at! Eric came too and we brought Lucy for her first hike in the woods. She did really well with her tiny little legs, but she had to be carried for a while so she could catch her breath. She loved it though!

Today I went to two sales, one was one mile from my house. I guess I should be wary when the ad lists "primitives". "antiques", and items specifically, because they tend to be dealers selling at antique mall prices-and that is exactly what this sale was.

The second sale was on its last day so everything was half off. I was so excited to find a soap flake pitcher-I still feel like I need to pinch myself. I've only ever seen one other one in my LIFE-and that was last spring when Auntie got one at Midland. I've seen them for years online, and they were outrageously priced. I got it for half off plus another $2.50 off, so I"m pretty happy!

I stopped at a local consignment store on my way home and was very pleasantly surprised to hear Christian music blasting from their speakers! I loved it! I'll definitely be shopping there more often!

Now I am in out of the pouring rain (supposed to be doing laundry and cleaning, because the laundry and cleaning fairies seem to have never been able to find my house). We have a double tonight with our volleyball league, so we'll be playing for almost 3 hours by the time we are done. It seems like a lot, but it goes really fast, and it's great exercise. Plus 3 out of the 4 of us will be playing so it's kind of a family activity.

I'm dying to get over to your blogs so I can see what you did and found this week. Hope this finds you all healthy and happy-have a great weekend!!!

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  1. Your dog sure looks happy! Great pitcher, I have never seen one before.

  2. Garage sales are almost non existent here until next May. Really hate that. So 50 sales sounds wonderful But right now is auction sale time.