This past weekend, we set a route to hit 4 sales! At the first one, it seemed pretty bleak for me, though my Jeff was loving the dirt basement/cellar and the stuff he found, which I still have no clue what all he got. But I did spot this awesome cooler in really great shape, the horseshoe, which I have always wanted one, and I grabbed the apples from a box of ornaments, and a couple bigger ones from a bowl of fake fruit to use with my daycare kiddos while we are working on the letter A. But still, I wasn't really excited.
At the third sale, I was just walking around randomly as my Jeff was purchasing a few things he wanted, and while in the kitchen, I noticed these large plastic tongs which I knew would be perfect for the daycare kiddos fine motor skills practice with picking items up. And then right near them were the wooden bowls and trays that I had to have for when we finish the outdoor mud/sand kitchen for the kids. The leaf cutouts were in a box of coasters, but being that it is fall and we are working with leaves in the daycare...I grabbed them. While in line to pay for my items, I noticed the pinecones and pods in a basket nearby. These are the large pinecones that I remember seeing while me and my children, years ago, were in North Carolina visiting their Aunt and Uncle. And us living in Virginia, I have never seen them this size again, so I know the daycare children as well as the grandchildren will enjoy exploring these finds.
Yet again, I just did not feel that awesome feeling of excitement that I get when I feel that the things I have found are true treasures and I can't wait to get home to enjoy them, though I am happy with the items I found, and everything will be used and loved for a long time.
But then there was the fourth sale...it was unbelievable! And there are so many treasures, with really cool stories behind them, that I will have to share that in another post. I am so happy that my Jeff got me started on going to Estate Sales as well as this being something fun that he and I get to enjoy doing together.