Remember guessing how many of something in a jar? I do, and I don't think I ever guessed close enough to win what was in the jar.
So today's trivia questions is this: How many pink bulbs do you suppose are on this 10-inch tall kitchsy Christmas tree?
I thought about that question Friday as I wandered about a rummage sale with this tree.
This must have been some 1960s housewife's project. And I'm sure it was beautiful then. But now, it had seen better days. Still, I knew I could salvage a lot of it. But before I reveal just how much, let's look at what else I bought.
Two aprons with stripes in pink and minty green.
And speaking of 1960s housewife's creations, another net tree.
Some ordinary ornaments for wreaths.
And some extraordinary ornaments that I had to get a little aggressive to buy. Which is really unlike me, but I really wanted them.
There wasn't a ton of vintage at this sale, so when I saw these, I quickly snapped them up. I thought the price tag said $2. And then I realized that I hadn't seen the 1 before the 2 and that they were $12. At a church rummage sale?
So I had a dilemma. Clearly, I didn't want to pay $12, especially when I opened the box and discovered that three of the necks were broken but still serviceable.
So I decided to point this out and see if there could be a discount.
Church lady: How much do you want to pay?
(I hate when they don't say how much they want first. I don't want to insult them, but I'm thinking: As little as possible).
The church lady, seeing what else I intended to purchase, marked it $5.
So the lesson here is that it doesn't hurt to ask.
But, I digress. Here's our project midway.
And here's what all the plucking and untwisting yielded:
And and the answer to the trivia question:
12 large pink bulbs
97 medium pink bulbs
103 small pink bulbs
And lots of sparkly tinsel garland.
How close did you come?