There are two words that will get most junkers to stop in their tracks: barn sale.
Last weekend, I stopped at an honest-to-goodness barn sale. It was held where true barn sales should be held: in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
There were all kinds of smalls and some larger items too. I was lured by one thing: a ceramic Christmas tree that I saw posted on Craigslist to advertise the sale.
Conveniently enough, the lady holding the sale advertised her phone number so I was able to text her about the ceramic tree before driving to the middle of nowhere. I wanted to know if the tree had a base to hold a light.
She didn't respond, but I decided to go, hoping that there might be other treasures too.
When I got there I found out that the Christmas tree had been broken in an attempt to see if it had a base, and, no, it didn’t have a base.
But I did find a blow mold Christmas tree, which also didn’t have a base but I think it would light up quite nicely with a strand of twinkle lights inserted inside.
And speaking of blow molds, I also found this angel and this Halloween cat.
All told, the three blow molds set me back a grand total of $9.
I did talk the price of the cat down from $3 to $2. The cat’s base was filled with rocks, which must have been added by someone trying to weight the blow mold down.
Now I may have a few rocks in my head, but I know enough not to pay extra for rocks.