See any vintage Christmas in the photo? Me neither. Read on to find out why not.
I was excited to find three sales last weekend that seemed promising.
Let's see how they turned out:
Sale No. 1 (on Friday morning) was supposed to start at 8 a.m. It promised lots of vintage, including ornaments, clothing and Fire King. It was also on my side of town, so I planned to get there when it started and still get to work on time.
But the sale didn't start at 8 a.m. A small sign near the garage said 10 a.m. so I left emtpyhanded, but not before turning away two more shoppers who also showed up at 8 a.m.
Sale No. 2 (on Saturday morning) also advertised vintage Christmas, including two of those plastic Santa/reindeer sleighs in their original boxes. So off I went, only to find two boxes or nothing special ornaments and a few pieces of holiday junk priced at $40 for everything. I passed, knowing I might be lucky to make $25 off of the $40 investment.
And the two sleighs? Those were priced $30 each, or so I thought. Later, when I went to pay for what I did buy (the 4-H camp pennant and the flower frog), I found the sleighs on the checkout table and they had been marked down to $30 for both, although I'm sure that I heard the guy running the sale tell more than one shopper that there wouldn't be any markdowns until Sunday afternoon.
And finally, sale No. 3 (on Sunday morning) had all the vintage Christmas in the bathroom. (The bathroom?) There were maybe a dozen really old ornaments in poor conditon, a couple of those plastic candolier-style lights and a big box of who-knows-what. Again, it was a box lot and everything was $100.
I came home with this: two pieces of pillow case fabric. Later, I heard the woman who bought the Christmas say that she would have to take it south (Atlanta, specifically) to make money off it it.
So that's my tale of the weekend. And by the way, I'm interested to know what you think of the box lot, particuarly when it comes to Christmas. Of course it's a good thing if it's a lot of great stuff and it's a bargain. But $100? Yes or no?