6.18.2010

What $5.00 will buy...

The church around the corner started their annual rummage sale this morning at 7AM.  My friend Michelle and I were there shortly after.  So many treasures!  We pulled my cart along with us, usually a sure sign of not finding anything worth buying.  Wrong...

The fun thing about this sale is that nothing is priced.  You take your purchases to a the cashier's table and the ladies look things over and quote you a price, usually sounding like they would quibble if that's what you want to do.  I pulled my items out of the cart and the lady asked if $5.00 was okay for the lot.  Heck, yes!


The brass candleabra (soon to be painted), a nice picnic basket (for Farmer's Market use),

the tiny copper oil lamp --with an extra hurricane

A silver ????, and a "milk glass" I don't know what to call it...

and a new to me mailbox...larger than the one by the front door and so much nicer looking.  All for $5.00.  Love it! 

After the rummage sale, we pulled the cart on to the Farmer's Market a few blocks further.  Fresh green beans, blackberries, zucchini...yum!

6 comments:

Bernie* said...

the two-piece milk glass is a lavabo

I have one, too

Vee said...

Teresa, you can not beat this deal. I've never seen anything like that. Those gals could've taken the brass lamp alone to recycling and made more for it than that. Amazing.

Vee said...

Lavabo? Have you done your research? I found a few online for $139 and up. Again. Wow. Just wow.

Janet said...

I just googled lavabo ( don't even ask me how I know such arcane things!!) and saw a fenton Hob nail Lavabo looks just like yours for yup, Vee gets the prize $139 @ Replacements.com.

Enjoy your fruits and veggies and new found potential wealth ;)

Anonymous said...

You always find the neatest little treasures, momma.

Herbgirl said...

Super scores! The silver thingy is a sugar scuttle. I picked one up in a box of misc. stuff at an auction and researched for the longest time as I didn't even know what 'term' to search for.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy