Today is Monday and time for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" hosted by Rhoda @ http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/. I did not have any plans to check out yard sales Friday when I left out to run errands, but passed by one that looked interesting, so turned around and went back. A small bench caught my eye, but it was a little wobbley, so left it there. Then I saw 2 very heavy iron, decorative, outdoor chairs that would look great in my courtyard. But when I found out they wanted $80 for the pair, I decided they would not look that good! Left that sale and saw a sign leading to another, but their offerings looked like things I would be getting rid of. Decided to get some lunch and passed a house that the yard was full of stuff - lunch can wait. When I started up to the house, a woman yelled "sale does not start til 1:00", which I thought was a strange time to start (but it was her sale). Just enough time for a quick lunch then went back. The place was covered up with people, the woman was very loudly telling everyone she could not get things ready because so many showed up early and she went on and on. Nothing was priced and I started to leave, then spied a tarnished, silver tray with a divided, glass insert and a pie server. She said she wanted $7 for both, then I found a small wall shelf that would look good under a mirror I was in the process of painting the frame black, and when I asked the price, she yelled "that is not for sale" and took it out of my hand. Everyone was starting to give her these strange looks so I paid for the silver pieces and left. Sure hope she made it thru the day without having a break down! I think that is the first yardsale I have been to that the person acted like they did not want customers.
And after -
Now I remember why I got rid of almost all the silver I had years ago - I don't like to polish this stuff! Visit Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality and see her great yardsale finds and check out what the other participants found.
Hope everyone has a great week!