Sunday, July 20, 2008
Last weekend I helped price stuff for a friend's moving sale. He is a Pastor and is moving to Chicago to be near his sons. Well, I'm not really sure if it was a good idea, going to help, because I ended up buying a lot of the stuff. One of them is the milk glass pitcher pictured above. It goes with the flower vase that I already have. For those of you who do not know me, I collect milk glass ... and what's a girl to do, lol ... I can't just have somebody else buy it. (click images to enlarge if you want to)
Then one of the ladies (Gail) who was spearheading the moving sale, showed me the sweet green pepper shaped cookie jar with a McCoy marking at the bottom, a McCoy ...in perfect condition, for only $5.00?! ... hmmm, I can't let that go either! lol and the lamp was only $10.00, the silver bowl - $2.00? ... can't remember.
And I also bought the above linens which included an embroidered table runner, eight placemats or maybe napkins, crocheted doily (?) and 2 more napkins, for a total of $5.50! Can't beat that either! :)
BUT here's my best buy! A 40 piece set of Limoges china for only $50.00!!! I think that was a steal! I did not notice the markings at first until the next day when I went back to help set them up on the porch. There was a lot of good stuff like more lamps, end tables and plant stands. I bought a few of those and a baker's rack, but my goodness, where will I put them in our house? Russ (Gail's husband who was also helping) jokingly suggested that I kick my husband out to make more room! lol Our friend (the Pastor) asked if I could leave the furniture until he moves in September, which was fine with me. I shouldn't go to sales like these... I just can't pass up a good buy. And oh yes, my friend Gail is as bad as I am, :) ... she bought a lot too.