Sunday, July 20, 2008

Moving Sale


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.

11 comments:

Mari said...

Kick your husband out! LOL...I can't help but laugh. Yes, it's hard to pass up a good buy.

Mari said...

You know? These are great stuff you got here, and they are surely hard to pass, especially that Limoges china. WOW!!! Consider them as investments. They'll appreciate in value in the future...unless you sell them at your yard sale. LOL

Nance said...
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Ann said...

If I get those Limoges china I think they will just end up inside the cabinet..hehehe baka mabasag ni Josh sayang.

Rhondi said...

Hi Nance
I'm glad to hear you want to join the Thankful Thursday group. I'll add you to the list. HUgs, Rhondi

Nance said...

Hi mari,
great stuff indeed! i love the Limoges china too. I saw the same pattern at ebay the price for just 9 pc set was outrageous! so i think you're right, it is an investment.

Nance said...

oh i don't know, ann, why not use them around Christmas? ... or any other special occasions? it's a serving for 6 so it shouldn't be too bad.

Nance said...

rhondi! Thankful Thursday should be a lot of fun, I'm sure i will enjoy it. thanks for adding me to your list.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! You got some amazing buys. I want the Limoges - lol...they make great mosaics - but only if they are chipped...Even I have limits and would find it hard to break a Limoges plate with out chips...
Hugs,
Penny

Rhondi said...

Hi Nance
Hope you're participating in Thankful Thursday tomorrow. I have a photo of a daisy on my sidebar where readers can click and see a list of the participants. Feel free to copy the photo if you'd like. I don't know how to get the words Thankful Thursday on the photo!
Hugs, Rhondi

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ang ganda ng mga nabili mo, and priceworth din.....

the milk glass, i like it too, parang bone china, ano?
ang ganda.

i like the table cloth ´,too,
made of linen....ganda ng embroidery nya rin.

parang jackpot na ano?...i mean ang mga prices nila.

thanks for sharing

ay wla lagi na diri yon,garage sale or backyard sale?

kasi, parang wla siguro magbayad or hingi pa ng share ang taxes collector pa......i am not sure, pero hindi pa ako naka kita anybody do this here.

meron, flohmarkt......yon lahat makita n mabili,....kasi nagbayad sila ng stand-place payment-taxes?

thanks for sharing ha?