While we couldn't make it to the worlds longest yard sale stretching from Michigan to Kentucky along highway 127 at the weekend because our cars on it's poor last legs we did manage to brave the heat and pick at some estate sales. When your looking in old houses with no air conditioning on with dust and stuff everywhere, the heat can be a real no no and a bit off putting so. So while we didn't get to all the estate sales we'd planned out, we did manage to get some great stuff.
While we don't actually have an old [or even new] record player yet it certainly is on our to buy list once I get a job and we have the spare cash. We both love big band music and couldn't resist buying these two LPS [$1 each] and starting our collection - one a memorial to Glen Miller and a George Gershwin one. We also picked up a 1980 copy of Newsweek the week after the murder of John Lennon and a crafty crochet and knitting magazine filled with Afghan patterns - both again a $1 each.
You might have seen after my post last Friday abut curries how I love my spices and Indian food and what could be better then finding this Indian cook book which now saves me having to rewrite out all the recipes from the library. This was a pick from a gorgeous old house which we actually had to queue up outside to get into, an old gentleman lived there and his rooms were filled with so many lovely old tea sets, glassware and pottery. There was also a lot of SEALED Beatles LPs but they were way too out of our price range at $150.
You could say I have another mini collection of perfume atomisers of which Joe has the better eye when it comes to buying and picking them out. Normally they start at anywhere $25 and upwards so this was a great grab at being only $2 and I love it's odd shape.
Buying cabinets and wall shelving units shows we're growing up [sigh]. This came from sadly a dump of a house, there was dust and objects everywhere. Some people might love that kind of rummaging but it felt a lot more personal that way going literally through someone's stuff. Plus without lighting or air con it was hot and stuffy. Luckily Joe spotted this shelving unit - it'll probably one day end up housing more of my compacts once I buy some more plate stands or just little odds and sods as they say in the homeland. It was $8 but it's certainly something we'll use in the future and oddly enough looks very similar in the design to an old spice rack we picked up from the salvos a month or so ago.
On a side note would people be interested in a little how to, tips come advice when it comes to estate sales and what they are all about? I know they don't really happen in the UK but let me know!