This weekend was a very slow yard sale weekend. Saturday was a complete wash out, literally. We had rain, rain, and more rain. Then we had wind and tornado warnings. No one wants to set up a yard sale in that weather.
I took the break in yard sale action as an opportunity to get some Saturday chores done so that Sunday I could spend time with my dad on his birthday. So on our way to my parents’ house on Sunday with dinner (lunch) in the car, what did we see but a yard sale sign outside their town. Oh, how I wanted to stop. However, the dinner was supposed to be a hot one so stopping at a yard sale would not have been a good idea.
We spent a nice time visiting with my parents. I ended up bringing some fun stuff from their house, mostly pictures and such. Most notable was my grandmother’s framed cradle roll from 1911 and my mother’s cradle roll from the same church from years later. My grandmother’s has an interesting frame. The document has a sweet vintage illustration but the handwriting on the document has faded so that it can barely be read. I wonder if there is any way to restore this? My mother’s is very legible and has colorful flowers surrounding the edge of the piece with a sweet image featured. I love these mementos of times gone by.
As luck would have it once we returned home we saw another yard sale sign in our hometown. Woohoo! This was one that had advertised for yesterday and decided since the sun was out, they would set up today. While not a large sale, I did manage to find a few things.
The Goodnight Moon counting book was just too cute to pass up. This will be a nice companion book to the Goodnight Moon book we already have from our daughter’s childhood library. The Smart Soapmaking book is one I picked up on a lark as a “book that looks like nothing” but which might end up being worth something for resale. I found that tip at Late Night Coffee’s blog; you can read the post here. This is my first such purchase. We’ll see how that works out for me.** And finally, I picked up some beads because I liked the colors.
So not a totally washed out weekend after all.
**Edited to add: Sold the book in less than 24 hours for an $11 profit. Guess this book was somethin’ after all, y’all!
This week I hope to link up to the following parties:
Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds