A few Saturday finds.

Pickings have slim, people! I don’t really have any Fayetteville thrifting mojo yet. It had better come soon, because that booth is getting a little empty-looking. A Sunday or two ago I slipped out during nap time to go to the second day of an estate sale in Bella Vista, which is about 30 miles away from us. I wouldn’t ordinarily go that far, but there was nothing else to go to, everything was half-off, and I found a listing for a Goodwill store in the same town — so I figured, what the heck. One stop is not worth the drive, but two stops is! Makes no fiscal sense but makes plenty of thrifting sense.

I drove, and drove, and drove, and drove, then I drove some more, then turned, then drove, then drove, and finally arrived at a long driveway down which I drove, drove, and drove to get to this estate sale. It was CRAZY to drive this far. I wish I had brought my camera, though, because it was way up in the mountains and the house itself was on a cliff — there’s no other word for it — in the woods where the drop was easily 100 feet. While I was walking up to the door I thought “this would be a great place to dispose of a body.” What the hell is wrong with me, do you think?

Anyway, it was a very interesting house with not much left in it. I got this clock:

Which, while not my particular style, is lovely, and in perfect working condition. Jack is infatuated with it.

I also could not resist this large chalkware figure:

When I was checking out, the cashier cheerfully said, “What you got there?” to which I answered, “A pretty clock and a chalkware figure of a child.” There was a pause and she sternly said, “That CHILD is JESUS.” Oh, my bad. He’s chippy, but I love the muted colors. And of course, I LOVE the fact that he’s JESUS. He was only $7.50 and I shall be keeping him because it would be wrong to make a profit off of JESUS.

Hankering for yard sale season, y’all.

February 23, 2013 - 10:42 am

Shara We stayed at a house in Bella Vista on our Wedding night. The directions to it were “turn left, turn right, turn right, turn left, turn left, turn right and on and on” I thought we would NEVER get there and once we DID get there, I was afraid to ever leave for fear we would not ever return. You think it’s this quaint little retirement place – NOT.

I’d love to hit some Estate Sales someday soon. Or a yard sale. Or a free pile by the road. Or just something! On my way to PG to fluff my messy booth. Hope yours is doing well.

February 25, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Shelley Ha, this made me laugh. I couldn’t tell that it was JESUS either, good thing she educated you.

February 25, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Shelley Ha, this made me laugh. I couldn’t tell it was JESUS either, good thing she educated you.

February 27, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Lara Jo Well, I’m glad to know I’m not the only heathen out there shopping at estate sales. My mom pointed out that he’s holding a crown of thorns, but not having been raised by nuns as she was, I was unaccustomed to looking for the clues. 🙂

March 19, 2013 - 12:02 am

Elaine Lara, I just love those folding chairs. They would want to stay at my house tool. You find the coolest things.