Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you, Sherry!

So the other day, while I was working at the shop, the phone rang. When I answered it, I heard the words we all live to hear, "Hi, my name is Sherry and my sister and I are cleaning out our Aunt Ethel's house...." All I heard after that was "Blah, blah, furniture..blah blah...dishes, old records...blah blah...donate to Goodwill..." I tried to stay calm, but it was impossible. I unwittingly shouted out: "NO!" I took a breath and said, "I'll be there as soon as I close the shop!" Here's (some of) what I got...

Royal typewriter from the 1940's,

wood boxes, garden tools, a floral print, chartreuse lamp, 1940's aluminium cooler, a hopper and...ahem, concrete.

Orange Damask drapes, a green trunk stuffed with linens, ancient copper heater and pink floral bin,

Galvanized buckets (2 of several) Pendleton wool blanket, and a mocha brown 1950's daybed,

2 sweet canvas topped seats,

and a box full (one of 4) of kitchen goodies. My favorites are the hard boiled egg slicer and the turkey lacing pins. I shoved a large wad of cash in Sherry's hand and drove off into the night.

I would show you the rest of the stash, but A) it's all piled in a friend's garage in SE Portland and B) that would just be boasting.

11 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

Great stuff! Surely the lump of concrete is a birdbath?

Betsy said...

Wow! I would have been out the door as soon as I picked myself up off the floor. Love that typewriter!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

When Sherry called your response really should have been..."Oh I have a friend named Ethel and she would love to come with me." Please remember that response if you are ever in this situation again. Good scores!

Nelly said...

oh you lucky girl that would be a dream come true for me what goodies you got.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I know you were excited! That is just the best kind of sale to have dropped in your lap! Te typewriter is amazing and I know all the kitchen gadgets are going to be fun to go through!

Andy's Attic said...

Wunerful, a wunerful!! Such a sweet goldmine to be put in your lap. Go ahead and brag...I want to see the rest.
Annette

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love phone calls like that! Exciting and fun!
Deb

kluless said...

Boast ON, we want to see! Love that little floral trash can. I am just exactly one shy of having a collection...

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Lucky lady! What a great assortment of fun items!

Amber Von Felts said...

Yes, that was a dream call :-) I'm glad they contacted you and you were able to help them clear out Auntie's house in exchange for some green. It's a win win!

pdxzak said...

When will we start seeing some of those gems in the store?? I see some things I might need to get my grubby little hands on. BTW sad to missing Junk fest as I am out of town :(