I headed on down thataway (that's ranch-speak..and that's a stereotype.) Anyhoo, I pulled up and a friendly man outside made fun of my phone talking to me from inside of my purse. (It was actually Siri telling me in her robot-voice, "Arriving-at-destination" as I was walking up the driveway.) Funny moment.
So I walk in and there is pretty much nothing. Oh dang it! I asked the lady when the sale started, she said, "Thursday." Arggh...that was not mentioned in the Saturday ad. For us 9-5ers (or 7-3ers) these early starts make it hardly worth scouting out the estate sales. But as I looked around at the remaining piles in the corners, I noticed a few interesting little tidbits left behind.
|Scandinavian Snowflake Trim|
|Swedish Blue Candle Holders with 12 Candles|
|Danish Nymolle Cups and Small Plates|
|The Christmas Cookie Book by Virginia Pasley|
|Blue Elephant Trim |
(Not for sale...using for little girl's skirt!)
|Swedish Christmas Linen |
(Not for sale...reminds us too much of the creekhouse cabin!)
Well, hello Sweden and Denmark.
I asked the woman running the sale about the homeowners.
She told me that she (the homeowner) is a 95-year-old Danish widow named Marta who has happily moved into a nursing home. The home was so pretty, overlooking a little reservoir with paddle boats parked along the shore, mountains in the distance. Sigh.
So here's to Marta, her continued long life, and lovely home. And selfishly people...if this is what was left on Saturday morning. What did I miss? What was in this house alllllll day Thursday? Allllll day Friday? Oh, it pains me. But I won't dwell.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I'm ready. I'm going to be spending some of my time off listing lots items in the shop...and getting ready to share a new project. Curious? Hint: Another Etsy shop! More soon, promise.
Thankful for family, friends, and of course everyone who pops by here now and then!
Linking up with Apron Thrift Girl and A Living Space and Sir Thrift A Lot