Hey Nerds, I haven't been lurking around the blogosphere for the past weekend. I took some much needed time off, took the Subaru in for a fix, and then headed down to NYC to spend some quality time with the Vinyl Whores. This meant taking Garth and Dan to the grocery store to buy heavy things since they don't have a car. It also meant thrifting!
Our first stop was an out of control Estate Sale in Port Washington, NY at the former home of Judy N. Judy had kept everything from childhood onwards. Not in a hoarder kind of way, either. Look at the photos from the link, it's pretty tidy and clean, though the the selling company did some organizing. I tell you by the time we got there at 1pm the place was trashed. Many elbows in the ribs and grabby hands* later, I came away with these: three books, a dusty decanter that was chilling in the laundry room, a hankie that I found in the middle of the living room floor, and a stuffed toy I will explain later in the week.
*By grabby hands I mean those people who try to pull items out of your hand while you are holding them. Then when you call them on it, they mumble something about mistaking you for a table and sidle away.
We then headed on to Glen Head, NY to something described on Craigslist as a "Warehouse Tag Sale." We had no idea what we were in for. I scored big time with this mid-century mosaic amoeba coffee table for $40!!! Now I need to rearrange the living room.
I've been looking for a green glass juicer forever, this one was only $5. It needs a clean but that's nothing a Mr. Clean Eraser won't fix.
Dan found me a wonderful booklet of vintage sock patterns. I do love knitting socks.
Then we found out the owner operates the Warehouse Tag Sale once a month as a supplement to her antique shop up the road. So we jumped in Scooter Subaru and headed over to Glenwood Antiques. The place was nice with decent prices, though the Warehouse items were definitely more our style. However, this lamp had just stopped in that morning on consignment and it went home with me for a mere $25. Decent prices, indeed.
We made a brief, unexpected stop for the boys at the Mr. Cheapo CD & Record Exchange. They got some great deals on some Carol Burnett records and a Batman record that Garth has been searching for forever.
Our last stop for the night was a St.Vincent De Paul. We got there 20 minutes before it closed so there was only time for a quick trip through housewares.
Oh look, more Georges Briard! $6? Yes, please.
Then it was back to the house for cocktails, Dan's wonderful cooking, and a Cash & Cari marathon. (I don't get HGTV so the boys were kind enough to keep them on their DVR until my visit.)
Since it's Monday, you know that means. I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday. Be sure to check out her post so you can see what other fabulous finds came home over the weekend.