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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Semi-Annual Parking Lot Sale
One of the stores that my friends and I like to check out is in Duane's neighborhood. Sherry's YesterDaze is a cool vintage boutique that features a little bit of everything from jewelry to housewares to furniture and clothing. Twice a year Sherry has a sale in her parking lot where she puts out items from her store and also has other artists/merchants/friends set up tables. There's always a great variety of stuff so we always try to make these sales.
Today, Duane and Linda and I hit the sale a little after 9am. Linda and I both bought stuff for ourselves and as gifts. She bought a "Life" magazine in terrific condition that was published after President Kennedy was assassinated, a fab enamel bowl, a folk CD, a pair of bottle top candles and she got a great deal on a vintage 'moonbeam' clock. L.L. Bean sells new versions of the clock but Linda scored this vintage one for a lot less money in working condition. She also bought a pretty signed sketch of a cat that she plans to frame. She and I both also liked these woven bracelets made by children in South Africa. Beautifully made in bright colors, they can also be used as bookmarks. I bought three for my three nieces in their various favorite colors and Linda snagged one, too. I also bought a cool little china dish made in England by Staffordshire with an outline of Charles Dickens on it. I've put out a few little dishes that I've come across and like in my guest bedroom for people to use as coasters.
Then we hit a couple of yard sales that we happened to pass on our way to get some coffee. We were waiting for the store that Sherry's husband, David, owns to open at 11am. I've mentioned A Modern Line a number of times on this blog and all three of us have purchases from this store in our homes. I bought a bark cloth pillow that goes great in my guest room on the sofa bed. It picks up the colors of green and yellow in the room.