"Granny's got a gun,
Her whole world's come undone..."
My take on Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun."
|Some of Granny's other things.|
Well, as usual, yesterday morning was estate sale time. Duane has a horrendous cold and wasn't able to go so it was just Linda and me. We decided to hit a sale that was literally called 'Granny's Guns' in one part of town and then head to two other sales in the south part of town. Apparently, Granny had once had an antique and collectibles shop and now everything was being sold off from her home. Home turned out to be a mobile home in a mobile home park.
|One of Granny's guns.|
Neither of us found anything to buy at Granny's and when we finally left (we weren't allowed into the house at the same time - ack!), it was already 10am. We could have been in and out of Granny's in less than half an hour if we hadn't had to wait. There were a number of men there strictly to see/purchase the guns. Most of them were, um, rather portly which didn't help when you wanted to get into a small area of tables and they were standing and talking to each other. An abrupt 'excuse me' got me into an area with tables when one of them moved. However, I had to 'excuse me' again in order to get back out.
|And one last gun.|
We were late getting to the 10am sale. We pulled up around 10:30 and it was packed. Very large house with lots of nice things, though. Neither of us bought but it was definitely worth the look. Wonder what we missed by being so late. Grrrr...
|A room from the second sale.|
We finally hit the last sale which was in a house directly across from the bay. This was the second day of the sale at this house and they still had a lot of great stuff despite having unloaded so much. The woman who lived there had been an artist and not only were there framed pieces of her art around (along with a table full of water colors and sketches that she either hadn't gotten around to framing or hadn't finished) but also very nice pieces from other artists. Lots of gorgeous furniture, too.
Luckily, she turned out to be a crafty person who knitted and crocheted. I bought 3 sets of plastic knitting needles (I love working with plastic and don't care for metal very much) along with
|Sale no.3. Signed Escher print.|
By the time we left the last sale, it wasn't our usual 'let's get coffee/tea and a snack' time -- it was lunch time. Linda and I had a nice leisurely lunch at Panera's. I was the only one who got lucky and purchased anything but we always enjoy the hunt. EXCEPT when we lose precious time due to a poorly executed sale. Grrr...
Hopefully, Duane will be well enough to go with us next time. We missed her.