Friday, August 12, 2011


I woke up early Wed. morning to hit and estate sale.  This was TWO sales combined and was being held in a storefront location. 
Let me tell you this, I am NOT a morning person BUT when looking at the pictures I spied a couple dressers for my bestie’s daughter and a vanity similar to the one I did for my daughter
So I arrive 20 minutes early and thank goodness was only 5th in line.  I peeked through the windows to scope out the vanity, when I spied one of the dressers…
I could read the price tag and immediately knew I would be walking away with nothing…The price…$600..
What the shit?!? 
I held out hope that everything couldn’t possibly be priced so high.  I spied the vanity at the back of the store and as soon as the doors opened I made a beeline for it…$400!!!
Crazy say what?!?  I paid $50 for mine…saw another one months later for $48…
Now I’m kinda fuming…I woke up early and got out of bed on a summer morning for this!!
It gets better…I see a gold mirror  tucked beside something…no price tag and the frame is plastic..I’m thinking “score,  $20 top” . 
One of the workers sees me looking at it, he asks the lady in charge what the price is…$145!!  My eyes got big and he actually said “Too much??”…uh, DOI! 
I replied “Yeah, it’s plastic” .  His response… “It’s pretty”…  sure, $10 pretty you nut job!!
After being in delusionville for too long I decided it was time to leave…after filling out a bid sheet…maybe (doubtfully) I’ll get lucky
Side note:  I’ve been to and estate sale by this company before and actually scored a $225 mirror for a $50 bid.  You know why?  Because of their crazy high prices NOTHING sells, then they fall into reality and take your bid.
The last dresser I saw that would work…$350
Correct me if I’m wrong,  but I’m pretty sure this style has not hit antique status yet…
Ah, it feels good to vent…Go have a great weekend (the last one before school starts, EEK!!)
P.S. Make sure to enter Danielle Oakey’s fabulous giveaway!  Up for grabs?  An online room design…could it get any better!?!  Hurry on over, giveaway closes August 19th


Hyphen Interiors said...

Ha! Now I can relate to that! That is how all of my thrifting trips go - either like that or there is NOTHING I like. Then... I am mad I got up early. :)

Desiree said...

I love the mirror!! But I would never pay that much. They were overpriced, but had nice items to look at.