See Part 1 of our Estate Sale Weekend here.
Saturday is (usually) 50% discount day!
David and Michael, our son, headed back to the Moorish mini-castle that we had muscled our way through the previous Thursday. Before we left I asked if the sale would run through Saturday. The sales rep said, “Not if we keep on selling like this!”
A line of native masks had caught Michael’s attention. He hoped they still hung on the wall two days later at new, affordable prices. I would have written them all off but he walked in and voilà! There was the one he wanted. He reached up, hoisted it down and wouldn’t let it out of his grasp.
The guys looked around the slim pickings and — another surprise — found a deer skull with antlers (not the one I tried to buy).
I joined them for the next leg of the excursion. Michael had identified another estate sale out at the beach. It wasn’t on my schedule, but spirits were high.
Of all the estate companies in town, we know this one the best because we are regular customers. We like the couple that runs the sales and they like us. The house, tucked back on a golf course, had a thinner crowd.
I checked out the living room, dining room and kitchen while David and Michael hit the bedrooms. I took a lovely painting off the wall and studied it. The frame was fantastic, but even at a 50% discount, I couldn’t afford it. Later, when I announced I was ready to check out, the cashier said,
“Bring that painting over here.”
“Oh, no. I decided not to buy that. It’s a little too expensive.”
“Get it. I’m going to give you a good price.”
And he did.
Here’s what Michael selected:
I picked up these two items. Check out these nesting dolls. Japanese, I think. Even the tiny one has a face painted on.
We decided to transport everything in two trips.
David and Michael drove back for the console and arrived around 4:30, which allowed time to get it out before the sale closed at 5 PM. Just as I settled in at home and put up my tired feet, David phoned to ask me if I wanted anything else. Because something unbelievable just happened.
The estate sale rep offered a 75% discount. That has never, ever happened. I cannot explain this miracle.
I mentioned a framed Japanese sketch and a lyre chair. David secured those along with an oval picture frame of a handsome-looking family.
I have not researched any of the items that are presented here. More study needed. But we had a great and exhausting weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.
Ann Marie and David