Mop-Pets, Award Winning Cupcakes and Troll Brides
So, after we finished the multi-hour process of going through the sale run by THAT guy, we were starving. I wanted to eat at Zumba but Erin wasn’t having it. So we drove by this restaurant that seemed questionable, called Camelia’s. After looking it up on Yelp, we decided that it would be an acceptable choice. The music that plays when you go to their website gives you a good impression of what it felt like to be there. I mainly wanted to talk about this dining experience to show you all a picture of the menu.
KEEPIN IT REAL. The food was mediocre but did the job.
The next sale we went to ended up being pretty bad, but I did find one treasure there:
She is a vintage Sarco Mop-Pet from the ’60s. She’s SO INCREDIBLY ADORABLE. I hesitated for a minute and almost didn’t sell her but she’s up on eBay now. Special thanks to Becky for helping me with some important keywords (I had no idea what Bradley was before she suggested it.) I also got a nice fall wreath for $4. A steal!
Next up, we hit up not one but TWO places for some delicious treats. First, we stopped at Taste Love, which is a cupcake shop that apparently won Cupcake Wars because of a CARAMEL AND SALMON cupcake. That makes me have throw-up spit. The cupcakes (normal flavors, people) were delicious and overpriced. Also hilarious is that Erin and I are idiots, and proceeded to order our cupcakes through this glass case:
That was before we realized that if you went around the corner, you could talk to a human being who could actually hear and understand you.
After this, we stopped at Astoria Bakery because I love their cookies. Erin tried to play like she had enough treats but was sucked into buying a mini key lime pie. There is no such thing as too many treats.
So the next sale looked really good and was just a few miles away. As soon as we walked in, though, we realized that it was pretty overpriced. We both still ended up with some treasures, but here are some examples of the insane prices:
FIVE DOLLARS per pattern or MORE? I’m shocked that there are so many left!
Next up is a perfect example of something that drives me totally insane:
Hey… your sh*tty, scary wooden doctor statue is not worth $20 just because it is “vintage.”
This, however, is probably the best:
Only three dollars for that ravaged bear? What a deal! Erin also died laughing when she saw this picture—they seem to have tried to place the price tag to keep you from noticing that he is missing an eye. Not very successful, guys.
Anyway, I found some good stuff here and they priced it decently for me. I found a huge pile of Ranger Rick magazines that seem to sell on eBay (I contend that it is a bunch of homeschoolers who buy these for their children), as well as some vintage Cricket Magazines. The guy sold both of those lots to me for $5. I also found some more Life Magazines, which I’ve vowed to stop buying but haven’t yet. I only bought a few and one of them is this one:
Some other cool things I found:
Some buddies made of wool and rabbit fur…
some vintage Kim Casali glasses…
And some vintage Holly Hobbie dolls (they’re smaller than they appear here), that the woman ringing me up tried to charge me $5 a piece for. I told her no and finally haggled her down to $2 a piece.
I’m going to let Erin tell you all about the final sale of the day, which did disappoint as far as treasures go, but did not disappoint as far as stories go.
Update from Erin: First of all, let me apologize for this post going up so late tonight. I’m sure you were all refreshing the page constantly waiting for today’s update. I was at the salon today for 6 hours having my hair bleached.
Sarah mentioned the crazy overpriced sale, and I actually found some cool treasures there. They turned out to be moneymakers though, so I will hold off on them for now. I will however, show you this baby:
His little tag says “Creepy $50”, which is TRULY HILARIOUS and accurate.
After this, we hit our final sale of the day. I knew we were in for some treasures when I saw the sign:
Ok cool, you’ve got some tools and toys and…wait, what? You’re selling an Asian?!?
Along with selling an “Asian”, the sale had some dolls. Lots of dolls.
Including this doll that looks like Sarah:
JUST KIDDING…It only kind of looks like Sarah.
Alright, one more doll thing. Here is me with a doll that has three faces, which is not terrifying at all.