All I Need
Last Saturday, Zach and I went out to breakfast and happened to pass by an estate sale. We only had $2 in cash on us, but I convinced him we should stop anyway.
In the basement of the sale, I saw these huge boxes of vintage Christmas decorations, so I started to rummage. One of the workers hurried over pretty quickly and informed me that I couldn’t look in the boxes because they were selling them as “grab bags” for $1 each.
This was intriguing to me. I had already seen some of the contents before I got busted, so I decided to take the $1 risk. I chose the largest, and heaviest box to buy.
On the top of the box it said something about being “all I need” to decorate multiple rooms. It also had a hilarious never-ending list of the years this box was used as storage. I figured I had made a good choice. If this box really had everything needed to decorate, then it must have the best and most cherished items in it.
When I opened the box, there was nothing spectacular at first. A lot of garland and plastic holly type stuff.
But then I started finding some cool things buried in the box! First were these angel figures, marked JAPAN on the bottom.
These have got to be worth my $1 investment! I’m guessing that Sarah might even want them because they look like her style and they are playing musical instruments. If she shows some interest, then I’ll wrap them up for her and count the days until December. Or she can pay me $1 now and have them…
I then found these candlesticks. I could tell from the tarnish that they were silverplated, which was confirmed when I googled the maker’s name on the bottom. These things are HEAVY! Almost 3 pounds EACH!
I don’t think silverplate is super valuable or anything, but again, definitely worth my $1!