Nowhere to Run
Last Wednesday, my dad and sister came out to meet George. There happened to be a sale nearby (strange for a Wednesday), so we decided to go.
The house was certainly packed, with both items and people. You could barely move around, which was frustrating and treacherous, considering the amount of glass items stuffed onto every table.
All of the items were nice, but nothing super collectible or my style. There were some really cool hand painted sheep sculptures that were shockingly expensive. They were made by Border Fine Arts.
Cute, but not like $200 cute.
I did find a Griswold cooking pot that was covered in rust, but cleaned up really well when I scrubbed it with a brillo pad. This pot is particularly collectible because it features the “slanted” Griswold logo. This logo dates the pot from between 1897 and 1920. I paid $10 for it, and am hoping it will bring a lot more on ebay.
The last item of note at this sale was a vintage Bonnie Cashin purse. Bonnie Cashin was a super famous fashion designer, and, while working at Coach, implemented the use of the now-famous brass hardware on their bags. The leather bag that I found was in pretty rough shape, but I knew that it would polish up just fine. I paid $8 for it, but other Bonnie Cashin bags have sold for well over that in the past…some even around $150. My fingers are crossed on this one, so we will see!
There was so much more to look at in this sale, but like I mentioned, there was literally NOWHERE to stop and look at things. The house was so full of people that if you stopped for a second, a line of about 5 people would stack up behind you and start groaning. It was also really hot. I don’t think my dad or sister bought anything, and I came out with only the treasures above, as well as one crocheted placemat to put George’s dog bowls on.
Anyway, here’s a view from the basement corner I was trapped in…you can’t see the pile of stuff that man has on the floor blocking my path. At one point, he pulled a giant old stove over, sealing me in my corner for another 5 minutes or so.