Call the Police
After we left the overpriced sale from hell, Erin and I were ready for some num nums. On our way to find food, Erin spotted a sign that said “Sale” in front of a store. We had no idea what sort of store, but I did a U-turn and pulled into the parking lot. As it turns out, we discovered a tiny little gem in the middle of… wherever we were.
There’s a picture of the storefront through my disgustingly dirty windshield.
I’ll admit that the front looked a little janky but the inside was awesome!
The store was filled with lots of antiques, vintage clothing, and just nice, cool stuff in general. Here I am, about to annihilate this cabinet of goodies. I bought three things inside of it!
You can also see that I’m holding an awesome red buffalo plaid jacket. I found it on a rack in the back and it was from J. Crew, in perfect shape. It looked small to me but ended up fitting perfectly!
(Yes, I am married to this person.)
Erin was really interested in that Kewpie doll in the case above but it was priced too high. I ended up with the jacket and some other small items. Here are some of the cutest:
Can you believe those puppies? They’re almost too cute to look at. They’re breaking my computer monitor with their cuteness.
I bought one other item at this sale that I’m going to save for another day because I love it so much, I want to highlight it.
The lady who ran this shop was awesome. She was a little old lady but was very cute and hip, and shared all sorts of gossip with us once we started talking to her. She also had reasonable prices and would negotiate. I’ll let Erin tell you about the gossip.
She was also the perfect person to ask for a restaurant recommendation. After we left her shop, we went to River Crest family dining, per her suggestion.
It was great. Good ranch dressing and chili fries are all I ask for in a restaurant. All Erin asks for is good cole slaw and egg salad sandwiches. This place lived up to our expectations. And they had free tootsie rolls.
Update from Erin: First of all, and most importantly, I got a BLT, not an egg salad sandwich, at RiverCrest.
Anyway, when we rolled up at this little shop, I mentioned to the owner that we spotted the store after visiting an estate sale in the area. It was instantly clear that this woman was well aware of the estate sale we were talking about. We were then told the following tale:
So apparently, the crazy woman running the $7 bra estate sale (here is the link again) had originally hired a company to come in and run the sale. The company cleaned up the entire house (it was apparently chaos) and organized everything on tables, etc. Once the clean-up was done, the crazy woman who owned the house CALLED THE POLICE. She told the police some lie about the company and fraud and how they were now trespassing on her property. The police forced the company to leave, and not return.
So, if you’re not following, this woman got a free house cleaning and estate sale set-up, because she is absolutely bat-sh*t crazy. I must say, though, this is kind of genius.
So I bought two things at this store. First was a Johnson Brothers huge, heavy platter.
It looks like a winter scene, but there’s a turkey hidin’ up in there, so this platter is now multi-use.
The store owner wanted $50, and I was about to put it back when she asked what I was willing to pay. I said $30, but we settled on $35.
That kewpie doll in the case was really cool. It had a little heart sticker on its chest that looked very old. I don’t know a lot about kewpies, but I was guessing that this one was a Rose O’Neill because of the heart. Anyone know if I’m right? It looked like this one I found online:
It was marked $100, which I didn’t want to spend, but maybe it is worth that.
The second item I bought was a Navajo ring. The stone is spiny oyster in a really cool color.
I’m really antsy to wear this ring, but I have to get it sized first. It’s just slightly too small.
Ok, stay tuned, because this day’s adventures are far from over. Sarah and I had one more stop, and it turned out to be a doozy.