Downward through the evening twilight,
In the days that are forgotten,
In the unremembered ages,
From the full moon fell Nokomis …
Yep, that’s the Nokomis that the neighborhood we garage saled in on Saturday is named after. It’s also the neighborhood where both of my parents grew up. And last Saturday it was the site of the most fantastic garage sale jackpot this year!
Where do I even start? The fabulosity was just overflowing!
Our party included myself, my sister and my friend Mary Kate who I have garage saled with since she was just a wee lass. The forecast called for heavy rain and thunderstorms, but we are not daunted by such things. We’re practically professionals, wink. We just went into it assuming we’d end up drenched. And the day did start out rainy, which makes things a little trickier because everything is tucked away in garages. You can’t manage the ‘drive by’, where you look from your car and then just keep moving if all you see are bright plastic kid’s toys and piles of baby clothes. We hadn’t gotten much yet when we came across an alley sale where the proprietors flagged us in. They had a parking spot all ready for us and no customers, which made us a little nervous. As I strolled into their garage, I saw Mary already standing over a pile of something with a look of pure disbelief on her face. This was the find of the day for sure! A whole pile of vintage cameras.
The story that went with them was priceless. The seller’s mother had been a camera collector. When she passed away, the seller had sold two big boxes of cameras to an antiques dealer and she thought that was all of them. But while cleaning out the closet to get ready for her garage sale, she came across a third box that she didn’t know she had, so she threw them out for the sale.
Holy garbanzo beans batman! Just look at them! Clearly it was fate!
So many cool cameras! Some for Mary’s collection, and some for mine.
The fun did not end there folks! I had all but given up on finding great furniture at garage sales this year, but this time I came home with this gorgeous bed.
And a fab pink dresser.
I love the green and white on this wooden melon crate, and found an awesome green jar, a green McCoy planter and a pretty little ironstone pitcher.
Mary purchased this fabulous ceramic hand at my urging. It will make a great place to hang her jewelry once it’s mounted on the wall. She also picked up some art supplies.
And last of all, I hope you didn’t miss Uncle Leon’s suitcase!
Yep, the gals that sold me the suitcase said it belonged to their Uncle Leon and he used to travel with it all the time.
You know it was a good day when a fab suitcase gets barely mentioned at the end!
What can I say? Garage sales can be very hit or miss, but every once in a while you hit the jackpot!