Friday, April 30, 2010

Can you say........SCORE!

I couldn't wait to get home and show this to my people! I went yard saleing today with one of my buddies.
There was one listed in Craigslist the was a double estate sale. We called the lady and she said we would need about 2 hours to see it all. Can you claim false advertisement for a tag sale? There were pictures of things that made me and my friend salivate. When we got there it took less than 5 minutes to see it all. My friend was looking for old pedal cars that were pictured in the ad. Half of the pictured stuff was not there but would arrive at 1:00. We drove 25 minutes to get there at 6:45 and it all wasn't there?????? Let me just tell you this...they were very proud of their stuff. They had everything priced with antique mall prices. I was not a happy camper!!!
So.....we came back to the house and found a web site that listed yard sales and set out again. I am so glad because I scored big. I found an antique buffet at a sale that was packed with cars. We thought we were probably too late but there she was.....whispering to me....."take me home"! "Joe will not be mad for long" I saw no price on her and quickly looked for the seller. She directed me to a busy little man and he barely looked up and said "$35.00". I replied with buggin eyes "SOLD". I paid and loaded her up as quickly as I could for fear that he would tackle me and say he had made a mistake.
You wanna see her?
Is-n't she love-ly....Isn't she won-der-ful....yes I am singing!
The next picture is of a newspaper that was in the side compartment...

She was a traveler! How do I know this? Because I don't live in Virginia! Duh!

Here is the find that my buddy picked up at the first false advertisement sale.

It steers with the feet peddles and you push and pull the handle to go. Neither of us had ever seen one of these before. They had a couple rusted out tractors but we liked this one because it is more unique.

5 comments:

Kristi said...

Score for sure!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! she's a beaut! Great deal. Sorry for the first sale... that's awful!
have a great weekend!
gail

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i, too, have been the unfortunate victim of false advertisement and antique-mall-prices at estate sells, what a bummer :( but it looks like this find made up for your disappointing start to the day - what a steal!! i am so excited to see how you transform this piece :)

Lisa said...

Most definitely a SCORE. Both those items are great finds. You were both very lucky. Who would sell that for $35?? (shaking my head)!
Thanks for visiting today and leaving your lovely comment!
Lisa

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I love how this piece came out, distressed finish and all. Your niece is a lucky girl. And the keyboard drawer (with its nice contrasting paper) is a great idea.