Oh my, I'm grading my estate sale experiences like they're a dish on Top Chef- maybe I've been watching too much reality TV.
My rating is based on my overall experience this morning. I didn't go to any sales that I wouldn't give any stars too- but I did hit a sale that I can only give one star to. The house was in a nice neighborhood, but dated- very 70's red shag carpet, faux wood paneling, slightly smokey smelling- and just about everything (except the good stuff) was priced at $3. It's like their pricing gun didn't have any other numbers. Games, toys, stuffed animals, books with the cover torn, books with the cover intact, single volumes of encyclopedias- $3. There may have been some bargains, but it was my fourth sale- I just wasn't in the mood to look for needles in haystacks.
The sales that I got the wallpaper chest and velvet leaf hat were much better- more in the four star range.
Look at all the trophies I
won bought- and none of them have engraving, so I could get a roll of masking tape and make them awards for anything I want. I might just carry them around in my car and hand one out to the next five star estate sale I go to.
The closest I came to a five star estate sale was the one where I bought books- some of them are in kind of rough condition, but they've got so much character.
The two small books on the plate are little leather bound Shakespeares. I wonder how many children used the McGuffey reader?
So, I'm off to read some of my new old books- I might try Shakespeare- I hear that a lot of readers give him five stars.