Monday, August 17, 2009

Yard Sale Prize or Not?

Y'all, I declare I have never read so many funny and precious comments about mayonnaise...of all things!! Danielle even popped back over to see which brand was winning!! You all are a hoot!! I believe the brand of choice--according to you all--is Hellmans. Not me!! I grew up on Miracle Whip!! And the Dukes mayo company is right down the road here in Mauldin! It's a southern item, but if the recipe calls for real mayo, it's the one I use! When it boils down to it, they all just have a tangy flavor that adds to a sandwich or recipe!! This was fun! Thanks for participating!

I told Rhoda that I would not be doing any more yard sales for awhile! I really meant it! But y'all, yesterday, while I was out running with the group at 6:30 am, some folks were setting up in front of a florist's shop. I ran by and strained my neck to see if there was anything worth looking at. Didn't see a thing that jumped out at me. An hour later, ran back by and looked from the road again. Got in my car and drove by and saw a piece of furniture that hadn't been there earlier. Kept driving and pondering and pondering and finally turned the mama mini van around. Can you believe that? I pulled over and got out...trying to look cool in sweat drenched shorts and a shirt...the hair was beyond fixing!! I didn't even have a spare hat in the car! But for Pete's sake, I was just going to a yard sale! Then, I saw the wooden furniture beckoning me over for a closer look.

Hmm....looked like a desk. I gently took off "stuff" from the top to open a back lid. It was a huge storage area with lots of spools of thread! This was a sewing table, not a desk! Solid wood and in decent shape. Then the owner walked over (after he watched me move all of his other treasures to the ground!). He said it belonged to his grandmother who would be 100. Then, he said the table was an antique of at least 75 years. Y'all, I'm thinking "not!" I do know my wood and finishes and time frames enough to be dangerous. I asked why then was he selling it? He replied he was down-sizing from a house to an apartment. Made sense. The price was $20.00. That's all I had in my wallet--and will be all I have until I substitute in 2 weeks!! I asked if he could do any better, but he said no. He did add some pictures that I liked into the total price though. Not sure I got a bargain, but I do have nice good sized table!! Not sure if I'll keep it or paint it and sell it! Decisions, decisions!! What would you do??? Hop over to Southern Hospitality for more cool yard sale finds.

Sweet Blessings!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Susan, I think that's a really cute piece & $20 is not bad for all wood. You could use it as a side table somewhere and if you don't like the color that much, paint it!. It would look cute white or black.

I'm always running errands after I go to the gym & looking all ragged too, so don't feel bad.

amykat said...

I do LOVE a yard sale! So fun.
As for the mayo winner, I don't really care who won...I'm just hungry now for a BLT with lots of drippy mayo!

You asked about any Scentsy consultants in SC. Not sure, I'll have to check. But I can certainly mail you some scent testers if you are interested! Would have no problem doing that at all!

And Jillian...oh the joy of the 30 day shred. I'm with you on the not-so-rock-hard abs. I'll take my child anyday though! :)

Hope you have a super week!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Are you kidding me? He should have charged at least $100. Yes, just in case you didn't know, you got a deal. Love it.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

I would love that little sewing table and would have given $20 for it any day. It sure doesn't look that old. Looks like something maybe from the 50-60's. I did not even get up Sat and head out to try to yard sale. I need to have one at this house! I did go look in my refrigerator because I wasn't sure what I have been using for sometimes( I know that is awful)I used Kraft, so I couldn't even vote. Some folks are serious about their mayo. Wish I had a pile of your tomatoes. Got called to sub this week, the one day I couldn't go, doesn't it figure! Hopefully I will be starting up soon. I have no money extra right now either, so trying to stay away from the yard sales. Have a great week. Jackie

Cheri Peoples said...

I think it is cute. I would definitely use it as a side table. You could put little baskets in the cubbies and you could even add another piece of wood to the bottom and make a second shelf.

Come for a visit.
Its So Very Cheri

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Oh that table is a treasure and a keeper! And I think you paid a reasonable price for such a treasure!

PS -- Hellman's

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I think it's great - plus I think it's great you were still in your running clothes. I have been to too many places still dressed like that.

Sue said...

You made one of the best sales transactions I've seen today! An all wood table is worth soooo much more. It must have been meant to be, since you only had that exact amount of money on you. I would probably keep it in its natural state, if the finish still looks good.
:-) Sue

3 Blessings said...

I love it. I think you got a great deal. I cannot wait to see what you do with it!

KelliGirl said...

Wow! From the picture it's a beautiful desk. Knowing how creative you are, I can't wait to see what magic you'll work on this piece!!

Can you do yard sale shopping for me?

Love you,

Danielle said...

That's a good deal. He should have went cheaper, I'm always looking for something to be cheaper no matter what it is.

I wish I had your dedication to running. I can't even run in place without having an asma attack! Okay, maybe not that bad, but it feels like it. My daughter starts school in a couple weeks and I am so excited. A good friend of mine, her daughter starts K5... we can stay after they start and walk together. I miss it!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Yep; that's a bargain if ever I did see one! It's also a nostalgic piece due to the fact that many (if not most) people no longer sew, or even own a spool of thread.

The picture made me think of one I had as a chid from "Little Women".

Come to think of it, I NEED to have a yard sale ...


Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

you and your yard sales... too funny :))

Thanks for dropping off the yoga cd. I am putting it to use tonight. glad the car wash went well. hate we could not stick around.


Mary Singer Wick said...

Hey Susan!

So great to see your latest blessing in the form of furniture! It's always so fun when great bargains come our way. Enjoy your purchase!

Sorry I didn't participate in your mayo or Miracle Whip contest. We were on vacation last week. You won't like me for this, but no way on Miracle Whip for me! Hellman's or Duke's is the best (more natural and less chemicals).

Happy eating and shopping!



Susie from Bienvenue said...

My husband does that too,.....I just tell him they are all friends. Just some of them live in my computer..hhe

Lelia Chealey said...

Oh, I would have ideas going through my head, but none of it would get done. I'm famous for that according to my husband. :) I know whatever you do with it though will be awesome.

Wendy said...

I think it's great!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Wow! It is beautiful. Good find!