Before we went to the antique market, though, we hit an estate sale over in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, in a tiny little 1,200 square foot bungalow, built in 1935, in desperate need of some TLC, but is STILL selling for $555,000! Location, location, location, I reckon. I'm guessing by my HGTV-watching experience, that it'll take about $50,000 to fix it up and that's just the cosmetic stuff that I can see. I have no idea what's behind the walls and under the floor. Anyway, it was an adorable little house and we got some cool stuff there. We got a whole basket full of stuff for FREE because Larry climbed up into the attic and pulled down an old WWII footlocker for them. In that basket were 43 Keurig coffee, tea and hot chocolate cups, some diabetic testing strips, a bottle of Sun-Ripened Raspberry shower gel from Bath and Body Works, a 1981 kitchen tea towel calendar (I love those!), a small Pyrex flamingo pink casserole dish with the lid (!!) and a cute little striped glass pitcher just perfect for lemonade. I got all that and Larry picked up a vintage Navy peacoat, an old Georgia flag and an old Army/Navy helmet. Oh! And we found an old General Electric clock radio, one like I've wanted forever. That sale was definitely worth the stop! The neighborhood was beautiful, everybody was walking their dogs and babies and there were little shops everywhere. We joked that we need to live in a neighborhood like that, if for nothing else but the diversity. $600-$700K houses, though? Naaaah.
Here are all those Keurig cups! It's really funny how God works sometimes. I had JUST YESTERDAY said I was going to get some coffee cups and bring them to work for our Keurig in the office and then, boom, the Lord brings me to these. 43 for FREE.
This is the peacoat. Oh, Larry looks sooooo handsome in it. It fits him perfectly and there were even two other ladies there eyeing him at the estate sale when he tried it on. Down, girls.
How amazing is this old clock??? And it works!
Here's the helmet and Santana's very first album. We picked it up at Scott's for $2.
See, pretty to look at. $2,500 to $4,000. We left 'em there.
Freddy-the-Frog Mercury, as Larry called him. $395
We're always looking for globes for Ami. We looked at this one.
I really did LOVE this vintage counter and stool set, though!! $4,800 and they coulda been MINE. Sigh. We don't have anywhere to put it anyway. Sigh.
Thanks to my good buddy, Erika, who on Facebook told me to get the heck outta there and get down to the South building, we hopped a ride on the shuttle bus and went down there.
MUCH more our speed!
We walked around outside until we were about to burn slap up (oh, Lordy, it was HOTTTTT) and then we walked around inside, where it was nice and air-conditioned and they had fried catfish. I found a Pyrex Daisy bowl, some political pins and oh my goodness, two sets of clackers!!! I've been looking for clackers everywhere. I found 'em outside, in a box, just sitting there waiting for me. The whole clacking thing came back to me immediately and I'm proud to say that I remain the reigning clacking queen! Larry was quite impressed. Kinda like he is when I recite the Preamble to the Constitution to him. What can I say? I am a child of the 70's and I loved me some Schoolhouse Rock.
Here are the three pins I got. Michael Dukakis was the very first person I ever voted for, in 1988, when I was 21. I was so proud. Been votin' Democrat ever since.
Larry actually found a lot of stuff he liked today! Patches and pins and helmets and peacoats. He racked up!
Here are my Pyrex bowls and that sweet little pitcher. I already had the largest Daisy mixing bowl but not the one that's this size. Larry said I was not leaving Scott's without a piece of Pyrex. So I didn't.
And the best part about our day??
Atlanta has NO gnats.