When I started this blog I had a goal of sharing my "junking adventures". Although this is not exactly and "adventure" is is a story to share.
I went to a garage sale on Thursday. This lady was not quite ready for us, and was still putting things outside. She said we were free to look around inside (storage shed) but that not everything was for sale.
I inquired about an old little sterilizer cabinet that was on a shelf. She said it was not for sale.
I picked up a few things and was almost ready to leave when her daughter arrived. I jokingly said "do you think you can talk your mother into selling this?" She said, "Oh That's mine, I guess I'd sell it". Well of course I was doing the happy dance inside, but remaining quite calm on the outside. I asked about the price and it was VERY reasonable and so I paid the daughter, and drove away with my happy prize. I cleaned it up and displayed it proudly in my guest room
It was the perfect shad of weathered robin-egg blue, with a great label "Sterilizer" on the front, and chippy shelves inside.
On Sunday evening, I was sitting down preparing a blog post about my find, at that exact moment my cel phone rang. When I answered, a voice on the phone explained that I had been to her sale and bought something that should not have been sold. I had to ask her to remind me which item, and she told me it was the little green cabinet. She explained how it had belonged to her father and was to go to her grandson. Of course I made arrangements to get it back to her and she'll be picking it up from me on Monday.
I am sad to see this treasure go away, as I was looking forward to how I'd be using it. But I guess it's an heirloom and feel bad for causing her any worry.
That is my little junking story for this week. I guess after years of this one would have quite a few interesting stories to tell.
Have a great week everyone.