I'll complete my reporting on Round Top with this last, sad sad story.
On my way back to the fields from my hotel on Friday morning, I followed a sign to an estate sale.
I saw some old metal chippy furniture on the lawn, and walked right by it knowing I had no trailer and no way to buy it if, by some small chance, it was priced reasonably. I proceeded towards the garage and then into the house to find a few goodies. Then after checking out I casually walked past these wonderful chairs and my jaw dropped.
Chairs only $10 rocker $20. Now the pic is not good as it was taken with my phone, but you can see their wonderful shape. They are metal, and were just the right amount of rusty, and chippy white too.
And there I was with no trailer, and no room in the car.....what to do?
I pick up my phone and call my friend Gloria of Sweet Peas... no answer. I wait, I call again... no answer. I decide to hang my head in despair and head down the road.
Abount 10 mins later, Gloria rings me back. Her suggestion is that I turn around, pay for them, and come back for her van. Sounds like a plan and off I go.
As I arrive back at the sale, I see them still sitting on the lawn, my heart races, adrenalin is flowing! I walk up and see the tags still on them, I look around for the worker, I catch his eye, and wave him over. "I'll pay for these now and come back with a van later today" I say, as he looks bewildered, and confused. I am waving the masking tape price in my hands as I'm talking.
At that exact moment, a woman walks out of the house and says "my Mother and I just bought those". Then the worker states in frustration "I can't keep track of all this" shaking his head. My heart sinks, I'm sure my expression was that of great despair, what can I do but walk away, heart in hand.
As I relate this story again and again all day to various vendor friends, my story ends this way.
I didn't get the chairs, but I got a story and the story was free. :)
Always look at the bright side!!!!!!