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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just One Sale

I got a late start, and on the way to doing something else, I decided to turn when I saw a "Garage Sale" Sign. The telltale signs of a good sale were
not there,
but I decided to get out of the car anyway. Not having much time, I knew this would be the only sale I'd be able to hit.

I was first greeted by Cupie the cutest and sweetest Boston Terrier I've ever seen.
After that, I met her master who had been a missionary in Japan in his younger years. He quickly began to tell me the history of each item I picked up.I'm sure the sale had already been pretty picked over, but I found a few treasures including this old travelers bag that has actually been to the top of Mount Fuji, I love the clasps.
turn the dial to open and lock shut.
And a Japanese rice paddle and an old Japanese necklace with a tiger.
As well as a few other goodies I could not pass up.
The gentleman was a pleasure to visit with and just as I was heading out, another group of folks were walking up. First they were greeted by Cupie and then the gentleman's stories started all over again.
I smiled when I was leaving and was so happy I had stopped. A sweet pooch, a few treasures and a dear old guy and his stories. It doesn't get better than that.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Margo ~
Isn't it fun to run in to someone like that !!
It makes the stop definitely
worthwhile :)


Vintage Green said...

I love that necklace....!!!

Jane said...

Sounds like a very worthwhile stop and I'm sure the gentleman had a wonderful weekend relaying all of his stories!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

It sounds like it was the PERFECT garage sale after all Margo....LOVE the Treasures you found ESPECIALLY the bag....I'd be HAPPY to inherit this one too....hahahahahaha....Go on....I KNOW what you're thinkin'....CHEEKY BUGGA....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

brendalou said...

How neat. IMO...anyone with a boston (or two in my case) is never a waste of time. Love that necklace, what a treasure.

KarenSue said...

Those are the best sales!

craftymarta said...

Love the bag...and everything else. The story, priceless. I call it the sale radar. I always leave my house without a plan but I always end up ok. Blessings, Marta.

Jill said...

That is indeed a good sale. I really like that medal thing...interesting.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I love that Travelers Bag. It is so cool looking.

Tammy said...

sounds like a great stop to me!! Love all the things you got! Great treasures!
Tammy :-)

Stephanie said...

Great finds!

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