On Saturdays, whenever I can (and regardless of weather), I take out my trusty van to shop the garage, estate and other sales in the Atlanta area. My favorite neighborhoods are Brookhaven and Buckhead - in-town with a lot of great find potential! After checking craigslist and EstateSales.NET, I found the most promising sales today were in the Decatur, Morningside and other in-town neighorhoods. On most Saturdays, my friend Ouida joins me as principal navigator and fellow buyer - we have a great time.
I have found that the first one or two sales set the tone for the entire morning. If the first two are lousy, it is unlikely that others will be very appealing. Therefore, it is really important to get the plan right. Today, we found a wonderful sale in a neighborhood called Lion's Gate - not far from Emory University. Lion's Gate is an older townhouse community and has charming interiors. The location for this sale was no exception. The items were well displayed and prices were reasonable. Ouida collects both elephants and roosters and found some of each. I found a smallish round all-wood table that was a great price and might work in my foyer - if not, I know I can find a place for it. So, the day started out quite well!
|Sequined bra at sale!|
|Cooperative Shop on Elizabeth Street|
|Hats at Elizabeth Street Shop|
|Items for Sale - Elizabeth Street Shop|
|Nice Settee (but pretty pricey)!|
|Hubcap Clocks!! - Elizabeth Street Shop|
|My Favorite - Sewing Basket|