July 17, 2016
Boot Sale #2.
A trip to the Antique Mall Boot Sale in June
netted quite a hall. The value of all these items
was over $220 ~ the value the vendors had
listed them for, not the true worth of course.
I had saved and saved as this was the largest
boot sale of the year, so I knew we'd find some
amazing treasures. We left home early and I
had a tidy $200 tucked away in my wallet.
But after careful and fun negotiations, our
final total was a very lovely $160. Success!
A pretty petite point, two tiny English tins,
sweet rose votives, a pretty pair of frames
with attached planters and finally, a colorful
print for our bright and color filled guest room.
A tiny ballerina dress, a yellow floral patched
pillow for one of the window seats and a frame.
Sweet smocked dress, a pair of Irish salt and
pepper shakers, two vintage books for our
growing collection (pink and purple), a
tiny box from Russia (I have matching ones
from my trip there at 16), a vintage planter,
a unique round biscuit tin and a painting.
Love this painting for our master
bathroom. It has all our colors in it!
On my wish list forever, a Boston Fern
plant stand and here it is! It was listed for
$45. I'm sure this is the same one at the
last Boot Sale that was listed then for
$85. I offered $25 to start and it was
accepted! I had many comments and a
number of gasps as we walked it out to
our car. So happy with this purchase.
A shot to show how big the frame
is. And a steal at just $8.
It's actually a chalk board and what caught
my eye and made it endearing was the
vintage glass knob on the end. When I saw
the price tag, I was sure it said $100, which in
my head I was justifying because of the work
that would have gone in to it to turn it from
an old frame in to a working piece for our
kitchen. And the know is well worth that
amount. Then the lady who made it and
approached me and said I was welcome
to make an offer as she could see I was very
interested. I took the tag in my hand and it
was then that I realized it said $10, not $100.
I was going to just pay that and she said
she would let me have it for $8. Sold!!
She was happy it was going to be loved.
Close ups of the smaller items that
rounded out the larger pieces we chose.
The black iron pieces are a hanging plant
stand that we are going to put on the porch.
Such soft colors in these matching frames.
Trying to decide where to put them now.
A tiny teddy for my tiny collection.
And a depression era green jar with lid.
Finally, the first piece we picked up ~
another wish list item to cross off!
Have you attended any Boot Sales lately?
Is it something you have in your community?