One of the best 'hunting grounds' for affordable
and unique treasures is at community sales.
Every August the nice residents of Wolfsville, MD, gather for a picnic which features Blue Grass music, homemade goodies and a sale to raise money for the campground maintenance.
The elderly gentleman sitting beside the empty lawn chair is Bob's cousin, Don Kuhn. He's a 94 year old veteran of WWII who still farms and keeps a garden.
After greeting family and childhood friends Bob headed to the tent where they sold homemade ice cream and real from-scratch deep fried potato chips.
I headed to the community yard sale!
And just look at my box of treasures:
It's a veritable vintage treasure trove:
Original oil painting
Adorable 1950s Napco Spaghetti poodle figurine
An old Ball mason jar
A vintage syrup pitcher
An awesome industrial metal desk lamp
A beautiful hand tatted doily
A Fire King Bonnie Blue cup and saucer
An old silk tapestry/rug (look how big it is beside the Fire King
cup and saucer.) Definitely not my taste so it's going on eBay.
A promotional calendar, address book and pen from 1966
Guess how much I paid for all of these collectibles.
Come on, guess.
$6.00!!!! Actually, I gave them a $10 bill and told them
to keep the change. (I felt guilty for paying so little.)
My handsome man carried the box to the car!
It was a wonderful afternoon filled with friendship, delicious food, delightful music, and incredible bargains. What more could you ask?