Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Leaving the gate running

I finally got our tree up. I found this beauty at an estate sale over the summer, in the tool shed behind the house. I saw the box peaking at me from up in the rafters. You better believe I squealed with joy when I pulled it down and saw the tree was INSIDE. It hadn't even been priced, so I added it to my pile and hoped for the best. Oh and did I mention, this find happened at 2 PM, and the sale had started at 8 AM! I was one of the only people in the house at the hour, long after their big rush. I always make it a point to chat up the sale runners, esp. if it is a private family sale. Why? Because when you are friendly, people are friendly back. This beauty of a tree set me back a whole $1.00!

As for the story behind my lonely shiny brite ornament. I discovered her at a yard sale this past weekend behind a few boxes. Me thinks I was a bit late on the find and someone else grabbed the rest of these beautiful ornaments. Perhaps this one fell off to the side. But hey, I'll take what I can get. :)


  1. Welcome to the World O' Blogging! My, my, girl. That was one well spent dollar! Lucky duck! That tree was meant for you. It looks great where you have it, too.

  2. omg only ONE dollar... O_o

    BEST DEAL EVER. And so late in the day, too.

    Even $20 would have been a bargain. When repro trees became available, I thought prices would fall but I haven't seen it happen!

  3. Saw your link over at Sarah's tree party. Welcome to the blog world. I'll have to pop over to your Etsy store and see what you have!