I haven't been to an estate sale in ages...in fact the last one was at the very beginning of summer. Things have been too busy with our summer house/yard projects. So I was thrilled when I saw there was going to be a sale very close to my home. Yippee! It was only a ten minute drive! I can do this!
The pictures online showed some vintage fishing tackle so I thought just maybe my husband would like to tag along (he's big into hunting and fishing). He usually prefers I go to these sorts of things with Country Mouse. He doesn't enjoy this kind of hunting.
The morning of the sale he slept in and I didn't plan to disturb his sleep by waking him up to go to an estate sale. But he happened to get up before I left the house and decided to join me on the hunt.
As we passed the sale (there was no parking on the street in front of the house) my heart started beating faster. I asked him if he felt the same...the answer was No. We circled the block, parked and saw others walking towards the house. Now I was really getting excited, so I asked again how he felt...your heart still isn't beating any faster?? That's crazy. No you're crazy (he says).
We lined up and as soon as we entered the house I went straight to the room where I knew the table runners and doilies would be. The woman in front of me was on the same path and started picking up all of the lovely linens! Nooo!!! (I screamed in my head). She didn't look up at me or she would have seen the disappointment and terror in my face. I picked up the few remaining and went to the next room to see if perhaps there would be more. Strike, nothing! I was so upset that I had politely walked in the house. I should have been more aggressive! but that's not my style and I didn't want to embarrass my husband ~ I had to behave or he may never come with me again.
I stopped by the room with the doilies once more to see if anything else interested me. I couldn't believe my luck! The lady had left nearly everything she originally picked up! I got my table runners and doilies! Yesss!
In the end my husband did not find any treasures for himself. I think maybe it takes a few times of going to these sorts of sales to dig in and be comfortable sifting through everything to find your own special treasure, you know? But I really did appreciate the effort he made to try out my kind of hunting :)