One thing I've been doing and haven't told about is renting a shop space. I've been doing this for 4 months now, and 3 months at this particular shop. It has kept me busy and my mind off of waiting for the sale of the house to go through.
Many weird and wonderful things happen at estate sales. Some people really do fight over items...and break them. There's people like me looking to resell, some buying for themselves, and some are collectors. Above all there is "treasure" to be had.
Sometimes I find something and can't believe my eyes. How did no one else buy this? How did I get so lucky? Most things end up in the shop but a few get to stick around, like this painting. I considered it a total steal. Most people wouldn't. You see there's a problem with this painting in that it's been around so long the paint is starting to flake off on the bottom right.
Most people don't like flaky paintings. I don't mind. This painting is extremely vivid and I can't help but stare at it. Even though it is signed I could eventually mix up some paint and blend it in. You'll never know. I've done it before. It's called "restoration." Either way, for now it's off to storage till after the big move.
This was another outstanding find. Funny story. This town has two streets named Button. One is Button Drive and the other is Button Place...or circle...The point is that while everyone was waiting for the opening time at one street I was on the other, and first in the door on this sale. Replacements has this tureen without the lid and there's a similar one on Ebay, but it's a mismatched tureen and lid. I feel pretty good about it selling, and I'm a sucker for transferware if I have to keep it.
I only buy things I would like to keep. That's not completely true. About 99% of the time I buy stuff I would like to keep. I understand trends so if I know there's a very sought after item I may buy it, though it pains me to do so.
When I go to the shop this week I'll take some more photos of things I have there. I think it will make a nice addition for when I can get back to blogging regularly.
Have a great week!