I quickly carried boxes full of junque/clutter outside and arranged it on a tarp. (The ground is damp from yesterday's rain.)
This cute little washtub went for $5. I know...I'm getting jipped, but I'd rather that someone took them and enjoyed them than having to get rid of them some other way. One of the scrub boards and four horse shoes, plus a ceramic Christmas decoration went for $10.
Whoops! Here's another customer! I'm sitting at the dining room table blogging and keeping an eye out the sliding door. Works great!
They bought a vintage letter holder and an old grain scoop for the whopping sum of $5.10. The 10 cents was for a little jar with an antique lid.
A young mother-to-be and two fellows bought 2 iron wheels and a ladder. Another young family bought a snow scoop and the little girl shyly asked about the rabbit watering bottles. I gave them to her. (There goes my profit!)
One lady bought a tractor seat, 3 milk cans, 2 gallon jar butter churns and 3 large iron wagon wheels. I won't tell you how much. Jipped once again. But she said they would go to a good home and Bob was friends with the people she works with. So why not?
I'm also trying to sell Jordan's collection of old video game systems. He said he'll never get around to taking them all the way to Texas. :)
My first customer of the day was a little girl from across the street. She came along with her two yellow labs. I heard a clattering noise outside and when I went to check I realized the noise was caused by one of the labs walking through a box of dishes. I managed to gently ask her to please take the doggies home. She returned later with a lady of about my age and they purchased a couple of items. I was glad to see she wasn't offended and the dogs were left home. The little girl bought a gallon Ziploc bag of colored pencils for $1. (I just bought some new ones and realized I had TOO many! Glad she'll enjoy them!) The lady lives nearby and is the little girl's Kinship partner. Kind of like the Big Sister/Big Brother program. She bought a mirror for $2 and was so thrilled with it. It had been sitting in my closet for a few years, so I was glad it finally found it's mate! :)
Finally, time for lunch! (It's 2:00!)
I'll have a slice of this lusciously moist Bundt cake later!
Tomorrow Micah will probably join me and bring some of her own stuff to sell. That should be even more fun!
I'll update this if anything truly amazing happens. Otherwise, have a great weekend, everyone!
Update! Something truly amazing happened! Four bike riders pulled in to look at stuff. One of the girls just had to have a big old cooking pot, so she strapped it on the back of her bike and we all had to tease her about riding 11 miles back to Park Rapids with that funny looking pot on the back of her bike. :)
And then there was JERRY! This weather-beaten little man came rolling in and proceeded to stay for about 3 hours. Well, he did leave for a while and then came back. He bought so many things! Antlers, a milk can, a pulley, a pressure canner. Then he left to call a lady to see if she wanted to buy a saddle from me. He returned and bought 3 saddles, 3 lamps, an old welder, a sawhorse, 3 tractor seats and a few other small items. He may come back another day to wheel and deal on some of the old farm machinery in the pasture. Oh, and he left his number because besides being a flea marketer, he also repairs mobile homes. He was quite a character! (Daughter Micah stayed around until he was gone, just to be proper.) He was spinning yarns the whole time and, I have to admit, I was getting a little tired of standing around. But he did spend a lot of money, so I won't complain! :) Oh, he also gave me two large tomato plants. I've already planted them in my garden!
I've taken down my signs and tomorrow, if the weather holds, I'll put them back up and we'll do it again. Whew!
Shalom and good-night.