Gentle Friends, last weekend, that four extravaganza of laziness, started off with breakfast out at the Red Cafe - and then it was off to an Estate Sale. Most Estates Sales here by the Bay begin on Friday and go through the weekend. Since I work M-F I can't get to them until Saturday. Being off on a Friday allowed me to get to the only one going last week on day 1...... the sale was on the small side, but there were a few stand out things.......
..... as we walked in I saw the 3 part meat dome ( the three parts are 1) warming tray for hot water, 2) the actual well and tree platter and 3) the dome cover with handle) and just plotzed, you know how I love silver and this gorgeous thing just yelled "take me home"...... but it had a big price, that I couldn't swing, so I looked around and found a few fun things.... the wedding ring quilt, the great little piece of bright cut glass, and the silver bread tray. Even as I was paying and leaving I was drawn to the big silver behemoth sitting behind Ernie the cashier guy......
Saturday came and we ran around to the thrift and consignment shops, finding only the double disc Special Edition of "Independence Day." Then I thought, why not ride back over to the Estate Sale and see if "it" had been sold. We arrived and it was still there, after hemming and hawing for about 45 minutes Bill, the Estate Sale rep, finally hit me with a price I just couldn't pass on, and this beauty came home to live at my house. The verbal provenance that came with it - that is was purchased at the Estate Sale of Eleanor Roosevelt's things when she died in 1962. Now, I take that with a grain of salt, but it is a fun fact, true or not.
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!