and all kinds of other places.
Last Wednesday I took you with me while I shopped for my antiques business in a Geodesic dome. These week I'm going to share some sights from last weekend's hunting..
Let's get started.
This is not the house where the first sale was. It is the neighbor, but isn't it lovely, steps away from the shores of Lake Michigan.
You can see why I couldn't get a picture of the house where the garage sale was. It is surrounded by trees, but you can glimpse all the shoppers. What was for sale was newish, but it was selling briskly.
I took a peek around the back of the house, and look at the lovely screen house I found. The landscaping was just beautiful. I didn't buy anything!
There I am counting a pile of galvanized buckets I forgot to buy. At this house, was the merchandise bonanza of the day. Lots of stuff for me to buy and then sell in my business. Loaded up the car and really got my hands dirty. Loved it!
Off for a handwashing, diet coke, lunch break. Sparky, was guarding his owner's antique electric Ford. We looked, but didn't touch.
The next Estate Sale was so crowded that my husband stayed in the car and waited (with his phone at the ready) for me to call for a pick-up. Lovely early home with 3 generations of stuff, but nothing much for me.
Almost at the end of the day we stopped at another Estate Sale where I could have gotten these pretty dishes for a luncheon party with my 36 closest friends. They were very nice, but their price was over $2000, I think.
I told the guys conducting the sale that I was on the hunt for the weird and cheap. They laughed!
Our buying/hunting trip took us up the lakeshore north of Chicago from Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, to Lake Forest where we ended the day at this Estate Sale.
This last photo is of a $4500 Thorne Room for sale at this house. The Art Institute of Chicago has an permanent exhibit of these miniature rooms, and they are very valuable.
Mrs. James Ward Thorne (1882-1966) who had a summer home in Lake Forest developed these rooms in the 1930's and 40's. It was nice, but I didn't buy it either.
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P.S. I saw that black and white VW "bug" on my sidebar at the last sale. Can you imagine sale-ing in that?