I have another thrift score Thursday to share.
This one was a family fun day in the Hudson Valley. One of the things I adore about the area is the history that lives deep in New York State. Landmarks, and characters like Ichabod Crane and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" intrigues me. But today was... flea markets.
Flea markets and yard sales.
And, it was a big disappointment.
I was disappointed that we didn't take a truck.
This wicker bomb shaped chest of drawers was in fairly good shape and only $10.
Crazy wicked deal!!!!
And we took a car.
There were a lot of interesting pieces in numerous tents that were in horrific shape and priced high.
The trouble with getting those pieces is:
1. Paying the price for them,
2. Adding the cost of repairing materials
3. Putting in lots of labor,
4. Then gambling on any profit, if sold.
I passed on all of them.
I would have loved to work on this old cutie... but not for $50. Then adding (about) $50 of materials and then putting in hours of labor with the possibility of getting $50 for it...
is really sad.
But I had fun going through the scavenging hunt because you never know what you can find. Some of the tents were so full, that I couldn't see beyond the piles.
Some were easier to get through.
This vanity was worth buying.
But remember ... the car. Ugh.
A few tents had some furniture with workable financial margins... just barely.
Until I hit this tent...
I wished I brought a truck.
And a trailer.
The prices were fair with a good profit potential.
Next time, I'll know better.
But I did score in the yard sale!
This little leather top table did fit in the car.
Damaged. Primitive. My style and my kind of price.
Totally snagged it.
This old woven blanket also fit in the car. Excellent shape and cozy just right price.
After scavenging... we worked up an appetite and chose a fun lunch where root beer never tasted better.
A&W isn't close to home, so it was a treat to have freshly made root beer.
As we ventured on back home, we took in a few road side attractions. When we stopped at a farm market for peaches, we discovered this distillery behind the parking lot.
It was our first distillery visit ever.
As you entered, you still have that farm and barn feeling about the building.
I loved this "Strawberries" sign.
There were award winning bottles of spirits on display.
How do you think the pear got inside this bottle?
Stainless steel contraptions and lots of wooden barrels were stacked to the ceiling.
It reminded me of the rest of us who pressure cook food and put up canning jars,
but this is on a monster scale; and different style.
The distillery was an interesting set up.
But back to the farm market...
we ended up with a nice supply of apples and peaches. And a few apple cider donuts, of course!
On the way home another farm made us come to a complete stop to get "just picked corn".
Let's just say we ended up with a lot more than corn...it was like a "one stop grocery shopping spot".
There is nothing wrong with supporting our local farmers. Nothing. Fresh food; good food; and no middleman price gouging. Natural goodness from good folks.
"No Farms No Food" starts here.
That little leather table...
of which, I'm determined to clean it up, repair it and keep it.
And that old woven blanket... I'm not sure yet. I'll research the value before deciding what do with it.
I do like the table.
Arts and Crafts style but very primitive and unique.
I'm investigating the best way to repair that tear.
And making a note for next time...
a truck goes along. I promise!