So the same day my mother and I visited the Arcadia Antique Fair and I found my Fenton, we stopped along this A.W.E.S.O.M.E. garage sale out in the estates (for those of you not local, that is the where all the huge, expensive homes and farms are located out in our boondocks.) The two guys who owned this house bought a bungalow in Sarasota near Ringling (one of many homes I am sure) and were liquidating much of their rustic-chic decor.
It was one of those GREAT GOLD MINE sales where the hosts aren’t trying to turn a profit, they are honestly trying to just get rid of stuff which means mega steals for us customers. I bought a slew of never-been-used hardcover classic children’s books including, Shel Silverstein’s “Giving Tree,” “The Missing Piece, and other favorites like “The Steam Shovel,” and the entire set of ” A Series of Unfortunate Events.” And they only cost……drum roll please……. ONE STINKIN’ DOLLAR EACH! Needless to say my mother and I grabbed every book in sight, each of us racking up about 20.
But I also got this beautiful wooden elephant marionette puppet from Thailand. It was apparent these guys had traveled the world and had some pretty amazing trinkets, but I was running out of money and we hadn’t even made it to the antique fair yet. They only wanted $3 dollars for this baby so I took it too. If anything it will be a unique knick-knack for a nursery someday.
Quick funny story: that night when Zac and I were watching a movie, we noticed Coltrane peering around a shelf with serious intensity at this elephant. He was solidly focused with hairs-on-end for almost ten minuted before he realized it was an inanimate object. lol.