Have you ever gone to an auction, estate sale, or antique shop and found an item you really wanted, but it just wouldn't fit in your car? Did you buy it anyway and tie the trunk shut? Or let part of it hang out a window and cross your fingers that you wouldn't get pulled over on your way home? Or maybe call in a favor from a truck-driving friend?
Come on, fess up! I know you have!
Well, it happened to me last weekend. My daughter Julie and I drove to the monthly sale at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, MN and there it was. It ranks high on my list of things to find and the price was right. BUT, we measured (twice) and although it was close, we didn't think it would fit in Jeremy's SUV. DARN!!! I may have tried to force it into my vehicle, but I didn't want to mar his pristine interior. You're welcome, Jeremy.
Of course it haunted me all weekend. I could just picture it in our house. So, I called to see if it was sold. Not only was it still there, the price was reduced! What's a girl to do?! I bought it.
There was just one stipulation. We had to pick it up within the week. It's a four-plus hour drive TO Buffalo and then home again, home again, jiggedy jig.
I won't reveal what it is just yet (in case it doesn't make it home in one piece), but it's in one of the photos below. And this is just a sample of the treasures that were there to tempt us! ( Photos below courtesy of Buffalo Rose blog.)
Some lovely bling.
It's got my name on it! And only $200 plus change.
Check out those mounted doll arms on the wall. Who needs antlers?!
Big ticket items and small trinkets, too.
This was from the December sale. How did I miss that drum table?!
Now, where could I put that wheel?
It's hard to make it past the outdoor display without picking up a few items!
By noon tomorrow, I surely hope our cargo is safely strapped to the top of our Matrix. The owner has kindly offered to meet us at the store AND help us hoist that baby up! Oh, ya, we'll be heading down the interstate Beverly Hillbilly style......
To be continued........
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