So Friday we pack up bright and early for a trip a few towns over where an estate sale is happening. I saw a Norwegian Strommen Bruk Hammar sewing cabinet in a photo they published to advertise the sale, so I was psyched! We got there an hour early, but there was no one around and no sign up sheet -- so off to grab coffee and then back to the sale. By that time they had a sign up sheet and I was like #10. At 9am they let people in -- randomly, not according to the sign up sheet, which is frustrating. We got in and I went on the hunt. To my dismay, I could not find the sewing cabinet anywhere. I asked some people working there and the woman who was running the sale claimed that she never advertised things for sale and then sold them beforehand. Another person working there said some neighbors were let in early and apparently one of them bought it. Grrrrrr.
So, on the way back home we stopped at a thrift shop, hoping the day wouldn't be a total loss, and I found this lovely little Frankoma teapot. Since it was only a couple bucks, I thought it was a great deal and it came home with me. I collect Frankoma, so this will most likely not be for resale, but it did feel like a consolation prize of sorts.
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