We took our chances and headed into Minneapolis anyway.
Keeping a keen eye out for garage sale signs. (We like good signage.)
Teen and Mini Sherpa's were in tow. (daughters who've been taught the ropes.)
A good thing too, 'cause we need their arms to help us carry the haul -
'Cuz we Scored.
Oh, the film reels up there? Um... free.
Given to us by the most darling couple.
One of the most fun finds was the vintage party dress.
As we were loading it into our car, the owner came running up to us.
She wanted to say that she'd made the jacket when she was a girl.
And, that the dress had seen many fun parties.
How cute is that?!
The same people who gave us the film reels had the most fantastic things.
They were clearing out their mother's home. They were so kind.
We found the small cabinet, scale, sifters and more.
We stumbled upon a "man sale."
It was a mish mash of manstuff. Piles. No order whatsoever.
But worth a look and a bit of digging. Eureka!
We found the little meter up there, the wire.. and oh..
The rolling wire laundry basket.
I've been looking for one for a year.
They are untouchable. We haven' t seen anything under $69 - minimum.
Super hard to find even if you're lucky.
This one.... $2.
Bam! Sold to the woman who tried to look calm and cool.
Then, more sifting, Linda came across
This jar full of fabulously painted and rusty:
tiny pulleys. (.50 cents - seriously.)
After nearly suffering exhaustion from shock and giddiness, we went home.
We unloaded, took pictures.
And 'had refreshments.'