Saturday, August 21, 2010
Pilot Mountain Peddlers and Watermelon
Don't you love living in a place where there is an old torn cardboard sign at the end of a dirt road that says "watermelons for sale"? I really do. I drove down the lane and took a picture of the wagon with the melons. Each one had been priced with a magic marker. Tomatoes were 6/$1.00 and potatoes (maybe 3-4 lbs) were $1.00. How can you beat that. It was the honor system with a jar right beside the wagon to put your money in.
I wish I could sell antiques and old stuff that way. I went to a yard sale one time. The wife had gotten sick and her husband was running it. He put an empty coffee can out in the garage, cut a hole in the lid and just told all of us to take what we wanted and put whatever it was worth to us in the can. I think most people paid more than normal, he was just so overwhelmed yet kind.
After hitting about 5 yard sales and finding a couple small treasures, I headed to Pilot Mountain Peddlers where Shari (from Homespun and Primitives) and I share a booth. I tried to take a couple pictures. The flash worked but uh, from looking at them I think it was a delayed reaction. Some pictures are in our booth others are from up front in the store. There is going to be an Open House in September. I can't wait. It is always such fun, the place is buzzing with excited gals and the refreshments are homemade and yummy. Dates will follow and I hope you can drop by then or anytime.
Anyone hunting for old crocks, old boxes, old anything? I may have it and I am in the mood to sell cheap. All it takes to get me there is to work in the garage a few days!!
Here's hoping we can all tell something from these pictures. I am getting embarrassed to keep trying. I don't know if I need a new camera, new batteries every time I click the button or simply a new photographer.
Enjoy your weekend. Fall is coming.....