Friday, September 30, 2011

A Little Treasure Hunting!


I had heard of a great estate sale that was to start on Thursday of this week.

Even though the chances of making it there when it opened were very slim, I went ahead and signed up for it anyway.

I was #58 on the list.

Unfortunately, I didn't make it and ended up being #160 when I finally got there.


It took 2 hours before I was able to go inside.

Sadly, it was pretty picked over by the time I walked through the doors.

Backing up just a little ... this year I have taken Fridays off hoping to get in an extra day of estate shopping.

Unfortunately, for me this sale opened Thursday!


They're killing me!

This sale was only Phase 1....Phase 2 is....that's right next Thursday!

I know many of you run into that same problem.

...but enough complaining...


These picture are from a journal I picked up from the sale this week.

It's a smaller size measuring 9"x 5.5".

It's from the 1800's and is a fur trading journal.

The Mississippi Valley Fur Co., in Chester, Illinois.

All the sales from skunk to mink have been written down in this book.

I thought my #1 would get a kick out of it and he did.

I hope you have a very successful treasure hunting week-end!

Remember, the Fall Show at Monticello ends this Sunday so if you haven't gotten a chance to see it you've still got a couple of days!

7 comments:

Gail said...

Debbie,
I love that journal, what a fun find! And so nice for it to have something so interesting inside.....sorry you got into that Estate sale so late.....sounds like a winner.
That's the hardest part (at least for me) of going to estate sales is seeing all the people coming out with all the fun goods........

vintage-rose Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,,whats a beautiful blog,,my english is very bad but i love your oictures..i wish you a very nice weekend Belinda from germany

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Sorry you did not get there early enough..but what a historical treasuer you have! just a great piece of history

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Debbie ~ That would have driven me nuts!! I really don't like to fight crowds to shop so don't go to estate sales very often ~ I know people find really cool stuff though at them ~

June said...

Did You say SKUNK Debbie???? I could make a fortune here then. The skunks have been awful around here this year. I don't think a skunk coat appeals to me much lol!
great find and better luck on your next treasure hunt my friend.
hugs from here...

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great find! I love vintage ledgers!
Michelle

Marcia said...

Ooh, what a divine find. What a blessing. Enjoy it.

Much love.