No wonder he was on the American Pickers. The one shed had repurposed jewelry and mixed media art. The hat stand/light had moss as the covers. It was so unique.
Nellie's Barn sale was another fun sale. So many unique and creative vendors. It definitely gave me ideas for future projects.
A woman I met while doing my garage sale called me recently because she wanted to sell some of her linen collection. She was in her 80's and had been collecting for a long time. She had everything organized in bins and written down for inventory and wanted to sell to someone who loved vintage linens as much as she did. I ran over there! I ended up buying 3 bins full with about 400 plus linens. I finally went through them this weekend deciding which to keep and which to sell. (I went through my collection and pulled out 60 pieces that I could sell to make room for the incoming ones.)
There were so many beautiful hand embroidered tablecloths that I will sell at the Carriage House over the next few weeks. The woman told me that she hoped I would make some money while cherishing those that I was keeping.
Recently I discovered Washington IL (not far from Peoria IL). It is such a quaint town. There were a few antique stores downtown. I stopped at a few garage sales and the people were extremely friendly. Maybe I'll pass through again at Christmastime to see what they do for the holidays.
Happy treasure hunting!