Monday, August 30, 2010

Estate Sale Saturday


I know it's going to be a good weekend when I get an email on Friday from Sam & Mary announcing they are having another estate sale!



Can you see why I look forward to seeing them?
Aren't they adorable?


Their sales bring me to some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the East Bay.


This weekend was no exception.


It was a rather small sale contained to just a few rooms but we managed to find a few treasures.




I love treasure hunting with my best friends... 

 



Here are my Mom and Mary tallying up our treasures.


Back in Alameda, we cruised town looking for garage sales.



I stopped to take a photo of this memorial that is tucked into a rock wall in a center divide in one of Alameda's Gold Coast neighborhoods.  My Mom who has lived here over 70 years had never noticed it before!



This pooch was patiently waiting for his owners to return with their garage sale scores.  His owner built this unique vehicle which I see occasionally  tooling around town.


I scored these vintage spit bamboo fishing rods from the 1920's.


The best find of the weekend though was this new eatery that just opened in town.




I think my husband's expression says it all!





It really is that good!!!!
We're going back today for the crispy hot dog!


21 comments:

Kris said...

WOw! treasures, awesome grub... sounds delightful!!

Everton Terrace said...

Your mother is adorable! There was a great looking estate sale here but I passed - too far to drive. I hit an auction which is always fun. Will post my finds later - that wagon car is interesting.
Any restaurant with Fruity Pebbles rice pudding is worth trying out for sure!

la Brocanteuse said...

Looks like you sure had fun, what a blessing that you can do this with your mother. have a lovely week. hugs Colette

Ann said...

My best friend and I hit the estate sales on Friday mornings where we live. It is so much fun! And fortunately, we have completely different taste! That salad looks delicious!

A Perfect Gray said...

you are living my dream life...hitting all those sales. Love the roll of tape on Sam's arm...
and that salad looks divine. What a day!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

What an amazing estate sale... any way to get on their mailing list?

I love the game table!

xo,
cristin

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The food looks incred. In fact, it all does! Glad you had a lovely time! xo

It's me said...

What a great weekend you have had!! great sale !! and lovely do do this with your mom....great food....yammie.....the next time i come with you....love Ria....

fairmaiden said...

Looks like so much fun! And that food looks amazing. You made me hungry!!!!

Kathysue said...

Terri, How fun!! I love the look on Chris's face and I can tell that Mom is pleased as punch with her treasures. I want to see my sweet friend picture too. Next time have Chris take a pict of YOU!!!Crispy Hot dogs, sounds YUM!! Kathysue

Marie said...

You always post interesting entries!:D Estate sales can be really fun.:D

That salad is making me hungry!

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a perfect combination...estate sale, treasure hunting with your mom, garage sales and good food!!! You can't do better than that!

PS. Both your mom and hubby are darling!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Ok - Sam & Mary adorable, your mom is adorable & your husbands adorable. I long for CA tag sales, yard sales, estate sales and fleas. And...I want Fruity Pebbles bread pudding, & to join you for a crispy hot dog.

I think I love you xo !!

La Petite Gallery said...

What a great weekend, and sharing it with your MOM. The food looks great, are those conch fritters?

yvonne

FrenchBlue said...

They ARE adorable! The food is Delish!! BUT THAT CLAM ENCRUSTED IN THAT ROCK!!!!! WHAT IS IT?!? Did you but it? Is it maybe for sale if you did? PLEASE tell me:)
XO

La Dolfina said...

Hi Janet,
You and I are cut from the same cloth :)
That clam shell encrusted in that rock is part of the memorial. I wish there was a date when it was dedicated but I know it's been there for many, many years. It's so cool, isn't it? How can we do that?
Hmmmmm?

Gretchen O. said...

I love a good estate sale! Sounds like fun!

--Gretchen O.

It's me said...

Hi ..their is a translator on my blog.....!! under the rose picture above the dahlia picture......ik hope you can find it !!......and now it isn't me with that hat...it is Frenchy...click on her foto....thanks for visiting my blog !! great !!! love Ria...

Nutbird said...

My goodness, I am so jealous. They sold all their good dishes and that silver? I love that card table. If I lived near you and that shell stuck in the rock, I would buy a doll and dress her up like a mermaid and leave it in the shell. I want one of those big wagons for my dogs. How about some more pic tures of that? Those fishing rods! Ralph Kyloe I think, the man that writes all the cabin books uses those to frame pictures. Ann

Beach House Living said...

Way cool shell in the wall. Now if only my dogs would sit so nicely. You would just fall over when I try to take their photos especially at holiday. Funny, everyone seems to like the out takes better then the one good more posed photo I may get if I'm lucky.

Stacey said...

Lovely pictures that included a bit of everything! Your mom is adorable!