HSS Yard Sale and a Lamp Lesson…


Cisco the blogging Harwich Spirits Shoppe cat here… This is a quick couple of tales of the advantages of yard sales (including ours).

First off… Below is a pic of one of two french lamps we picked up for the towering amount of five dollars total…

Not bad? When we bought those, the paint was chipping, the base was cracked, the electrical parts were a house fire overdue, and worst of all, someone had literally hacked open the cap to make room for a junk replacement switch… No prob… Ponchita and I have a background in furniture construction and repair, and after a leisurely weekend of work, the result is what you see above. Those two lamps are now worth $100 to $200…

Next up is the story of a “junk” ‘Hole Hawg’ drill we sold at one of our own HSS yard sales… It didn’t work, was in a rusty dented box, and we were happy to get $5 for it… The buyer knew what he was doing, probably cleaned it up, replaced the brushes and cord, un-dented and re-painted the box, and ended up with a $300 commercial-grade tool set…

The moral of these stories is that yard sales can offer both a fantastic way to get rid of clutter and at the same time provide a source for phenomenal bargains…

During the Summer… Every non-rainy Sunday reserve a $10 4’x8′ space (you provide the table) at Harwich Spirits Shoppe 8’ish to 11’ish in the morning… No matter how you look at it, there’s money to be made and deals to be had…

Two cats blogging by the warmth of our new antiques…

Wine Glossaries

* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.

Beer Glossaries

* ratebeer: Now that’s a straightforward name!
* beer-pages: Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan say that “it’s all about beer”.
* alphaDictionary.com: A fine collection of Beer dictionaries.


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