Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Waka Waka Wacky Estate Sale

My Dear Hubby and I were headed back from the Houston area to Dallas last Sunday when we decided to stop at an Estate Sale I had seen on the Internet. We typed the address into "Go Go Guy" and went on our way. Somewhere Northwest of Conroe we found our destination. Out in the middle of nowhere, or so we thought.
We had just entered Waka Waka World.

I can't tell you how many times MDH has told me I needed to go to the Funny Farm.
Well, here it is. Here we were. Hmmm. Did he plan this without me knowing? He is really a smart man, but that would take some doing to pull that off and make me think I was the one who brought us to this point.
Putting these thoughts out of my mind, I jumped out of the car to take a picture through the gate. I was about to stick my camera through the bars when my husband yelled, " Watch out for that dog!" I jumped back and didn't hear any growls or barks except MDH barking that laugh he has when he laughs at his own jokes. Not funny. I am not sure what was inside the Funny Farm. Maybe an amusement park. It really was just weird.

Guarding the gate were these toilet soldiers. I can say with certainty that even in my creative mind I would NOT have thought of this...

Antiques? Where?

We decided to wave goodbye and find the real sale.

The Twilite Zone bus greeted us on the right road. I wasn't feeling any better about the pot of gold at the end of the psychedelic rainbow.

We followed the signs to the "Parkin" lot and found a welcome crew there.
Yes, they came up to us and wanted us to pet them. Really.

This sight was quite a relief after our trip to the Funny Farm.
Everything looked normal.
Everyone seemed normal.
The owners were very nice and friendly.
I found this plow for sale. I really only wanted some of the parts. I didn't think they would sell it if I wanted them to dissect first. If you look between the wheels you will see what are called spacers. I had just recently bought some of these from a dealer who had found them in Kansas.

Here is what I did with them.

The nest is made out of old rusty nails.

Back at the Farm...
I found this cart over by the fence (and fire ants). OUCH!!

Some of these old insulators came home with me.
I used them as risers in my booth. Any ideas?

I was walking around and happened to look up and the side of one of the buildings was a tin patchwork. How clever.
Somehow I missed getting any pictures of the (dirty) metal cargo trailer we had to dig around in to find some of our treasures. I have a feeling this sale is not really an Estate sale, but a weekend way of life for the owners.
My Dear Hubby and I made some precious memories we will relive many times over....


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

This is too funny, I went to the same sale. It was kinda creepy when you first pulled up and my husband said he was happy I didn't come here alone! Weird place, didn't find much myself, but my husband did find an old bike. Small world, huh!

Margo said...

What a funny sale.
Thanks for sharing.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Girl one heck of a trip I would say!! I LOVE those Donkeys!! Janna

bunnytrails said...

Everything looks great, AS USUAL! That was really a waka waka sale, if you ask me!! hehe

Fine Estate said...

Indeed!! Wacky Estate Sale...which most seem to be, but this one in particular takes the cake and decorates it with just the right frills of Wackdom...

Katie said...

I found your card at your booth today. I have to tell you that your booth is my absolute FAVORITE at the antique mall!! The colors...the birds...the stuff! OH MY! I love it all!

curiousgoods said...

I love love love the patchwork photo. Great eye! I am sure I wold have loved this sale and the strange sights.
Hope to see you soon!

molly said...

I am sure glad your hubby was with you and the burger bears did not get you!! But it did look fun and all the junk was wonderful!