Monday, March 26, 2012
While There Were No "Big" Estate Sale Scores To Be Had This Weekend Something Did Pop Up On Columbia Mo. Craigslist! Status: Roadtrip!
And what a brilliant day for a roadtrip to mid Missouri! I even got an early enough start to have time to stop at the Wentzville flea market. Unfortunately it wasn't an early enough start to get there in time to score all the good stuff. Vendors were already packing up! But I arrived in Columbia at exactly my appointed time and picked up this beautiful....oh no...you have to click through to find out!
So after scoring only smalls at the Saturday estate sale (good smalls, but just smalls) I got to
poking around craigslist to see if maybe I missed anything while waiting all morning in line. The
St. Louis criagslist came up dry so I thought I'd toss a hail Mary and see if anything came up
on the Springfield Il. or Columbia Mo. criagslists since they are each about 120 or so miles
This Drexel Declaration dining set designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall had been
listed Thursday morning but since it was in Columbia Mo. I thought there might be a chance that
it would still be available. I shot them an e-mail last night pretty late and hoped for the best.
This morning I was pleasantly awakened by a text message stating that the set was indeed
available and that I could come buy it any time! Sweet. I set up the arrangements for later that
afternoon thinking I would snooze a while longer before getting my day started.
We had the window open and the weather was that perfect temperature and the sun was
shining and the birds were chirping, just a beautiful day for a little late morning snooze. Then
I remembered that it was Sunday. Wentzville Flea Market! That got me up and going.
I only spent about a half hour at the flea market since the vendors were already starting to pack
up but it was a great day to make the rounds there. I also managed to make a stop at the
Ozarkland tourist trap shop. I love...LOVE these places! There's not much in there that I'd buy
for myself but I love to browse through kitschy stuff and buy some candy and stuff. Rubber
tomahawk, suction cup bow and arrows, fake 'coon skin caps...what's not to love? Anyway, the
Drexel Declaration table and chair set is in pretty good "farm fresh" condition as is but I'm going
to give it a good cleanup and freshen up the finish with the Howard's when I get the chance.
There are some issues that I'll detail later. I just wanted to share my Sunday Score!