On a lighter note, I like to frequent the local flea market.
Most of the time it’s just junk and more junk, but sometimes you can find a worthwhile treasure.
For example, I found this lovely sterling silver herringbone necklace. It was only $25. It weighs much more than an ounce. I couldn’t pass it up.
A few booths away, a lady was selling the matching bracelet, for $40. I passed on that one.
Every once in a while, I’ll find silver buttons. One weekend, I found autographed photos of Barbara Billingsley and Tony Dow from the Leave it to Beaver show. The vendor was one of the outdoor vendors, meaning she doesn’t have a permanent indoor spot and is relegated to hoping they will give her a spot outside. It’s first-come, first-served, and it was cold out that day. She had TONS of autographed photos, piles and piles. If I was into autographs, I would have bought more. Unfortunately for her, I’m only interested in the Cleaver family.
My advice: when looking for junk, be selective. You don’t want to be featured on the next episode of Hoarders.