The Hallowe’en Economy

Last weekend our neighbours Celia, Linda and Aaron held a yard sale and invited us to join. At the beginning of the day, Celia joked that we would probably just end up buying each other’s things. Which turned out to be pretty true. Here’s my haul, starting with this Dior makeup case.

I’ve started turning into a watch storage box.

I also picked up a coupke of Ikea frames. I had a bunch of framing projects and was actually planning a trip to Ikea this week. I’ve put off these projects for so long that I couldn’t remember where this boar target poster came from.

The History of the El Primero print came from a Zenith event I went to in June.

Got a bunch of retro postcards.

And a cool, khaki linen top from Uniqlo.

They best score was this smokey grey Kosta Boda Atoll votive candle holder. It was designed by Anna Ehrner in the mid-1980s. I will probably use it as a little ring dish.

Now to explain the title of this post. Back when I had a table at the Junction Flea, I noticed that all of the vendors wold buy or trade with other sellers. At the end of the day, you might not have a lot of extra cash in pocket, but you would have value in food that you ate or new objects to treasure. i noted that it was like Hallowe’en in a way. You would spend money to buy treats, your kids would all get treats, and a good time was had by all.

In the end, I feel like I came out ahead because I rehomed a lot if stuff, this freeing up more space in the apartment. To organize for the event, I was forced to clean up as i scoured the closets for things we didn’t need. And i still had a few dollars left over to buy some groceries.