Okay, so it wasn’t the typical Black Friday where you wait in line with 200 other people in the dark and cold hoping to be one of the lucky ones that score that TV. Rather, it was more of a Holiday Open House at the Antique Society in Sebastopol, CA in wine country where many booths have great sales and lots of holiday items. We arrived around 10:30am there were so many cars, finding parking was not easy. What surprised me most was that there were several dealers pulling in with their carts and bins full of items to set out in their booths; shouldn’t they have done that a couple days earlier? Apparently the Holiday Open House happens every year on Black Friday.
Once inside, the mall was packed with eager shoppers. There was a lovely setup of holiday treats and goodies that attracted many. Shoppers in all the booths and actually shopping!! It was great see that folks were buying up all the vintage kitchen canisters, jadeite, painting frames, glass and lovely antique lamps along with vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations. The mall was nicely decorated. Lots of vintage tinsel and aluminum Christmas trees and ornaments. Some booths were event decorated to resemble a primitive or prairie holiday.
We left with a great selection of vintage mercury glass beads and garlands. I am hoping to use these mercury beads and garlands on some vintage bottle brush tree creations and ornament wreaths and putz houses. More to come on these projects!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!