'Tis the season for the White Elephant Sale put on by the Oakland Museum! The preview sale was last Sunday, January 25th at 10am. My mom and I were in line at 9:30 with coffee to keep us warm in the piercing cold wind, chatting with those around us and snapping photos for people attending this annual event. Apparently, the first person in line had arrived in the wee hours of the morning from Las Vegas on the hunt for vintage clothes. My main goal was to look for dining chairs but as I made my way through the furniture aisles, disappointment overcame me as I came to accept the fact that I wouldn't be taking chairs home today.
The sewing area is right next to the furniture section, so I made my way there next. I don't think I've ever had so much fun rummaging through bin after bin. Bells for 75 cents? I need bells for those balls I plan to knit! Some of my other finds included a roll of elastic, zippers, glue gun with a box of glue sticks (2.50!), wool yarn (.50!), knitting needles, and enough to fill a grocery bag. For Julian, felt boards...four different habitats with animals (1.00!), Lincoln Logs, other wooden toys.
Such fun each year and the prices are hard to pass up. Since all items are donated and the Museum gets the proceeds, there's no need to contemplate bells and zippers for all those future projects!