Vintage Washboard Message Center and a Story7:55:00 AM
My garage sale weekend started out great with
the purchase of an old washboard...
The story behind it however is much better....
You see... the house where I bought this washboard had
a few other interesting items. Obviously the woman
having the sale had the same taste as me because
right in the middle of the front table was one of my
Not just one that I happened to like but one that I made.
And she was selling my pedestal dish at a garage sale... !!!
I looked right at her and smiled then proceeded to tell her that
this was mine... that I made it.
I checked the bottom and sure enough there it was...
my Homeroad stamp.
We were both more than a little embarrassed.
So much so that I couldn't even look at her price.
I was sure she had a $1.00 tag on my masterpiece.
She laughed all red faced and said she had bought it
at a local craft fair...
Yeah you did...
that was me at that craft fair... selling my little heart out
after working well into the night to create my one of a kind
hand made treasures...
and there it was... at a garage sale.
So I left the garage sale with my washboard and
what was left of my pride.
But really, I had to laugh, what are the chances?
Hopefully the next owner of my treasured
pedestal dish will appreciate it.... and the deal she just got.
Oh and the washboard?
I removed the top piece of wood and replaced the galvanized steel
with a piece of pre-finished chalkboard...
A length of copper wire hangs the washboard
and Scrabble and clothespin magnets hold notes and
a note pad... The day was not a total loss after all!