Monday, October 27, 2014

And we have a winner in the Yard Sale Game! (or two, or three)

Congratulations to Linda Rima, who was the first to hit the nail on the head with her guess of $10. These wine glasses were originally $20 for the set of eight, so when they were marked down, I scooped them up for the bargain price of ten dollars! Linda, please email me at with your mailing address and the copy of A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR and the vintage glass canister will be on their way to you.

Malka E and Jenny Hanahan also guessed the exact price, so I think they deserve a copy of the book and some swag, too, don't you?! Please email me with your address and I'll mail promptly.

Thanks so much to all who entered. This was fun!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Yard Sale Victory!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for yard sales, which is why it has been so much fun to write this Deadly Notions mystery series. My heroine, Daisy Buchanan, goes to all the places I love to go – auctions, estate sales and flea markets – in search of merchandise for her quirky vintage sewing notions store.

This morning, I think I made one of the best finds of my junking career. I’d seen these Milano balloon wine goblets at a yard sale yesterday for a decent price (but more than the five bucks I had in my wallet at the time!) I went home and checked prices on the internet and was staggered to find that just two of them would cost about $50-60, and there were eight on that trestle table.

I hurried to the bank, took out some cash and rushed back to the yard sale, but he was closed for the day with a sign saying he’d re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday. I swear I dreamed about those wine glasses all night, and hightailed it back there this morning. To my relief, they were still there, and now were HALF PRICE! I couldn’t pull the money out of my wallet fast enough, and cackled with delight all the way home.

I have someone special in mind to give these wine glasses to, but if you guess the price I paid for them (or whoever comes closest), there’s a giveaway of a copy of A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR, plus a sweet little hand-painted glass container I picked up on my last visit to Nannygoat Antiques.

Leave your best guess in the comments! I'll announce the winner on Monday night.