This month I’ve been volunteering at the White Elephant Sale. Every year in the last weekend of January the Oakland Museum has a preview sale for its later sale in March.
For those of us who love scouring yard sales, thrift shops, etc. for treasures, it is the holy grail of treasure hunts, also known as the Bay Area’s largest garage sale.
Below are a few of my treasures from previous years.
Last year, the woman ringing up my purchases noticed that I was purchasing a book by Gwen Marston and mentioned that she was taking a class with Gwen at Empty Spools in March. We realized we were taking the same class and ended up sitting at tables next to each other.
Glenola’s project for the week was blocks she found from a yard sale.
By the end of our class Glenola had talked me into volunteering at the White Elephant Sale. This month when I haven’t been sorting and rolling fabric I’ve been decorating the white shirt all the volunteers wear on sale days.