The sale is held in a gigantic warehouse in the, uh, giant warehouse section of Oakland.
We arrived just before the doors opened on Sunday, ready to rummage. There was already a big line of people.
|Just another gorgeous Bay Area day.|
|That's his game face.|
There was also checkstand where they would hold your stuff until you were ready to leave.
I think we spent the most time in the book section and the bric-a-brac section.
We also got some planters.
Now, I believe I have mentioned that KC's family likes to give each other joke gifts? Gifts that eventually get blown to pieces by shotguns out in the desert? Well he bought these for 25 cents (total) specifically for that purpose. He also pointed out that the White Elephant Sale is a good place to look for White Elephant gifts, and I had to agree.
He also bought this which I believe he intends to put up in his apartment.
I found some old classic videos and a game that looks to me like a more fun version of Jenga.
I also picked up this little dollhouse thingy. I'm thinking I'll attach some brackets on the back and hang it up as a shelf (or, rather, I'll get a handy gentleman to do that FOR me).
I'm also going to need my handyman to put up this key rack for me. I mean. Not that I can't DO it. I just would rather somebody else did.
For awhile now I had been wanting a set of furoshiki in order to be more eco friendly when I wrap gifties but I hadn't pulled the trigger yet. The sets I've found have all been a bit too pricey for my liking, plus there's going to be that awkward moment of "So can I, uh, have my wrapping sheet back?" So when I saw these pretty (and inexpensive) scarves I decided they would work for that purpose.
Ooh, this is probably my favorite thing that I bought. It is a Christmas decoration box... thing. I think it must have been somebody's Christmas craft. All those little figurines are glued in place and I believe the box itself is also glued together. I don't know why I love it SO MUCH but I do.
And now I have to wait a whole year before the NEXT White Elephant Sale.