Monday, April 6, 2020

Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale 2020


On the Saturday before everything went crazy (Like March 7th), the Oakland Museum held their annual White Elephant Sale.  The Oakland Museum's White Elephant is a benefit for the museum as people donate things and all the proceeds go the museum. It is a great event and you never know what you will find or see their:
















You can literally by anything. Here are my goofy purchases:




And some books:


The Business of the Supreme Court -1928
 

From the Office of the President -Rutherford B. Hayes


I just can't believe that it only month ago that I was able to attend one of my favorite events of the year and how much the world has changed. Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

22 comments:

  1. I would have loved to go to that White Elephant sale, what a lot of fun to browse there! Things are certainly different all over the world now and it is hard to come to terms with everything but we have to do everything we can to make the world safe again. Take care.

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  2. I had done the white elephant sale twice before. It's fun, like treasure hunting.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  3. Lots of interesting finds!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 11, open April 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. I’d like to invite you to check out my other current link parties too!

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  4. Oh, in all this, I miss my Thrift shopping. As one said, when this is over, I will head straight to the Thrift stores because people are cleaning and clearing out lots of things. lol Stay well and have a good week. They showed San Fran on our news and the streets were bare. Sad indeed.

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  5. Oh wow!! I'd love to have a wander through that little lot Patrick. Whether I bought anything or not would be irrelevant - just checking it all out would be an interesting outing for the day. Lucky they squeezed it in before we were all told to stay home.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  6. that chest of drawers is gorgeous - I hate to think how much it cost.

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    1. I think it was $100. Everything there is priced to move. And on Sunday, everything is half price.

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  7. Looks like a fun event! I love these kinds of places. Yes, it seems like forever ago that we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted. I think none of us will take it for granted when we get it back. :-)

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  8. A fascinating array of items!
    Yes, it's so weird how things have changed so quickly. I was looking at some of my out-and-about images from the end of February.

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  9. Oh my, what treasures you have definitely found. My daughter would die for your Mickey phone (mind you she's 40 yrs. old), and by the way would you pray for her & my niece they're both nurses. My youngest daughter Missy she's a nurse in St. Peters Missouri & my niece Debbie is a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oaklawn, Illinois (right outside of Chicago). It's really starting to take a toll on them. My daughter called me and just wanted to talk at 3:20 a.m. she said to talk to her about anything, but death so we did. My poor baby. Thank you and congrats on your treasures!!! Stay Healthy, Stay Safe & STAY HOME!

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  10. Looks fascinating. These are the memories we all need to hold on to Patrick and tide through this crisis.

    Stay safe and happy.

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  11. Yes we are locked down here. We go to the grocery store once a week and that's it. It's scary times.

    Hope you had a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. Be well. 😎

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  12. I would have a fab time there looked like fun too :-)

    Have a saletastic week and stay safe 😷😷😷

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  13. I bet that was a lot of fun shopping through there! I think we have that little BB8 doll! Haha. Enjoy your purchases!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  14. That’s such a fabulous idea and one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Thanks for linking on Amanda’s Books and More. Happy Easter weekend!

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  15. That looks like such a great time! Lots of treasures to be found. :)

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  16. White Elephant sale looks fun way of raising funds. I loved the wooden chest of drawer and the porcelain lamps.

    I guess we all are going down memory lane in these lockdown phase

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  17. What a great way to raise funds, Pat! Much more entertaining than buying candy or wrapping paper. I'm glad you made it before the lockdown. Take care and be safe!

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  18. That would be so interesting to see! Thanks for sharing these awesome pics, even if there wasn't an elephant :)

    I'm delighted to read your post at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up!

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  19. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  20. What amazing things, Patrick! I'm very intrigued by all the gorgeous cabinetry and that very cool chair. That was a very good White Elephant Sale. (I have always loved that turn of phrase.) Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Lin Party. Take care, and stay safe and well.

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