Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale Haul

Every year the Oakland Museum holds their White Elephant Sale, a cross between an antiques market and thrift store, held in a ginormous warehouse conveniently about 5 min. from my house!  This year we went to the preview sale (Bay Area-ites take note, the official sale will be March 3-4), as we have for the past few years, to get an early crack at buying — and I mean early, as in showing up by 8am on a Sunday and waiting in line for 2 hours.

But, it was worth it, because I got a great haul!  I’ve finally figured out how to target my arriving-early time — in the past I’ve tried to head for vintage clothes first, but the vintage dealers literally clean the racks out in about 5 min. flat.  This year I headed for sewing first, and finally have figured out where the NICE fabric is kept, so I grabbed a shopping basket, threw all the silk in it, and then sorted through to figure out what I wanted to keep.

Here’s my haul:

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  • Reply Vanessa February 1, 2012 at 6:46 am

    What, no video of haul?

  • Reply The Dreamstress February 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Oooh, I own both of those patterns! I’d love to see more pictures of the cottons – the patterns look intriguing.

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