i came across a hyperlocal estate auction website based out of richmond... and i got sucked in. basically, it's like ebay, but with a significantly lower amount of users.
so i'm browsing through the site, checking out jewelry and some neat old sewing machines... old coins and antique china plates. all of these items have extremely high bids. clearly, some will be worth something to the next owner, as they were once worth something to the homeowner. a box of 3 men's ties sold for $18.
then i come across the little lady's wedding dress. it is well kept. well preseved. the white satin has yellowed a little bit, but you can tell that the poor little lady cared for the wedding dress. i'm sure that this dress was invaluable to her. simply priceless. i mean, she had kept it for all these years - at least since the 1940s.
i'm sure by preserving her wedding dress, she assumed that someone in her family, her kids or grandkids, would want to hold on it. it would be passed down, generation by generation. someone surely would treasure it. and treasure the memories of her nuptials to the patriarch of her family... everlasting love.
nah. who wants a crusty old wedding dress that probably smells like moth balls?
while sewing machines and doll houses went for over $100... guess how much the dress went for?
two dollars and forty nine cents. completely heartbreaking.
just goes to show ... one man's trash is another man's treasure.. and vice versa.
ps, i ended up buying two pieces of jewelry through the auction. i'm taking that stuff right to the pawn shop. let's see how much i get for it.
pps, i've never been to a pawn shop before. that will likely be my next entry if i dare to go. i watch enough Pawn Stars to know what i'm doing, right?
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.