Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Estate Sale Diaries- Holly Golightly's Barkeep
If Holly Golightly owned anything other than her little black dress, this would be it- a vintage Waring Blender. Remember her cocktail party, with her guests crammed into her apartment like anchovies in a can? She had to have help keeping everyone well-lubricated- I do not think that crowd would have been content with Boodles straight from the bottle.
I bought this yesterday at a moving sale over at River Plantation, a favorite neighborhood for the over 70s. I also bought a Cuisinart food processor with pasta attachments and slicing discs galore for $24. The blender cost me $5.
What else did I find? Two fine lamps. A fancy yellow damask tablecloth. Four Lennox mugs decorated with goldfinches and cardinals and cedar waxwings. A little crockpot. A sackful of paperback mysteries- Dorothy Sayers, Rex Stout, Josephine Tey- for $5. And best of all-
A Panama hat, made in Ecuador. $3. Too late to wear it now, but there is always next summer-