I stopped by the Spokane Symphony Associates Upscale Sale today. I had too many commitments yesterday and couldn't make the preview sale but wasn't worried about it. The way I see it, if there's something there for me, I'll find it. If not, well, I'll have a good time looking around and visiting with friends. Today was no exception.
By the time I dropped in the sale was packed. As a Spokane Symphony Associates member this made me very happy. The SSA raises a large portion of the operating funds for the Spokane Symphony. The sale is a small portion of the money contributed each year - Christmas Tree Elegance brings in the big bucks - but every dollar counts.
Before I'd even gotten all the way through the door I spotted something I wanted. A small, shabby, slightly tattered handwoven rug had been placed on the floor to cover power cords. They hadn't even marked it. We settled on a price, it was put on a table behind the cash register and I moved on.
By the time I left I had another small rug, this time a well-worn 1930s Iranian rug, and a stack of white linen napkins. The napkins were quite the deal at $2 for six. I was thrilled with my finds and happy to write the check. A win for all involved.
But it gets better. Tomorrow (Saturday,) after 3pm., all remaining items will be half-price. That's when the good deals turn into screaming deals. So, go. Shop, Spend and buy. The SSA has gathered a building full of treasures and they're selling it all for a song.
Details: Spokane Symphony Associates Upscale Sale: Saturday, June 5, 8am-5pm at the former BlockBuster Video Building at 1312 S. Grand Blvd.