In the initial stages of the hoarding cleanup (the driveway) it was not evident my Auntie had a thing for glassware. The driveway had been set up for sales and covered with tarps and boards for the better part of ten+ years. Beneath the tarps and boards were card tables set up in 4 table squares, spaces in between, and stuff piled atop and beneath the tables. Most of the boxes beneath sat directly upon the driveway so the water/mold/mildew damage was quite destructive. Much of the stuff atop the tables, despite the tarps was damaged.
There was little in the way of glassware. I recall some Anchor Hocking glasses and some vases. The rest was a hodge podge of kitchen ware and plastic bins full of stuff and the ever present swampy water that had breached the lids.
A loyal commenter here, recently remarked about finding event planners, like weddings, to see if we could market some items to them. Well, we did just that. A more direct buyer came to us…the bride. Planning her wedding this Fall, she came upon a certain glass sandwich tray that I have shown before.
Now that the bride to be has carted away a hundred plus trays and matching punch bowl cups the glassware inventory has been reduced from ‘epic’ proportions to a smidgen under ‘huge’. These adjectives for our sales are not exaggerations. Truth in advertising!