That’s approximately $36 or £22. It actually looks better in $.
What you have to take into consideration is that I was present from 8 am to 5 pm; in other words, for nine hours. My daughter, granddaughter and a friend spent some time with me during the day which did make it seem shorter. Neighbours came to chat too.
It is, however, a low wage of 3€/$4 an hour!
Was it worth the effort, one might ask?
Well, we packaged up all the leftover, unsold objects into boxes, leaving their price tickets on them. That sort of means we plan on participating in the next ‘vide grenier’ in July.
I learned rather late in the day that the previous weekend had boasted 13 street sales in the region, which might explain the lack of enthusiasm from customers that all the street vendors experienced.
I swell with pride as each sale has me as the chosen one with whom to haggle!
Strangely enough, some of my better objects that were either vintage or antique were bought by the Dutch or other foreigners. They had an eye for a bargain when they saw it and didn’t even question the price.
Noooo, it wasn’t because they didn’t speak French, because they did.
I found it in a dilapidated box that no doubt was only brought out of the deepest recesses for a ‘vide grenier.’ Naturally, upon presentation to the family, my find and I were greeted with groans and ‘you're joking' and 'you didn't pay for them, did you?' But I really couldn’t resist a bit of history paired with a bargain. Who cares that they're not a pair? They're each single blocks of wood that have been turned on a lathe.
Don’t know what I’ll do with them yet. They may only end up on my table in a future sale, but I would have had the pleasure of their company for 1€ the pair! Don’t tell anyone though, as I hope to double the price the day I sell them. Have to allow for haggling...