Diamonds, thank you. I have had a hobbie of going to estate sales (not garage sales) and picking up little treasures. I find that garage sales require you to get up early (I refuse to since retirement) and at most modest neighborhoods, I don't find the type things I love (OLD leather covered bottles, hand-blown green bottles,wooden boxes). If I go to a ritzy neighborhood garage sale, the owners are usually there and they want HIGH dollar for their junk.
Estate sales are run by someone who gets a percentage of the proceeds and you can bargain better with them because they have no attachment to the items. Small stuff they don't make much money on so I gather up a few things that are dusty and dirty and make an offer on the whole batch. They normally take my offer just to de-clutter the sale. I have gotten wonderful boxes,etc that way.
I have too much clutter now so I am no longer in acqisiton mode.
I dream of better 2morrow where chickens can cross road without having their motives questioned