Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Goodbye Sahara

For those who didn't know, the Sahara Hotel/Casino closed here in Las Vegas after 49 years.  I couldn't believe they didn't wait for the 50th year, but, obviously, they didn't consult me ~!

Anyway, they are currently having a liquidation sale.  It started a few weeks ago, but we really didn't want to deal with the crowds and they crazy people grabbing lamps, etc. like they were at a sale in Filene's Bargain Basement!  So we went yesterday.  There were only a few people there and we had the chance to walk around and just "look".  We went into the theater where all of the lighting, speakers, etc. were all laying on the stage.  I couldn't help thinking about all of the famous people who had performed on that stage. 

The restaurants were empty, except for some of the fixtures and booths:

It was just a little to big for my kitchen!!!

The chandeliers were also for sale. This beauty could be yours for $6500:

I thought it would look fantastic in the dining room.  Who cares that it's actually bigger than my dining room!

Now, Clyde is the true icon of the Sahara.  Unfortunately, he is huge and a bit pricey.

I saw a chair that I liked.  It was wrought iron and very "Sahara-looking".  But it was more than I wanted to spend.  My husband also said I didn't have a place to put it.  Really?  He should know me better by now!  Maybe I'll go back in a few weeks and see if the price came down!

They also had tons of furniture, dishes, silverware, glassware, hairdryers, irons, alarm clocks, etc.  Keep in mind, there were a lot of hotel rooms in that place!  None of it screamed, "Take me home".  So what did I buy? ..................

Glasses and a trash can.  Yes, I will be able to say that I have a piece of the Sahara!  And, maybe a chair - in a few weeks!

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