CABINET, FRAMES, TOOLS, SCONCES, AND LOTS OF MISCELLANEOUS!
I love this cabinet! I bargained down on the price and then the guy said, "Plus you have to take everything that's in it." What's in it? Lots of cool stuff from what I could tell from a quick peek. I'll have to post any special "discoveries" when I get to a detailed cleaning out of the cabinet.
COOLER & SCONCES
Here are those two sconces I made over in my post entitled "From 'ick' to 'slick': Sconce Rescue" earlier this month. They are next to a great metal Igloo insulated dispenser.
RED & FISHING THEMES
I was telling my friend, Taunya, that a theme often develops when you are out junking. This weekend, we found a lot of ice fishing items and red items. There is also part of a horse bridle, a fishing pole canister, and a saw sharpening brace. You can even get a peek inside the cabinet drawer!
BRASS PRINTING TRAYS
These two brass pieces supposedly had something to do with printing. They belonged to the seller's brother, who is involved in printing somehow. The seller didn't know exactly what they were, but I thought they had potential.
STROLLER, BREAD PAN, COOLERS, FLOWER POTS...
This sale was by a couple who had been collecting for years. From them, we picked up an old baby stroller (?), a pan for forming bread loaves, two vintage metal coolers, a kitchen timer, a couple flower pots, and a hand drill.
The items below were nothing super vintage or old, but they were functional and/or fun: a stool, a backrest for me when driving the truck, two beach rolls, some books for winter reading, and a game with 6 small dice.
The next sale was advertised as a "man sale." When I got there, I asked where the men for sale were. The wives seemed quite willing to sell their husbands...and they were very willing to come down on the price, too! As I already have the best husband, I left the men there but walked away with some cool bins, a metal box, a clip, and some homegrown veggies.
GREETED BY ALIENS IN CANAL PARK
This sale was down in Canal Park and they had all kinds of crazy antiques. Actually, the craziness started as you pulled up to the house. A large inflatable alien surrounded by holiday twinkle lights greeted you at the driveway. We were almost scared off...almost. We put on our brave junking hats and marched onward. It was worth the experience. Apparently, it was the estate of a woman who used to own a doll museum. In this tiny little house, in this tiny little basement, were these glass enclosed cases housing doll after doll. Talk about unexpected! There was an original Mickey Mouse doll! In addition to the dolls, there were ALL kinds of other craziness. Well, we stuck to the usual things that catch my eye...metal objects and the occasional book. We found a pump, a clock, an old drive-in movie speaker, a warming plate, and a whole bag of cookbooks. The Betty Crocker Hostess Cookbook was my favorite. (Do I cook? No, not really. But the intentions are what matter, right? Hmmmm...)
The fan and kick board were from a couple random sales in town.
These great carts were used at an old store for many years. At least that's what I was told. The woman's husband had worked there for a long time and kept these carts after they either closed or got new equipment (I can't remember which!).
I plan to cover the weekend of September 13-14...the one right after Junk Bonanza. I'll keep posting the junk finds until I catch up to the current date. Could we possibly find more? Oooooooh, yes! Lots more junk to love on the way!
Anybody have a favorite item from this post? If so, tell us what it is...