I went to a couple of sales last weekend, but only one was worth the trip. How could I pass up a "Granny Sale" at a local church? I was the only one there when they opened the doors just before 8:00am. I scanned the room for the "vintage area" and managed to grab a few items just as the crowd was coming in. Good timing! If I had arrived just two minutes later, all the
vintage hoarders regulars would have beat me to all of it.
The two corbels are going to need a paint job, but they were practically free. That thing standing up behind the corbels is part of an old cash register drawer. I'm thinking it would make a nice picture holder.
I couldn't resist this old coffee grinder and the apple slicer.
The flatware (for stamping) is from the flea market. When I got to the flea market on Saturday, I realized that I didn't have my reading glasses with me. I was on a mission to find a cheap pair of magnifying glasses or a magnifying glass. No such luck. I didn't want any surprises when I got home, so I really didn't buy much that day. It was a little embarrassing having to ask the dealer to read me the marks on the silver. I thought those little aspirin tins were cute, and the crumbling aspirin was still inside. I almost needed it from all the eye strain.
Six brass drawer pulls. The two flat ones in the front will make good
The necklace, rosaries, music book and lace are from the flea market. I'm not sure if I should leave those candlesticks alone, or paint them antique white. I thought the linen towel was precious for 50 cents, even though it was made in China.
Looky at that Roseville pot. I think this is the Snowberry pattern. OK, it has a couple of little chips on the rim, but for $5.00 I really don't care. I think I'll touch it up with a little paint and then keep it for myself.
Practical Ventriloquism, Copyright, 1904. Something else for my "to do" list.
Talk to the hand.
The last sixteen pages are full of ads for other books from the same publisher. Hypnotism and Magnetism, Choice Dialect and Vaudeville Stage Jokes,
Fortune Telling, Irish Wit and Humor.
So much to choose from, so little time.