My weekend junking adventures were saved by one estate sale that was held on Sunday. A Sunday only sale is pretty unusual around here and I usually don't bother with them unless my favorite buzz words are part of the ad. Antiques and collectibles. OK, I'll go.
Yippee! I was the first one there and I was only fifteen minutes early. Don't you love it when that happens? I scanned the merchandise in the driveway while keeping one eye on the street. Not one car pulled up during the time I was there. Double love it.
I just adore this little desk with its chippy old paint. I keep trying to direct myself away from furniture, but this desk kept calling me back. It's as sturdy as a brick and was such a great deal. The top has a thick piece of glass that slides out from the back. It's hard to tell from this picture, but there's an old piece of stained paper under the glass, so I'll have to do something about that before I sell it. I thought embossed wallpaper would look nice, but there's just no wiggle room under the glass.
What a cute little compartment. Too bad someone painted over the glass front.
This old shell art shadow box really caught my eye. Even though this isn't exactly my style, I love shells and I can really appreciate this for its uniqueness and amazing detail.
Who doesn't need another picnic basket? The large mallet and those rusty tractor gas caps are the only two items that came from a garage sale on Saturday. I think Mike and Frank from American Pickers would approve at .50 cents each?
How did I go from rusty tractor gas caps to these pretty little bunches of vintage glass flowers?
This vintage "pancake phone" is such a yummy shade of yellow. It still works!
This 1906 Webster's International Dictionary is my favorite. It's 5 1/2" thick, 2400 pages, and it weighs 15 pounds. I could really get lost in this huge collection of information overload. Pictorial illustrations, history of the world, quotations and proverbs, flags, maps, chronological history of all nations from 6000 B.C. - 1906.
It goes on and on.
There's also a 25,000 word, 236 page supplement in the back.
The first entry in Events in American History is when Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
The last entry is the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.