Today, even though it was beastly hot and I got way too late of a start, I headed out for a bit of junkin'. I had spotted one ad on Craigslist that was less than a mile from my house, "Lots of junk. Come and brause." Despite the poor spelling of "browse" I was lured in by the word junk, so that's where I headed first. I knew the road, however, I never realized that the end of the road went deep off to the right and turned into a dirt road. I followed my familiar route, then suddenly, I was on the dirt road and seeing things that I didn't even know still existed in this area, let alone that close to my house. I spotted the YARD SALE sign and an arrow pointing, so I pulled in. Oh heavens. what a mess. Three old very dilapidated trailer homes. Junk, and I do mean junk. everywhere. Pit bull pups running here and there and a little boy with a burr haircut and no shirt chasing the dog. Five old junk cars, missing most their tires and parts. Old barrels, old farm equipment. Junk, junk, junk. I should have left when I saw that. I really should have left when I looked at The Bean and he had this worried face like, "We are going to die". Despite both of these things, I continued on in my quest for some good junk.
As we emerged from the car, a young girl came out on the front porch. I asked what was for sale and she rolled her eyes and pointed back behind the trailer where some tables were set up and covered with stuff. Kind of like, Boy are you dumb you can't see the yard sale. But, actually, that area really didn't look anymore like a yard sale than the rest of the yard. Just random crap everywhere.
We went down to the tables and started looking around. (Note to self: Do a tick check later.) There were a few good old items there, so I started picking things up. Nothing was priced, so I knew I would have to deal with the girl. When I finally took my pile to the girl, she declared it was $9.00. I thought it was too much, so I had her tell me what she had charged me for each item since I only had a few things. She finally picked up on item and told me that she had charged me $4.00 for it, but 50¢ each for everything else. Odd. Anyway, I put back the $4.00 item (which was an tchotke not much different that the other things I was holding) and paid my $4.00 and left.
**Anything I bought there has been disinfected - twice. **
So, enough yakkity yak - here's this weeks junk in review.
A very sweet Japan angel doll. She was from that sale, but in her original package, which was unopened and now disposed of properly. A keeper.
A cool Pumpkin man - not old, but vintage looking - $1.00 for a 105 degree yard sale earlier this week. A keeper.
A big white pottery owl planter from that sale. For the flea market. I cannot keep owl crap on the shelves.
Seven dwarfs, who except for their clothes, look identical. New in their package from that sale. Cute. Not sure - keep or flea or ????
Nat old tin globe from that sale. I love the patina. I think I am going to keep it. BUT! I will not collect globes. i will not collect globes. i will not collect globes......
Potter from here and there. White planter from the Super Cheap Thrift for $1.00, white donkey planter form SCT for 50¢, three small pieces of pottery - my very favorite to find - 50¢ each here and there.
Three aqua blue Frankoma mugs. Frankoma is so plentiful here that I never buy it. But, the color of these mugs is popular, so I picked them up for 25¢ each at the Super Cheap Thrift Store. When I was washing them, The Bean was drying and he asked where the fourth one was - I told him that there were only three. He insisted that there were four of them. I told him that he wasn't even with me the day I bought them. Yes i was he said. They were on your tea cart that you bought and I moved them. There were four of them tied together with jute string. You know what - he was right. I did see them there, but they were $4.00. Apparently they didn't sell so they donated them to the SCT. *This was the sale where my cabinet was already spoken for - The Bean asked - did they donate your cabinet too???*
A sweet old Yellowstone Plate - not your typical souvenir plate. I will look it up for ebay, but most likely put it in the flea market.
Silk embroidery picture. For the Flea market - 50¢ at the SCT.
An old apple tin - this might have been a tobacco tin, not sure. I need to research it a bit before I decide what to do with it.
And, lastly, the biggest stone apple I have ever seen. It takes up both of my hands to hold it. It should sell for good $$$$ this Fall or Winter. (Ebay sales suck right now).
There you have it - my junk for the week and a story to boot.
What did you get and where did you find it?