Hello there! Anyone still come here looking for me? Yes, I know you do. Every night I sit here in front of the computer trying to come up with a post. I love showing my stuff that I buy, and honestly, I have been on a buying frenzy as of late. But, I pretty much price it and take it straight to the booth or put it with the Junk Ranch stash. Yes, it is Junk Ranch crunch time. June 9-10 with set up on the 7th and 8th, which means loading on the 6th. I feel disorganized, but I always feel that way. I know my layout and my theme and I have it all drawn out, but I just feel nervous and restless until I can actually get it done. I have decided to do half of my booth in an Americana/Patriotic/ red, white and blue theme. Lots of State souvenir plates and glasses, anything red, anything white, anything blue, anything a combo of those colors, old flags, things with names that fit in (Ben Franklin shopping baskets, books about history, etc. I keep finding more and more unique things and I think that my booth will be great. But, who know if people will buy any of it. It's a crap shoot! It's not like it's 4th of July - It's just an overall Americana feel plus my usual ephemera and random vintage crap-ola. The other day I said, "I need a theme. Not just so much random junk! Then I realized, that is my theme. Random Junk. I should change my name to Random Junk.
So, what about that title - One Fantastic Find? Ready for it? I saw something for sale on a Facebook group a few weeks ago. I never buy or sell on there and I rarely ever look. But, I have been looking lately for some globes or blowmolds for the Junk Ranch. Anyway, something caught my eye, but it was $50.00. Too rich for my cheap blood. But, it dropped to $30.00 a few days ago, so I contacted the seller and she told me $25.00. S-O-L-D!
What is it you ask?
Is it a beautiful suitcase?
Well, yes it is. But, it is sooooo much more!
It opens up to hold a picnic set.
But, wait. There's more!
Then it turns into a PICNIC TABLE.
I can't even.
There are plates, cups and bowls for a roadside picnic.
But, not typical plastic picnic cutlery.
(The ad did not show the bakelite, so that was one happy, happy surprise!)
Can you even???
I think it's worth at minimum about $125 or so, NOT including the Bakelite silverware. So, I am very happy that I decided to buy it.
I have no need for it.
I have no use for it.
But, I love the damn thing!
It will be hard to sell.
But, I will TRY to sell it.
I'm 60/40 in favor of selling it.
Have you bought or sold anything super fabulous lately?
PS. I'll be back soon.