The husband's mom had passed away and they were selling a lot of her household stuff. I thought it would be a frog when I got there and a 1960s wood china cabinet (with lots of replaced sections) was priced at $300! Once I got into the garage, though, I found a few treasures.
|A Capitol album carrier|
|The cake carrier is a triple layer one -- can fit a cake plus 2 pies!|
|These are two large pictures from the 40s|
|A Hires rootbeer crate and an old 7UP carrier (with a metal frame)|
|A bunch of kitchen odds and ends. The pyrex casserole has the original 2-burner warming frame! I really like the drinks shaker with the olives painted on and I've never seen a tiny Foley food mill like this, either.|
Today I slept in (a little), got some things ready for the booth and set out for garage sales. They aren't my favorite way to shop -- I really hate all the short trips and going in and out of the car. Like all of the shopping trips, they're not as much fun when you're by yourself, too. A local small town was having a city-wide garage sales so there were LOTS. Unfortunately, besides lots of sales, there were lots of 'frogs' and lots of Little Tykes sets (no offense intended, moms of little ones, but when you don't have any littles in your life, there's only so much kid-stuff you can look at)! I made lots of stops and only got a couple of good things.
The best buy of the day was this Argus 150 slide projector! I recently bought a whole box of slides to sell on Etsy and it's really hard to see what they are with an old hand-held plastic slide viewer. This projector is so cool (actually, it gets quite hot...) and it works perfectly! It turns out that the slides I bought are from the 1950s and are from trips to Florida, some other coastal areas and Lapland, Finland and (I think) some Soviet bloc countries!
|The Argus 150 projector|
|These are people at a lakeside in a central European country in the 50s -- I hope they aren't spy-slides!|
Sorry for the blur -- my camera was confused by the light & dark exposure.
|Stylin' men from the 50s -- they really know how to 'loosen up' at the lake, don't they?|
|Check out the car!|
When I got home, I went out to do some 'farm' work (ha!) Our lilacs are just coming on, the girls are laying like crazy (even Pee Wee -- see her tiny egg in the upper right?) and I had to pick ALL of the asparagus because we're going to get frost tonight. Spring might just be my favorite season!
Well, now that I'm finding time to post again, I hope to keep it up -- I have so much to tell you! We went on a trip to Holland, Michigan (the home of all things Dutch) and I won a giveaway (my first ever). I've been doing some painting projects and, instead of straightening up the basement, making a bigger mess! So much to share and so little time...
Have a great weekend! I can't wait to see what you all did (and what you found) this week!