I knew it would be like that to some extent, because both Greenmead Flea Market and Michigan Antique & Collectable Festival in Midland, Michigan (affectionately called just 'Midland' by all of us who love it) are in September. Those are BIG 'merchandising' opportunities. Thrown into the mix, though, was a great estate sale that I would have missed if my friend Bargain Hunter hadn't text me to ask me about pricing a typewriter...
I was invited this year to go, too, to the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, Minnesota, but I just couldn't make it work. I definitely want to visit my friend and fellow picker, Kally, there in April next year!
So I almost had the basement completely organized, but have sabatoged all my efforts by bringing in the sweet things I've bought lately. But who could resist finds like these?
|West Bend Hallite Casserole with great Bakelite knob|
|West Bend Hallite Casserole with copper lid & handles|
|I can't resist pennants and I picked up some great old ones!|
|Two vintage Brownies in boxes. One has film, too|
|Can't resist melmac, either. These are cute little serving pieces|
|From Midland -- I LOVE this picture of 'Bob', painted by his Aunt Ev in 1951. She really captured his personality!|
|From the estate sale -- this is the typewriter I helped price for Bargain Hunter|
|This is from the estate sale, too -- I'm excited to put it together and turn it on before I list it on Ebay. I don't think I've ever seen one work -- just as display or for sale in antique malls|
|This print is really big -- 18x24 or larger|
|This little kitty holds a pen as his tail|
|Art Deco kitchen clock|
|Wood shopping list from the 1960s|
|These flocked cats, made in Japan in the 1950s are wonderful|
|A made-in-Japan asian planter from the 1950s. I might keep him, he's just so cute!|
|Pantry Parade tomato range salt and pepper shakers|
|These made-in-Japan 1950s cats are great, too. I see a made-in Japan, mid-century and cat theme developing...|
Maybe I'll even have time to post on the blog more often!
But, before you go, what do you think about Bob -- would you have bought his portrait? I'm thinking about resurrecting 'Would You Buy It Wednesday' since (I think) Junker Newbie doesn't do it any more. I would definitely have contributed Bob...
What about Bob -- yes or no?