We stopped at several garage sales. At the first, he purchased an iron table base which he plans to use as the base for a welding table. It's actually very cool and just happened to come with four iron chairs. All apparently handmade. For $10. We'll see where they end up. Photos to come in a later post.
At the third garage sale I found this giant candelabra that may stay on my buffet for a while, but will probably get moved elsewhere at some point. I also found a 1950 school text atlas in excellent condition, a diploma in a lovely satin-padded folder that will make a great journal cover, another certificate in a smaller folder, some linens, a small wooden drawer, and a children's book from 1951 that includes selections from Alice in Wonderland accompanied by awesome color illustrations. Other finds for the day included a Dick and Jane reader in very good condition, another book with beautiful illustrations, lots of old buttons, a folding wood measuring stick, two vintage plastic frames, and old photos. All in all, it was a fabulous day.