Saturday, August 28, 2010

So much junque, so little space

Due to budget cuts, the DH was on furlough yesterday (a day off but no pay) so what better activity than going junqueing!  Less pay, no space in the house - whatever.  After weeks of temps in the high 90s and low 100s, the weather was beautiful and we had to hit the road.

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.

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