After a week of cooling my heels (for me anyway) I met with my doctor who gave me some good news on 2 of my tests and the ok to get out and about with some dietary restrictions that I must strictly adhere to. Hey, I can live with that. Let's just say the door didn't have enough time to kick me in the ass as I flew out of it. I hit the driveway running and didn't look back!
Let's see what I managed to come up with this weekend at a couple of estate sales, shall we?
I picked up both of these travel cases at the same sale. I kept one for myself and put all my letter stamping supplies in it. The other one will be for sale. I haven't decided if I'll sell it as is, or if I should cover it with maps. What would you do?
The tool box is already being re-purposed. It will be cute as a coffee station or a silverware holder, a sea shell keeper or who knows what else. The birdcage is awesome. I don't much care for the color and I'm in the process of painting it white and distressing it. How cute would it look filled with vintage books or dishes? Or maybe used in a wedding?
I've never seen one of these teeter tot rockers. This one is in really good condition. The woman who sold it to me was very attached to it and I could tell she was having a hard time parting with it. I didn't have the heart to tell her I'd be re-selling it. I did tell her it would be going to a good home. :-) I've been looking for a bread box for the lake house so I was happy to find this one. I've already started re-painting it.
I picked up the tin for Chablis and I grabbed a stack of hand towels for the lake. We use them when we're out fishing and I get tired of Louie grabbing my good kitchen hand towels, so I like to keep a supply of cheap garage sale ones on hand.
A Christmas cake server....
2 tins - I've never seen the Campfire marshmallow one and thought it would be cute for at the lake since we make lots of S'mores. The Salerno tin will probably get sold. The wooden box is going to be painted and have mason jars filled with silverware placed inside. We eat most of our meals at the lake buffet style, so this will look cute on the food table.
And check out these adorable baby shoes. There was a small piece of paper tucked inside that said Kathy's baby shoes.... How cute is that???
I know Gone with the Wind is in really rough shape, but it's my favorite book and this copy was from 1937. I bought the Music reader because of the great cover and plan to re-sell it....
I loved the spiral bars on the spice rack and bought it to paint and re-sell - until Chablis saw it and snatched it up. Guess she will be painting and keeping it for herself. The 2 screw in handles will be perfect for a coat rack I want to make....
And here's my favorite find of the weekend - a vintage sled! I loved it.
It's hard to see but it's a Flexible Flyer 2E. It's headed to my shop. I'm sure someone will love it and find some way to re-purpose with it. Isn't it cool? I'm not doing a thing to it except clean it up.
And that's it for this weekend. What did you like best?