A typical Saturday morning in this distressed household. Chucks is having terrible allergy symptoms and I have tremendous jaw pain from dental work. He decided to go back to bed and I went off to find a nice soft omelet for breakfast.
After enjoying real food I drove around the corner to an annual church sale where they always have neat things.
All the furniture was outside. I spied this wicker desk in a beautiful blue-gray color, but hesitated. The top was sponge painted black and gray and I do not need or want another project.
The guy in charge said he could change my mind. Everything just went to half price. Well, yes, that did change my mind. I told him to start a pile.
I had to go back and forth between the inside of the fellowship hall and the parking lot, but finally gathered a decent pile.
-Pair of leaded glass etched jars
-Pair of Salina (not sure of the spelling here. I was not wearing my glasses.) small casserole bowls with that atomic turquoise and gold design
These three aprons were a great find. They have paper tags stating they were a premium (gift with purchase) from Swift Meats.
I do not remember an elephant being the mascot for Swift Meats. I plan to look it up.
The elephants appear to be dancing around with the different meat products.
One apron is stained and the other two in good condition.
Love the red, white, and blue graphics.
Dancing with luncheon meat and a hot dog advertising Smokies.
Are elephants really a good mascot for meat products?
I do not know what "cervelat" is, but the elephant in the back is happy about it.
Could these be Canadian?
Here are more products - Jumbolo Premium Franks and braunschweiger. (Not a clue about these either!)
If any of you remember these, please let me know.
Enough about the elephants - on to other things.
A child's small Sunday School chair was sitting all alone. Last year I had bought thirty of these from this sale. I did not know I left any behind! Love that bentwood back and the missing dowel does not matter to me.
I bought seven hymnals just because I love old hymnals. These were various editions of Broadman's. If you are Baptist, you probably used these.
Someone had made blue velvet covers for the ones used in the choir. They even added silk ribbons for bookmarking the pages.
I have been collecting a few of these metal file cabinets for storing craft supplies.
I cannot decide to paint them or not because in the future I do believe these will be antique collectibles. For the time being I am cleaning and waxing it to see how it looks.
As I was packing everything in the Blazer, the guy helping (by encouraging me to buy more!) asked if I saw the door beside the shed.
Why, no, I had not found a door.
Where, oh, where could that door be?
I missed that bright green door!?!
A door made of heart pine, paneled, and weighing a ton!?!
A door already distressed!?!
A door that turned to show me its backside!?!
A backside with wonderfully chippy, shabby white paint over the heart pine!?!
And wait . . .
What was that?
A beautiful summer sky blue under the white paint!
Yes, this was going home with me.
Of course, the slight problem was I had packed the Blazer to take several items over to the antiques mall and never made it there.
The men assured me they could get everything in the truck.
Now ladies out there, you know this is a fact. Men cannot pack a truck. They waste valuable space. They lean things that should not be leant (?). So I mustered my courage and told them I would direct. The door fit at a diagonal with the file cabinet and boxes on the front seat. The wicker desk sat regally on the tailgate tied securely with the telephone cable I carry for that purpose. We all made it home in time for the Carolina football game and our Saturday BBQ and sweet tea.
Life would be great if my jaw did not hurt and Chucks would stop that annoying sneezing and coughing.
On a serious side note: To those of you in the path of Hurricane Sandy, my thoughts are with you and please be safe!
NEW NEWS: CERVELAT IS A SAUSAGE POPULAR IN SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY. THE APRONS ARE FROM THE 1950'S AND GIVEN AWAY AS PREMIUMS.