Chucks thinks I am pushing the limit of my resolve of LESS. I think I am pushing my limit of leaving precious treasures behind.
It was less than a truckload!
I have been known to completely fill my sorta vintage (1996) Blazer from the floor to the roof, bring that truck home, and go forth in the pick-up.
I repeat, I brought home less than a truckload.
First, someone had dropped off this huge gold plaster frame at an itsy-bitsy thrift shop. I am a regular customer, they had no where to put it, I HAD to bring it home!
That gorgeous white table peeking from behind the frame is Arabella. She is currently living in the back of the Blazer. I have sanded her down to reveal her wonderful details and have painted her top. However, in 46F temps, it is hard to get paint to dry. Arabella does not like being cooped up and is demanding for varnish and wax and a trip to the antique mall. She claims her beauty cannot be contained. She is wrong - she is staying in the truck. I have a point to prove to Chucks. Nothing in the living room.
You can just see the black iron frame for a shelf unit on top. I plan to use it to stack luggage at my booth. I like the rusty black so no need to do anything but wipe it off.
I found some herringbone tweed and a handful of vintage rick rack. I love rick rack of every kind. I just love saying rick rack.
The tiny lavender rick rack pack is my favorite.
Remember I decided I would pick favorites.
The others can just pout.
A handmade, but well-made, pink bench with a darling elephant on it was a steal of a deal. Alas, I have sanded the elephant off and have plans for a primitive look.
A two-hole punch and a few yards of green ultra suede - I will be honest, I did not need either of these - they just hopped in the cart.
The train case I wanted very much - it is in very good condition.
Finally I came across a stack of linen dish towels and place mats. One of them a calendar from 1968 - the others look as if they were from the same time period.
To sum up my weekend hunt. I did not fill up the truck. It was LESS than a truckload. In fact I might have been able to put it all but Arabella in the front seat. All of it except Arabella are in the house, but artfully arranged. I have made their tags and soon they will go to the booth. I have to go. Arabella is screaming to be finished.
Rick rack - I just had to say it one more time.