Last week I told you in Picking Around I was lying about just picking up a few things.
I do try to have some sort of unifying theme in my booths.
House parts are big sellers for me.
Wooden shutters are getting harder and harder to find.
But last week Habitat had a truckload of them.
Twenty-three of them to be exact.
This is the first load.
These four are about ninety years old.
Most were green.
Four to six feet in height.
I did pick up some of the hinged inside shutters.
Part of the second load.
I was lucky they just needed brushing and wiping down.
On the way home I noticed someone putting out the recycle bin with glass jars.
I dropped the shutters in the driveway and rushed back to find all of these jars.
And vintage jugs.
Hazel Atlas glass top jars.
Turquoise Ball jars.
Some zinc top canning jars.
A Log Cabin syrup bottle.
A Fire King milk glass butter dish.
Jam and pickle jars from the fifties.
More canning jars.
There were two of the Bama peanut butter mayonnaise.
I have never heard of it - it was popular in the 1950's.
Ann Page was the A&P Grocery Store brand.
Then there were the jugs.
White House Vinegar.
Made of Douglass glass.
One gallon size.
And how did I clean all the jars? Well, that's why we have a dishwasher. I carefully sniffed each container to make sure there was nothing flammable.
All were very dusty, but surprisingly clean on the inside.
The gallon jugs had to be washed by hand - too tall for the dishwasher.
Next all of this extreme collecting had to fit into the booths.
Here is one load of shutters going in the back of Riverfront Antique Mall.
Oh, I forgot to mention I bought this colorful teacher's desk at Habitat along with all the shutters.
When I made it to my booth, this is what met me.
It took an hour to straighten this mess out.
And find a place for all the shutters and the desk.
The jars and jugs I left for another day.
Okay, being honest, there was no room in the Blazer for the jars and jugs.
Luckily for me the desk fit right in front of the booth
It is working hard as a display table for a whole pile of stuff.
The shutters line the entrance to the newly straightened big booth.
The white shutters I placed in the smaller booth - more cottage-y.
I took a few moments to check out the walkway outside the store.
There is a ton of interesting objects out there.
I love the crossing sign.
I would love it even more in my yard.
I see great potential in the two-holer seat for an old outhouse.
I could frame some family members with it.
I found extreme jarring and shuttering to be quite the thrill.
Maybe one day it will be an official Olympic sport.
I know I could medal.
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