The first day.
Not even half price.
It was slow going as it was on a small cul-de-sac off a small cul-de-sac.
You get the picture - hordes of hoarders trekking up to the sale.
I mostly stayed in the shed and garage.
That's where the best stuff is anyway.
The floral needlepoint is from the SPCA Thrift Shop - yes, I thrifted before estate saling.
Lovely green metal wall planters.
Two Skippy lids.
With directions of how to use peanut butter.
The blue box is for your paper checks - the bank used to send them all back to you at the end of the month for you to balance your checkbook.
Some banks gave out these boxes for you to store the checks.
It was a paper world then.
An aluminum grease pot - to sit on your stove - to collect drippings - to later make gravy.
Don't gag. It's old-style upcycling.
A shot bag - empty.
Empty shotgun shells.
For Christmas ornaments and for wreaths.
I am not kidding you.
I could not believe no one had bought this beauty.
Unless they just did not want to lug it down one cul-de-sac and up the other cul-de-sac to get it to the car.
What is it?
An Indian heavy-duty, industrial strength fertilizer sprayer.
With back straps so you can tote it around the yard.
All the parts are there.
About two feet high.
And ten pounds empty.
The grave markers I had to get before one of those metal scavengers got them -
Or the markers were tossed!
I plan to research this husband and wife to see if I can locate a family member who would want these.
I can't believe they would leave these behind.
It makes me sad.
NOTE: I have found Mrs. Lee's maiden name was Laura Locke. Still no connection to the family who resided in the house.
Since I have already to confessed to thrifting before the estate sale started, I'll show the other things I picked up.
Not much because I had planned on buying more at the estate sale, but people were so slow going in the one door allowed for entrance, I left.
A large aluminum oval tray - yes, a chalkboard in the making.
One small pewter dish - perfect for feeding Miss Peepers.
Two aluminum trays.
One rectangular with flowers.
The other round with pine cones.
Both came caked with brown gunk and are now soaking.
Okay, I saved part of my finds for another post tomorrow.
There will be body parts!
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