A poor one, but still an excuse.
My beloved Blazer - all twenty years of her - decided to test me by going in and out of our mechanic's garage for the last ten days with different new and creative ailments.
In order to get her to the garage, I must pass several thrift shops.
So I shopped.
A large sieve.
Another star colander, but I have sold five of the ones I previously owned.
Twelve tart tins on a frame.
Too cute to pass by.
A stack of crates behind ...
A large and lovely crock.
Unfortunately someone drilled three holes in the bottom for plants.
Picture me rolling this across the floor at Goodwill to checkout.
Chucks and I decided to head East last Saturday to Columbia to the flea markets. Great idea - plenty of sellers and a crowd of lookers, but not many buyers.
I bought these two 1957 bound copies of the Columbia Record newspaper from the archives of Columbia College.
They are the size of the newspapers inside.
I have enjoyed reading the news and advertisements in them.
A very old floral basket.
A new twig basket already my favorite color.
A metal urn in a copper color.
One dealer gave me a bag and said to fill it for one price.
So I did.
Look, Tuula (Thrifty Rebel Vintage), an egg beater!
A very red rocker.
Another group of bargains from Goodwill.
The red-handled silverware is for a Spring project.
Cool vintage photo in a great frame.
Probably the find of the day.
A brass and silverplate chandelier with glass arms.
The wiring has been stripped.
Two fighting falcons and ginkgo leaves engraved on this side.
Engraved on the other side:
TO MR. J.W. DREWETT
WITH BEST WISHES
AND HEARTY REGARDS
FROM HIS FRIENDS
TSINGTAO APC INSTALLATION
As much as Chucks and I could find, it has to do with an aircraft installation as the Japanese were invading China. We could not find the right J.W. Drewett.
So, yes, Chucks and I are history nerds who spent an hour Googling.
Two cricket boxes.
I thought a leather camera case, but it has Sportsman Case stamped on it.
I was tired of Googling so Sportsman may be a camera!
I was looking at the spelling book and the dealer threw all this in a sack and named a price I could not refuse.
A box of song books and hymnals - also all for one price.
Foursquare Hymnals were used by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel founded by Aimee Semple McPherson.
These are from 1957.
Last my favorite finds of the day.
The McCulloch large gas can.
And a wash tub and four buckets.
All suitably rusty and crusty.
So where are we headed this weekend?
Well, if the snow comes close enough, we will go snow-chasing.
It's a Southern thing.
You drive until you get to see some snow and drive back home.
Stay safe and warm this weekend those of you in the path of Jonas.
Hey, wasn't that a boy band?
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