Saturday 26 April 2014
First town wide yard sale of the season!
It's spring.......I think
You couldn't tell by the wind....brrrr it was cold.
But I got up this morning and braved the cold temps, grabbed my coffee and headed out.
Small towns are not nearly as small as you might think. All those back streets to wind through. Drive by yard sales too. You know the ones. You look to see if there is anything of interest to you.
Normally if there is a stack of clothes and lots of tables with kids toys in bright colours, I drive on by.
Not that those things aren't wonderful, they just aren't what I'm looking at at this point in my life. That was wonderful when my kids were little, just not right now.
And the crafty ones I drive by too. Mostly anyway. The ones where there are a ton of birdhouses or candle stands set up. Again, wonderful things, just not for me.
I look for the old and run down stuff. Furniture piled up. And believe it or not...new houses that are barely built. Often people do a wonderful "purge" when moving into a sparkling new house.
Bonus for them and for me :)
ok ok ok...enough talking right? Stop rolling your eyes and just poke me in the ribs.
First thing I picked up was this amazing industrial storage unit. Galvanized steel and OH MY HEAVY! When I went back to pick it up it was sitting by it's lonesome on the driveway and no one around to help me load it up. Two wonderful 60+ year old ladies came to help me. One jokes that "us women can do anything better than a man" I just had to laugh. Love small towns for the helpful women!
Then I came across all this wonderful "stuff.
The bedside tables are self explanitory..the little boxes are from a hardware store and I just love the industrial yumminess of them. Is yumminess a word?
Then the unit holding the boxes (drawers)
Want to see what is inside?
Did you guess a sewing machine? The man who sold it to me told me that when his family moved here from Austria after the second world war, his mother insisted this was the one things she needed to bring with her.
It's actually in really good shape, it just needs a bit of love.
How awesome is that?
And at that same yard sale I picked up this amazing bed.
The legs sold me!
And the details. Although the finish needs a bit of work...it's very solid!
I have lots more...but we will save that for another post.
What did you find today?