Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Woodworker's Auction

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I had a wonderful weekend that did not include a single bit of junking!  Can you believe it?

 Friday night my husband and I saw the Eagles of Death Metal.  They were the band that was performing at the Bataclan in Paris where many people died during the attack back in November.  They honestly put on an amazing show.  And no, they are not a death metal band! ;)

Sunday was the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.  It ended up being the most largely attended sporting event in history with over 350,000 people in attendance.  

 Here I am on the track before the race.  It was unreal.

I took a short video of this crazy-packed crowd in the Turn 2 stands.

 Here's a video of the first lap when all the cars drove by behind the pace car.

The rest of the weekend I did some yard work and relaxing.  It was a great 3 day weekend.  So, I know you're not all here for an account of my personal life, so onto the junk!
Not this past holiday weekend, but the weekend before that, I attended the auction of a man who had been a marvelous woodworker for years and years.  There were lots of tools, homemade wood items, hardware, and everything else under the sun that he had in his workshops.

Here's what I bought...

 This sewing machine base already found it's new home with a guy that I know that makes furniture.  He buys all of them from me that I can get my hands on.

It has been AGES since I have even seen a locker basket at an auction, let alone be able to buy one.  The last time I bought any locker baskets was during the Covered Bridge Festival from October 2014.  Man, I had some great finds from that day!

 A group shot!

 As you can imagine, these drawers were all homemade.  I had 2 more of them, but dropped them off in one of my antique booths prior to this picture.  The very top drawer has a bakelite handle.  I'm swooning over that and may keep it for myself!

 2 suitcases.  The top one held one his many power tools.  The bottom one came from the free pile of a garage sale my mom attended earlier in the morning before this auction.

 The theme here is "two."  Two tool boxes - the green one I'm keeping.  2 stools - I have plans for a "quickie" makeover on them soon.  And 2 toolboxes.  One is not pictured.  It has a little different handle.  I was dropped at the booth too.  

I also had a little Craftsmen parts cabinet.  It had 8 small drawers that were MINT GREEN.  Was very tempted to keep it myself!  It was also dropped off at the booth.

So what was in the mystery paper box?  Damaged cigar boxes.

 That are all full of stuff!

Bits and bobs.

Drawer pulls galore.

 Hooks, electrical outlet plates, and other misc. stuff.

 WE HAVE A WINNER!  Look at these awesome porcelain knobs.  Ugh.  Love!  Where's the HOT one?

 This guy had so many furniture bits.  I think I'm set for midcentury furniture legs for ages.

Did you also need end caps for your midcentury legs?  I've got those.
Oh yes, not to mention the silver metal caps that you commonly find on school chairs/desks.
There's hundreds of each here!

 Let us not forget the brackets to install those midcentury legs.  Or these tiny square legs you see pictured here.

 So, I got all of these for $1.  They were too cool to leave behind.  Not sure what I'll do with them yet.  Any ideas?  I see a quickie project in the future...

Also a couple of old wagon wheels.

And a cast iron drawer with cast iron brackets and some oilers.  I had another set of these cast iron brackets, but they went along with the sewing machine base.

That's it for the finds... but in other good news, this weekend many awesome vintage buying opportunities in Indiana/the Midwest are happening --

My trips: 2014 & 2015

My visits: 2012
Selling: Somehow I forgot to write a 2013 post..., 2014, 2015

I haven't done this one, but I know a lot of folks who do!  
I bet Eddie will.  I know Kim is.  
Follow them for more info!


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Quickie #2

I'm back again with another quick project!  I picked up this wood shelf for $3 when I was on the Indiana 38 Yard Sale Route.

I didn't sand it down all the way, just gave it enough of a rough finish for the paint to stick.

I used Rustoleum 2X Ultra Coverage in Ocean Mist.  I love this color!

 Next step is to hit some areas with a sanding sponge.  I tried to focus on areas that would have natural wear there.  But, for uniformity sake, I also hit a few other places.  The color looks a little different because the next day was cloudy, whereas the day before this was sunny.

Top view.  If I was going to sell this piece, I would've used a wax to finish it, but its for display only, so I'm not too worried.

Here's what it looks like in my southside booth.  You can click HERE for my most recent recap of how that space looks.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Southside Booth Revamp

This past Sunday I took a full load to my southside booth.  I haven't been down there with a load in a couple of weeks and it was in desperate need of attention!  The sales have been good, so there were lots of holes to fill. 

HERE is what my booth looked like last time I changed it up. Now, won't you take a walk with me through my revamped space?

I'm so happy with the space.  It looks better and better each time I go in.  The space is doing REALLY well.  I can't wait to expand once another space opens up.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale Route: Part 2

Hey there, welcome back to part 2 of my finds from the US 11Antique Alley Yard Sale.  These are all the small things.  You can see my large finds HERE.

So, without much talking, let's get onto the pictures!

Siestaware set in patriotic colors!

Raffiaware in yellow and orange.

Fun vintage glasses.

More vintage glasses - the large one is an old sour cream container.

5 matching vintage glasses.

Starbursts and polka dot glasses.

2 wall pockets.

Chalkware cardinals.

Chalkware apples with worms.

 Even chalkware fruit.

Some Pyrex pieces.  Luckily I had lids at home for the 2 casseroles.

 A spectacular find - these 3 milk glass shakers.  If there had been a salt shaker, I probably would've kept this set.

 Hazel Atlas fired on pieces and a melmac sugar bowl.

 4 McCoy planters that I didn't already have!  All went into my personal collection.  Someday I'll have to take pictures of my collection.  It has grown quite a bit.

 I loved this canisters!

2 old red barn lanterns

Mini washboard, sewing drawers, architectural pieces, and a wood box with metal lid.

Lunch box, scale, and some cameras.

Various maple syrup tins.  They seemed so plentiful on the route, you would've thought I was driving through Vermont in the heart of maple syrup country.

Various advertising tins.

Old wood exit sign, old watercolor set, a Chevy Fairlane emblem, and some more wood spools.

2 Beck's Beer paper signs.

 2 2cent boxes of matches, never used.  Did you know some boxes of old matches can fetch a pretty penny on ebay?

Havoline tin and 2 flour sifters.

My only vintage Christmas finds, but definitely not a disappointment.  A huge bag of glass garland, a mini tree topper, and a roll of vintage velvety red ribbon.

 3 Kewpies in their original bags.

5 Vintage Soaky Bubble Bath bottles.

Alright, that's is for my finds.


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