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 --
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