I wasn't planning on doing any yard saling today since I went all the live long day last week, BUT....I caught wind of a sale that said something about moving after 40 years in the same house. Well now, that smells (literally, lol!) of vintage to me and I just couldn't resist. I had to see what treasures were lurking there.
Total spent - $16.00
20qt. canning pot and accessories - $7
I was really excited to find this canning pot and rack. This is something I've been wanting to learn to do for a good long while now. Once we get settled in Florida I plan to start a garden and am looking forward to canning some of it. The boxes of rings aren't useable as they have spots of rust on them so they'll be turned into some other project. But all of the lids seem to be in perfect condition.
Stack of vintage tea towels - $3
My heart always skips a beat when I see these old 1940's-50's prints. I was hoping to find some tablecloths too, but no such luck. That's ok, though, I'm thrilled with these. All but two of them will end up in the shop.
I'm keeping this one, and I'm giving one other one to a friend.
Wooden box with dividers - $2
I spotted this wooden box filled with nails, screws, nuts, bolts, etc. in the "man" section of the garage and loved it. (What else did you expect by now?) :) I almost told the guy I didn't need all the hardware, I just wanted the box, but then I remembered how much fun I had picking through another tin of hardware I bought last summer and how a few of those pieces have come in handy since then, so I decided to just take it all.
I think I spotted "the look" in his eye. You know the one, "What in the world does a woman need with a box full of hardware? She's probably one of those crazy hoarders."
Hot dog/marshmallow cookers - $2
Yard sticks - $1
We have a fire pit that we love to use, but our current "cookers" are just wire hangers that have been straightened and the kids have a hard time handling those without dipping their food into the ashes. We plan to live out in the country once we move and will have another fire pit I'm sure, so I figured these would be a good investment.
Not sure what I'll use these for yet, but you just never know. :)
I spotted this great industrial style filing cabinet in a corner of the house and just had to laugh to myself. I bought one almost identical to this last year and sold it in my Etsy shop. But...it took awhile to sell and in the mean time it was taking up space in the garage and driving my hubby nuts. Then when it did sell he had to help me box it up and haul it in his truck to Greyhound for shipping. He said never again. So, when I saw this one, in great shape (even better shape than the one I sold) it made me chuckle.
Vintage wool blanket - $1
On our way from that yard sale to McDonald's Play Land (to celebrate my daughter finishing up her Kindergarten year of homeschooling!) we spotted a couple more sales. The only thing that made me break out my dinero was this great ol' wool blanket. Most likely it'll be put up for sale.
Ok, so now I have a question for all of you. In rummaging through my "new" box of hardware I found these and I'm stumped as to what they are.
They're little solid metal balls, bigger than ball bearings, but smaller than marbles.
Two of them have little images on them.
And three of them say "Hit Center."
You can see how small they are compared to my badly-in-need-of-lotion fingertips. I had to break out the macro lens for these little guys.
My thought is that maybe they were part of an old miniature pin ball style game? But I really have no idea.
Do any of you happen to know what they are?