I don't normally do these kind of run down posts. There are lots of reasons for this:
1. I am fundamentally lazy. It takes a lot of work to take all these pics!
2. I cannot stage a photo for crap!
3. I look for all kind of things, not just antique or vintage (although I love them too). When I showcase a buy like this, I feel kind of awkward about standing out from the rest of the junking herd. I can't help it, though. I like being Ed-clectic!
4. I don't like handling the merch any more than needed. Taking pics for posts adds an extra time of wrapping and unwrapping to the processing chain.
Nevertheless, I felt so good about getting out that I had to take pics and share. Plus, I found some cool things.
Nice religious article stash--stack of kids' religious books on the saints, plus some plaques and a pair of sweet nuns.
Told you they were sweet! The Child Jesus plaque in the back is super-sweet, too. It says "Hope of the World" on it. All of the books come out of a church library. I normally don't mess with ex-library books, but these are not titles you run across every day.
I got a few religious plaques, too. Most are pretty standard stuff, but one is pretty special:
It's an older Our Mother of Perpetual Help and I love her! Several of the "jewels" in the crowns have fallen out, but that makes me love her even more. I'm tempted to keep her, so I am Reserving judgement on this one.
I bought a few non-religious items, as well. Here are a few of them. Why just a few? See reason number one above.
I also hit a church sale on Saturday. There's this church in the neighborhood where we lived before we bought the house. For several years, they've been engaged in the yard sale left-over pick up business. They make the rounds as sales are wrapping up and offer to haul off what's left. They hit a couple of our yard sales back in the day when we used to have them and saved us a helluva lot of clean up hassle.
They bring it all back, sort it out, clean it up, re-price if needed, and store it away for the summer, when they put it all out in their basement and open it up for regular sales. There's not a thrift in the area, so they kind of fill the gap. Every other week or so throughout the summer, they have a huge sale. There's always lots of stuff--some of it quite good--and always cheap!
Twenty volumes of manga! Ten cents each! I sell tons of this stuff. We're talking paydirt, here! The three on the left are ex-library, and I should have left them, but I went for the drama of clearing the whole shelf. I'll just sell them for a little less than the others.
I bought a bunch more stuff, but this is the most interesting of the lot. See Reason #1 above. There are even vintage salt and pepper shakers in the sewing box that I didn't feel like unwrapping. The Pyrex fridge box has a couple of scratches in the color, but I'll cover those up with a Sharpie.
Okay, I'm just kidding about the Sharpie--just wanted to see if you all were paying attention. I'm still pretty sure I can sell it. Flea markets can be very forgiving of slight boo-boos. I love the design on the black and white cocktail mixer. The Chi-Chis margarita glasses were impossible to resist. They'll be an easy Peddlers Mall sale, for sure.
I also got out to a barn sale on Sunday for a thrift that seems to be closing (boo!). I'll have more to say about the closing, but I only have a couple of pics of the whole ordeal. It was overwhelming, irritating, crowded, frustrating and absolutely WONDERFUL! I made about eight or nine trips through--loading up until I couldn't manuver the crowd, then checking out, heading to the car, and diving back into the fray. If I had my pre-chemo energy, I probably would have stayed the whole afternoon. As it was I did some damage.
No pics of the haul, but here is the car at the half-empty point.
And, here are a couple of shots from the lunacy. You might recognize the handsome, if portly dude in the middle.