Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A couple of my recent junkin' finds
Then today I was out running errands all over town and stopped in at the local Goodwill. I picked up a few things, a couple of brand new Target donated Kindle covers for when I get mine, one for 99 cents and the other for $2.99. Then I found these beauts...and for a SONG too. They're the vintage enamelware refrigerator boxes...2 reg. sized white boxes, w/lil handles on top w/blue edges, aren't they adorable? they were only $2 EACH!!! WOWzers for realz! If you notice in the pic, they're sitting in a larger box...and THAT, my dear folks, is a vintage enamelware refrigerator drawer box! It's large, white w/black edge and black handle, very hard to find...and I only paid 6 BUCKS for it!!!
My next find I didn't take a pic of, but I stopped at one of my favorite junk shops, Pops, where they know me by name. He knows some of the things that I like and puts them back for me until I come in next, and he and his helpers especially know my affinity toward old photo slides. I went in to find a glass stopper for a vintage wine decanter (he has a bin full of glass stoppers and I just KNEW he'd have what I needed...he did, lol, and for only a buck and a half). And of course, as always, I ask as I come in, 'hey there...how's everyone? great...great...oh yeah, I'm fine, tired of this wind. Say, did ya'll get any new photo slides in?' and, the answer was, 'hmmm, I think there's a box in the back, I don't know why they're back there...let me call him and ask' and as she dialed, I said, 'hopefully they're there for ME!' smiling...she got off the phone and said, 'yep, he stashed'em back there for you, let me get'em.' When she came out she had 2 boxes of vintage aluminum slide cases (not trays) full of slides. It was like Christmas for me, lol...there were about 200ish vintage slides and she only charged me $16 for them ALL! YAYS! A couple of months ago I stopped in and he'd put back close to 600 or so slides for me and only charged me $30 for them all, and they were of China in the 50's and 60's...WONderful, with a few vintage Christmas slides thrown in. We just have the best time going through them all and looking at them in slide viewers and occassionally set up the projector, put a white sheet across the big screen tv, and look at them that way...have you ever done that? just take someone else's vacation with them from years past with vintage photo slides? I love doing that.
CORRECTION: I USUALLY DON'T COUNT THE SLIDES I BUY, I GUESSTIMATE, LOL YEAH, I KNOW, BAD BAD...ANYHOO, I FINALLY COUNTED THE ONES I PICKED UP THE OTHER DAY AND THERE WERE 1,080!!! THAT'S WAAAAAAAAAAAAY OFF FROM 200ish, EH? LOL SO THE ONES I PICKED UP A FEW MONTHS AGO OF CHINA WERE PROBABLY CLOSER TO 3000!
Posted by Debbie Hewitt at 6:43 PM