Saturday, February 12, 2011

A little shopping adventure

I woke up this morning after sleeping a whopping 9 hours!
Since I went to bed at 2am, that means that I slept until...9, 10, 11!! 
Gosh, I haven't done that in ages.
I really must have needed the sleep.

Well, to keep my day productive, I decided to dash out the door to attend some estate sales and a few antique malls that I haven't been to in ages.

The sign above was in one of the booths.  What's up with 53% off?  Was no one paying attention to the marked down prices so they decided to shake it up?!!  Too funny.

Have you ever seen one of these?  It's an old adding machine. This particular one was the very first adding machine used by the Thompson Lumber Company, Jacksonville, FL.  I went to the living estate sale of Minnie Thompson today and found this beauty.  The colors were are so beautiful and it was worn and used.  Green and brown and black, the black and white numbers - - everything.  I just loved it.  I offered $10 for it, since it was nearly the end of the sale, but they didn't much care for that offer.  That's OK.  I took a photo :)

I found this goat sign at the antique mall.  I think I've seen it there before and I don't even know why I took a photo of it - it bothers me that the goat is so round!  I've never seen a humpy, camel like goat before.  It's kind of disturbing.  haha

This drawer is standing up on end in this shop.  I have no idea what created all those interesting shapes inside the boxes, but turned up like this it almost looks like a Willy Wonka Bookcase.  The books defy gravity! 

Right next to the Wonka bookcase I found this 4 drawer little cabinet.  I wouldn't have thought twice about it, except that it says Marshall, Michigan.  My husband's best friend lives in Marshall.  That same town.  The little cabinet was marked at $50 or $60.  It wasn't interesting enough to bring home at that price!

A friend of mine takes photos of doll heads.  I saw this and thought of her.  I took a close up of the head of this doll, but I liked this version better.  It's a little less scary. 

Carol singers forever caroling!

This mirror was already sold.  I really liked the shape of it, but the reason I took the picture was because of the colors.  I'm used to seeing white and aqua pieces, but not this gray and antique yellow.  It gave me an idea about what to paint the mirror I got a few weeks ago.  I'm going to try this and if it fails, I'll paint it white :)

I did actually spend some money today, but didn't get a chance to photograph any of it.  It'll give me something to talk about next week!

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Have a grand day!


casseydab said...

they are beautiful

AlisonArtisan said...

Cool stuff for sure. I would have been tempted, too. And I think the goat is shaped like that to mimic the cloud forms. Just a thought : )

Ann in the UP said...

It looks to me like the fluffy goat just ate another goat. what a pork chop!

Tara R. said...

I love wandering through antique shops and thrift stores. You can find the most intriguing things. These shots are very cool.

I like that you captured the doll's image in the mirror too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are very interesting items. The mirror is really pretty. I have one of those printers drawers!
I use to have it displayed with little mini items sitting in the sections. Love the doll too.

Sonya said...

The adding machine is so cool looking! I miss going to antique shops..thanks for the reminder to do it more often : )

ceodraiocht said...

Looks like you had a fantastic day - just seeing the items inspires me to get out my sandpaper and paint and head to a few of the projects I have waiting in the wings. Thanks for sharing!!

ceodraiocht said...

Looks like you had a fantastic day - just seeing the items inspires me to get out my sandpaper and paint and head to a few of the projects I have waiting in the wings. Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown Mami said...

Treasures seem to find you.

Lisa said...

Oh, I would have bought that printers drawer/shelf. I found, or did you share? a project where you paint it and hang little hooks and make it a jewelry display? I am dying to do that.

I love that you can take pics in your antique stores. They def. do not allow that around my area. I get yelled at quite often. The most recent when I went back to the car to get my camera so I could take picture of Megan at the train display inside the mall. I had to explain to the lady that I was just passing through their store to get to the mall. I got stopped at the main entrance of the store, and the exit to the mall by two different camera cops as I have started calling them.