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Monday, September 8, 2014
I had good intentions to skip the weekend junking except for my weekly pilgrimage to the VOA. [I have to go there or they might send out a pose to look for me.] I didn't even look at the estate sale listing so I wouldn't be tempted. I only found three things at VOA, the old hand mirror, a hanger and that old leatherette storage box. Nice enough finds but I still caved in to the lure of the hunt. I went home and checked the listings. Sure enough, there was one right nearby, in my driving bubble, and Sunday is half price day so I cruised on over to see what was left.
I am glad I did because I was delighted to find another McCoy planter. This is my second one, ever, and so funny that I have found both this summer. I must not have been looking hard enough. The two Japan Putz houses were in two separate poke sacks of Christmas ornaments. There were a few Shiny Brites mixed in but they were in such bad shape I wasn't interested in them. I took the sacks to the front and asked if they would pull the houses out for me and they agreed - yay! Both of them are a little bent and need some fixing. Any advice from you Putz friends? What if I mist them with water and clamp them down with clothespins?
I think the old dust pan is sweet. Whatever happened to the days when they made things useful and attractive at the same time? I live in a small 1947 cottage so things that serve a dual purpose have always been a bonus in my mind.
The sale was in its final hours so I offered $5 for the suitcase and they agreed - score! I have accumulated quite a stack and they are such great storage. Based on all the glitter and peeled metallic paint I vacuumed out of it, I think it stored Christmas ornaments in its previous life.
I have another wooden hand mirror that is similar to this one and belonged to my great-grandfather. The red silk hankie was in its original package and was in the free pile. Go figure.
I was glad I went!
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