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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Junky Weekend - The Sunday Edition (LAST Sunday)
I made a second pass through the digger sale on Sunday, to see what had been revealed. There was still plenty to rescue.
Most of the sewing notions came home in boxes and poke sacks that included a lot of random junk I have already edited out for these pictures. Some junk really IS junk.
You already know I like creepy and this guy ranks pretty high on the creep scale. It is a miniature Brahma Bull TAXIDERMY. It looks and feels like real hide and you can see all the tiny stitches holding it together. Obviously this isn't real taxidermy since there were no miniature Brahma Bulls so I have no clue what it is but it will get a place of honor on my shelf of curiosities.
This might just be my favorite find - a vintage donut maker. No, I will not be trying it out.
These musical birdies are not especially old since they run on batteries, not wind-up. I haven't cleaned them up and tested with new batteries yet but adore them even if they don't work and will be adding them to my collection of birdies.
A pair of velvet pictures including dog hair at no additional charge and two big slat and pepper shakers for glitter.
I thought the pack of pretty hinges was interesting because I didn't know Coats & Clark made hinges. More about that old Skippy jar later. Laurie, the box of cupcake picks is already in the Ethel box.
A slew of random sewing tools. Does anyone know what those curly plastic hooks in the upper left corner are for?? They are shaped like some metal Christmas Tree hangers I have but they seem too thick for that purpose.
Yes, I came home with a bag of old plastic vegetables. The plastic cracker holders work perfect for Washi tape storage.
A wooden silverware tray that I stuffed the carded notions in to as I sorted. The avocado green thing in the back is a vintage napkin holder that is holding a bobbin box at the moment. The round picture on the left is a wall plaque.
This was my favorite find in the sewing trims. I have never seen this before. Peace and love!!
I couldn't resist the title on this book.
The music box was a treat for myself from the VOA on the same day. I remember my Grandmother having something similar sitting on her dresser. Now I have one sitting on mine.
This piece of paper is taped to the bottom and is probably the name of the song it plays.
Here is the spine on the book. Whatever happened to the practice of making a book attractive even after the the dust jacket is long gone...
Big pile of lace aka big pile of work for myself.
There were lots of these home sewing labels strewn through the poke boxes. Thank you, June, for saving all these wonderful treasures for someone to gather and love!
Now about that Skippy jar. Of course, the old jar is neat but inside there were a bunch of those paper sewing bobbins I often find. I always just assumed they fit some brand of sewing machine. Now I am wondering if they were intended for this little basting device (or something similar) since you can clearly see one inside the tool. Anyone know??
This woman collect spoons, maybe hundreds of them. I got caught up in the feeding frenzy and had to poke through the boxes and ended up coming home with a tiny instant collection. I was mostly interested in the display racks because I have been seeing them re-purposed for hankie display lately. I picked up a tall one that isn't pictured plus this small one with the pretty carving at the top. I had in mind to paint it white.
After bringing it home and discovering this on the back side, I am not sure I can bring myself to paint it!
No junking this weekend except maybe the VOA. I didn't even look at the sales so I wouldn't be tempted. If you stuck with me through this very long post - thank you!