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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Saturday Loot and Some Guidance Needed
Saturday was the much-anticipated re-opening of Division Street Antiques after their annual buying trip. There was line outside, the store was jammed and I was more than a bit overwhelmed with the crowd. Between the catching up and the crowd I wasn't able to make many decisions but I didn't come out empty-handed! I didn't even get a picture of my favorite score of the day. My older son has been looking for a vintage table-top microphone to re-purpose. Joe told me he had one in the shop so the hunt was on. Between several of us searching it was finally found and purchased. My son came by a little later in the day, before I got a photo, and whisked it away. He is happy so I am happy!
I grabbed these two chairs for my imaginary mall booth. Yes, I have put out the feelers for one and I am accumulating some inventory. I introduced these two to Mr. Clean and his famous Magic Eraser and they are cleaning up to that chippy white patina that is so popular right now. HERE IS WHERE I NEED SOME GUIDANCE... I am sure I will get multiple opinions but I want to hear them all. The paint is chippy and it is old enough that I'm sure it contains lead. Do I seal them with a clear coat, which will make it harder for the buyer to strip off if they want to go in a different direction or do I leave as-is and let buyer beware? Please do tell what you think.
I grabbed a couple pieces of barkcloth for the wire basket project. The glass doorknob has a chip but it is flat so stands up nicely to make a sign. As soon as I learn how to do that. The wooden bottles are interesting. One is clearly a needle case. The four shorter ones held split-shot for fishing and the two laying on their sides are pencil leads. All have been emptied of their contents and will be re-purposed. The picture of the BFFs will find a new home on an Altoids tin.
Interesting odds and ends. The things on the right are plastic window shade pulls in a design I haven't seen before.
Be sure you click this one bigger. These little fellows are a HOOT and I bet they were able to get into a little trouble together!
This old cabinet card has a great steampunk vibe I couldn't pass up.
I'm looking forward to getting back in there when it is a little less crowded and I can see the whole story. Congratulations to Nina and Joe on a great re-opening!