Monday, January 18, 2016

Where Are The Bowling Balls When You Need One??

This is the raw junk from a recent trip to The Bins.  I had the rare opportunity to shop longer than a 45 minute lunch stop so I dug and I picked and I dug and I picked and I waited for new bins to come out and I dug some more.  I pushed my load up to the scale and I was at 22 pounds.  The magic number where the price drops from $1.69/pound to $.99 is 25 pounds so I headed back out on the floor to hunt some more.  I was EXHAUSTED.  It is a rare event when I treasure hunt so long that I am tired of it!  It took me a good half hour to dig out 3 more pounds and I was seriously hoping I could just find a bowling ball and call it macaroni - LOL.
Lots of little treasures in this heap-o-junk, though. Smalls are my gig for my tiny little mall space.
The colorful blocks were in a painted wooden toy box that someone had painted Amanda on. I think that will stay with me for storage.  Humpty Dumpty is an Irmi lamp part that is already sold.
I'm still finding plenty of Christmas.  I didn't get a mall space and start buying Christmas until June of last year.  I'm starting a lot earlier this year so maybe my house will sink under the load, especially with all the rain we have been having.  Buy it when you find it, you know...
Sorry I didn't spend the time to arrange the junk so you can see it better.  I am having some trouble with my camera, too.  I have noticed the focus seems a little off and some of the pictures come out washed out.  I kept thinking it was me or I had bumped the f-stop.  Son educated me that digital cameras have a finite number of pictures they can take and I am nearly at the 9,999 limit.  I need to take it in and have it serviced.  Who knew??
Yes, I bought another one of those not-vintage giraffes.  The other one sold so I disinfected this one and gave it a baby friend of mine.  She is teething and adores it.  I wish I had taken a better picture of the adorable graphics on the old cards.  First I found a few cards then in a nearby bin I found the lid to the box.  Well, that got me going and I had to dig until I found every card I could scrape out plus I found the bottom of the box.  A treasure hunt.
The bird ornament will be staying with me.  I am always amazed when I find things like that and they haven't had that elusive bowling ball dropped on them.
Groovy "mod" Christmas tags.  The little plate with the winter scene is from a child's set of tin dishes.
I am on a mission this week to dig out the studio and fill up my neglected little Etsy shop.  I want to make some new inspiration kits and altered Altoids tin but there is no room on the workbench.  My room needs a purge and re-arrange, overall, but I will tackle one thing at a time and focus on the workbench first.  One thing at a time!

8 comments:

Sue at Serendipity said...

LOL! I have now purchased three of those little giraffes and each one is with a grandchild. The first one was snatched up by the 7 year old who refused to share with the baby so he now has two others. They are so stinking cute but I will leave the next one behind.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Not bad finds at the bins. I know you love them, but I just don't have the patience...and where was that bowling ball?

Melissa Stanley said...

I haven't been to the bins for awhile. They have been getting harder and harder to find good stuff around here. A lot goes to shopgoodwill.com unfortunately. :(

The Junque Seeker said...

That's quite the haul! I see lots of great things there. I'm hoping to entice a friend to visit our bins with me soon, and just hoping I find even half as many great things as you do!

Art and Sand said...

I think my favorite this time is in the second picture. I don't know what the Vitoria cards are for, but they look like fun for collages and vignettes.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm always telling myself "one thing at a time" but I never listen. You sure worked hard picking out all these sweet treasures. Love the blocks and mod Christmas tags.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really had to work for your treasures. I thrift store shopped and my little pile of things is still together so that I can take a photo. I'm trying to learn from you! heehee! Hugs!

Richard Dixon said...

Thanks for this post. This post is really good well images. My wife has the interest to make new things.After watching your post, she followed your post and use some bowling balls to made toys for my little cousin . That's so beautiful.