For the second week in a row, we targeted only one sale. There were a few others that made our original list but, upon looking again, we eliminated them. We chose, instead, to go to the one sale that showed potential and then to visit Monica's dad for a few hours. It would be a day well spent.
Our one sale had no specific description that caught our eye nor were there any pictures of anything we were specifically targeting. The pictures did, however, hint at a house that had not been disturbed in may a year and that might have some hidden treasures that might just be uncovered by us. That was our hope.
The main floor had a bathroom that was not in the best of shape but was old. Turquoise tiles, a turquoise toilet and a great old floor told us that we may have made a good decision.
On the way down the basement stairs, we spied the remnants of an old pencil sharpener...always a good sign!
The basement was a fun place to search. This couch was groovy. We're sure Greg Brady would agree!
There were many spots in the basement that were cluttered like this. It always makes for good hunting!
There was a cool television in the basement that we did not get
There were so many looks into the past on the main floor too...like this dishwasher,
We spent two hours in this house and, although no appliances or electronics were able to call our house their new home, we did find several things of interest and we did not go home empty handed. Here is what we did bring home:
A book on Indians from 1962. Thee are no more Indians...just Native Americans.
A shirt for Rob
It is a Jantzen
A package of old Easter eggs and a Keds giveaway frisbee
Some old Halloween blow mold pumpkins and some old Halloween die cuts
Starburst light covers. We have the fixture that these belong to but we did not have the original covers. These are from the early 1960's and were an incredibly useful find!
A close up view of one of the starburst light covers
Vintage Christmas cards
A roll of vintage Christmas wrapping paper
A pair of old Christmas stockings...
...that are reversible!
It was one stop but it was a fun stop that we enjoyed very much. After getting a late breakfast, we stopped at Monica's dad's house for a few hours and then spent the evening at home. Sunday, as always, was spent doing errands and chores and, of course, finding time to relax together. The errands necessarily included food shopping. Monday was predicted to be a tough traveling day...and it was. A coating of freezing rain and sleet made the roadways treacherous.
We made it through. We always do. We look forward to the spring. We know it will come eventually. In the meantime, we have each other to stay warm. That is all we will ever really need.