But one Saturday morning, I decided I needed a break, so I drove to a nearby town to check out a citywide rummage sale...
Here are a few of my favorite finds of the day:
A pewter plate with type around the rim.
Two small oval ironstone plates ($1) and a matching serving bowl ($1.50).
I buy orphaned lids occasionally, when they are really, really cheap, hoping that someday I might be able to reunite them with containers. Often enough, I find a match. (It's my gift.)
As I don't really need another canister-canister, I think I will use this one for Calvin's cat chow.
A white metal table, for $2. I'm going to set it on my deck between a couple of patio chairs. The top is plexiglass, which is practical but not real pretty. I'm thinking about tiling over the top of it. I'll live with it a while first. Maybe once I set a big bushy plant on it, I will forget all about the plexiglass.
A lefty scissors. Just because. (40 cents.)
A Wisconsin pin (10 cents). I'm not sure what exactly that gold scrolly thing on it is. A company logo of some kind probably. Is it an "e"? A roll of paper? A toboggan? I tried Googling it but have come up empty so far. I feel like I should find out what it is before I start wearing it in public, just in case it turns out to be a symbol for the neo Nazis or something. (If anyone has any insight, please share.)
A roll of newspaper print wallpaper ($2). I have no idea what I am going to do with it. But it is going to be fabulous.
Do you recognize it? I didn't right away. There were no tags or markings on it.
I had to turn it over and study it from every angle before it finally dawned on me...