I buy more dead people stuff….vintage finds

I decided to show my daughter that her opinion of me as a hoarder, though not as bad as those people on TV, is not totally true.  I filled bags with clothing, old vases and pottery, books and even some handbags and shoes I know I won’t use again, and took them to my favorite charity shop.

I've seen several of these, but never one with all the pieces.  Just a little carpenters glue and I have a really cool book/magazine rack.

I’ve seen several of these, but never one with all the pieces. Just a little carpenters glue and I have a really cool book/magazine rack.

I came home on hour later with a car full of stuff, but this was old stuff that is now new to me.  Yes, readers of this blog know I buy dead people’s stuff.

It’s not hoarding though,  if it’s an even exchange.

I have a practical use for this, and this one has a wonderful finish that makes me fear my daughter will steal it.

I have a practical use for this, and this one has a wonderful finish that makes me fear my daughter will steal it.

I am a sucker for real wooden furniture.  I get tired of see countless falling apart particle board desks and bookcases with FREE signs on them.  At the charity shop, when grandmother dies, her good 1940’s and 1950’s real wooden furniture goes on sale.  My criteria is that it be real work, and also that when I give it a good shake it doesn’t fall apart.

I’ve decorated an entire home with used furniture (excepting things with upholstery, you really need a new sofa and mattress).  My grandmother Evelyn taught me this, she hardly bought a new piece of furniture in her life and I still have much of what she bought used in use today!

It will all fit in the house? right?

It will all fit in the house? right?

So today’s goodies were all small, or at least not a table!  The butler, is a piece of beauty,  It is a dark black with much fancier shape than I’ve seen before. I’m thinking my daughter that does design work my steal this from me.  A quick clean up and it’s ready to do the job it’s mean to do,  In may case it’s hold what outfit I’ve picked out to wear tomorrow.

I just bought this as when given a shake, it did not move...monster trucks could roll over it and it would not fall apart.

I just bought this as when given a shake, it did not move…monster trucks could roll over it and it would not fall apart.

The one magazine holder I love as it is meant to hold the magazines upright, and this one will also be holding books.  I know it’s the Kindle age, but I enjoy a few books and magazines also.  This will fit in a space where I wish to display just a few books nicely.  It’s really different, and I also like the shape.  The other more traditional magazine basket I have to admit I bought as it’s just so darn study.  It’s built like a tank.



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5 replies

  1. I forgot to mention I got all this, and a lightweight denim jacket for $25

  2. I also bought a $1 vase for the nice woman in front of me in line that couldn’t find a dollar…..

  3. I bought a dinnerware set that I used for my wedding. I originally just wanted the teacups for decor. But, gosh darn it, the whole thing was so pretty. So, I kept it all. =D

  4. I haven’t been doing much photography or internet things of late because I’ve been working on my annual fall clean out. Each year I go through every closet and cabinet to dispose of things I don’t really need or want. My clean out coincides with our yearly home maintenance work which is done by a general contractor. He takes all my unwanted things to either the city dump or the Goodwill in his truck. (Of course, he keeps the stuff he wants. This year he was very excited about my old tripod which he can use for his laser level. I have gotten a new and improved tripod with a gimbal head to support my 500mm lens.)

    • P.S. I am back to photography now that the annual maintenance is done, and I promise to put together a 2014 calendar for you, Kitty. Currently, I have a happy bird for March. A beautiful closeup shot of a Yellow-rumped Warbler (although, not in flight like the ‘Good Morning’ shot you have.)

      I’m still trying to get some shots of dragonflies. They have been completely uncooperative this year. They won’t stay still long enough for me to get a clean shot. And, I refuse to torture insect by placing them in the refrigerator to slow them down before taking shots.

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