My son and I went to a community garage sale at our civic center today. One vendor had the best stuff. I was immediately drawn to some rusty weights. Last weekend I made fishing weights out of styrofoam that looked rusty and this time I scored already made weights. They might be European because they are in kg instead of lbs. I love them!!!! I actually bid on something similar last weekend on EBay but I lost the auction. After my rusty haul last weekend and my rusty haul this weekend, my son has informed me that I would buy rusty dog poop. I don’t think he has the same fondness that I do for rust.
Ok enough jabbering. Here they are.
Are they not the coolest? Does anybody use that word anymore? I feel so lucky to have found them. They have a neat stamp thing on the top of them. I am not sure what the stamp is for, but I like it.
I have a lot of trouble decorating my side tables in my living room, but I am really happy with this arrangement. I used more books from the father in law stash that I recently acquired.
In the Restoration Hardware catalog they are selling uncovered book bundles for $29 (plus shipping) as seen here.
You can do this for free if you have some old books lying around. I didn’t have the heart to tear off the cover of one of my father in law’s books, but one of them already had the hard cover missing so I used it on my table.
I also found this caliper (I guess that is what it is) from the same vendor.
If I decide to diet then I can pinch my fat with it and see if it is shrinking.
I already had the frame. It was on clearance a while back from Hobby Lobby. I have enough photos of my son or dog around the house so I printed a “d” and stuck it in the frame.
I also bought a finial from the same guy.
And some sanding blocks.
He had a ton of them.
I got the 3 weights, calipers, finial and 3 sanding blocks for $9. I think it was a bargain.
I didn’t get so lucky at our thrift stores. Our stores carry terrible stuff at high prices. An ugly side table that looked like a rat gnawed on it was $40. It is ridiculous. I seriously don’t know how they ever get rid of their inventory.
Did you find anything you are excited about? I would love to hear about what you found and what you did with it.
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