Monday, September 24, 2012
There Were A Couple Nice Estate Sales This Weekend...But A Mr. Didn't Feel Like Getting Up Early. On A Whim I Stopped At One On The Way Home From Checking In On My Booth Space At The Green Shag Market Around Noon. Status: Leftovers!
There were lots of great treasures at this estate sale that we stopped at late Saturday. Most were spoken for. Most were worth staking out the sale for, but I just didn't have it in me this weekend. You know, there are enough great finds in other venues that skipping a sale now and then ain't that big a deal. But just wait...there's gonna be a dry spell come up and I'll be whinin' like a baby 'bout it! Anyway, this beautiful blonde was somehow left behind by the early birds. I'll take her home, thanks.
Ain't she a beaut? This buxom blonde Magnovox Stereo / Turn Table / Television was still
waiting for Mr. Modtomic in an upstairs bedroom after noon Saturday. She was playing some
soft music and, in a very generous move, the Girlfriend actually introduced us as she had
made acquaintanceship first. For real though, it actually was a very generous move cuz,
well...I do have lots of big pieces of stuff populating our living space. For her to say "honey,
you're gonna want to see what's in the other bedroom" meant (to me, at least!) that she was
down with me loading her up and bringing her home.
She's not perfect but still looks hot for 50, right? The important part, everything works! Well,
I still have to check out the turn table. I didn't have time to give that the once over today, but
the radio and TV totally work! When I looked her over at the sale I clicked on the TV and the
tube came alive so I had high hopes.
This will some day absolutely MAKE someone's living room. I'm pretty good with large items
in my booth space so I'll drop it on craigslist for now. But if something big sells at the Green
Shag, I'm ready. Speaking of Booth Space at the Green Shag, I've been thinking about
expanding. You see, I wasn't really sure that I'd do all that well in an antique mall at first. I
was worried that I'd end up just selling a little here and there, just enough to make rent and
I would end up just giving stuff away to have a 6 x 8 storage. But it has been going really
well. Before I rented the booth Nick (from Midcentury Midwest) wondered if maybe we
could open a shop together. I'm far to conservative to jump in with both feet like that, but
now...well now I'm thinking that he and I should go in together on THREE connected booth
spaces at the Green Shag Market. That way we would be able to place large items such as
sofas and large groups like dining sets with china cabinets. We've worked together before
to both our benefit and I'm pretty sure we'd both benefit from a large booth space. Now I
just need YOU to help me convince him! Go over to his blog and bug him into it! Otherwise
I may end up getting just two spaces myself pretty soon.
Blah blah blah. Whatever, right? Check out the Magnavox! See, I busted out the ol' VCR
and hooked it up to see if I could get a picture out of that tube. And there it is, in glorious
Black And White! That, BTW is one of my favorite movies...Spaced Invaders ("Gah!!! It's
a dinosaur!"). I will admit that a tiny part of me wanted the TV not to work. Wouldn't this
be great to pull the tube out of and put a flat panel modern TV into? I guess it could still be
done...but what a waste!