Monday, April 29, 2013
This Morning We Got Up Stupid Early To Attend The "Cornbread - Worlds Biggest Garage Sale". We Managed To Find A Couple Good Items, But For The Most Part...It Was A Bust. Status: Still...Some Real Treasures!.
This was our reward for dragging our tired butts up out of bed at 7:20am. It don't look like much...but alas, some of these smalls are pretty good scores! We didn't even know when we were buying them! Can you guess which is the best find?
Well, it looks like the Girlfriend won this time! She snatched up this magnificent set of Don Shoemaker
Salt and Pepper shakers in Rosewood. These were probably $3 and they are flawless. She picked 'em
up and asked what I though pointing out that they looked like Rosewood. I concurred and said, "yeah,
of course...pick 'em up!" Then, just before creating this post I did a little looking around and found that
they are by a recognized designer...and worth a good deal more than $3!
One of my little finds, a Sunbeam Mixmaster Junior! I just gave away one of my spare pastel mixers
(the Pink one) to a young lady who accompanied her beau on a long road trip here to St. Louis to pick
up my former set of Lady Kenmores (the pink set that I never got around to rebuilding and hooking up).
Finding this in such amazing condition (the cord is still nice a supple!) is what I consider my Karmic
payback! This is my first such find, and it works!
These little "hour glass" style shakers were also picked up by the Girlfriend. Good ol' Made In The
USA! These are simple and elegant. They strike me as a pair you'd find in your local greasy spoon
diner, the kind that you're running across less and less often. Great thing about the shape...if you are
at a greasy spoon you'll still be able to pick them up with your greasy spoon hands!
This was sold as a set, even though they obviously don't belong together. At first I made an offer on just
the Dansk cheese knife, 'cuz that's what I really wanted. But then I took another look at that enameled
brass bowl. It's actually very pretty. I thought I might just give it to Momtomic to sell in the shop...but
now I'm really kinda liking it! I might just keep it myself. I know the cheese knife is sticking around.
I'm loving me some Quistgaard / Dansk.
Then there's this. It's Fiesta. You can just make out the "f" on the bottom mark. But what's up with
this "Diner Open 24 Hours"? I can't find another like it on the web. I've got a book, but it's at The
Green Shag Market. I'll look through that next time I drop by. I did find one listing for a coffee mug
with the same decoration, stating that it was a retired "pattern" but could not find anything else to back
this up. Maybe this was the big score of the day? Nope, actually none of this was. The BIG score