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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The deals I passed up

Well DH and I decided to brave the heat and spend a few hours in Canton at First Monday Trades Days. I knew we wouldn't be there long, but thought "I can brave the heat for awhile". It's amazing what I can endure when I'm junking. So off we went. One of our first stops was for something to drink. DH got a Lemonade and me... Sweet Tea of course.

then I handed the camera to him and said, "here take some pictures".

"This is a cool tractor"

"Huh! I can't hear you"

"robot parts" This is a family joke. Whenever I go junking my DH always says "look for robot parts" and He's serious.

Here's where things get a little difficult. You see I drive a small Mitsubishi. You'd be amazed how much junk I can actually fit into my little car, but there is a limit. DH asked if we wanted to take the truck. I said "no, it'll keep me from getting anything big" Famous last words.
You know I love scales. Well when I spotted this.

I just had to ask how much it was. The guy said "you're not gonna believe it, but I'll sell it to you for $50." Well my jaw just about dropped and I was speechless, thinking he was kidding, but he wasn't. This is when I realized it might have been a mistake to drive my little car. Then I asked about another item he had that I knew i could fit in my car and it was $250. I looked at him funny and then it hit me. "you don't want to carry it home, do you?" Well I had it pegged. That sucker is heavy and he didn't want to lug it around any more. Well I had no choice but to walk away.

Here's another cool item that was only $25 but I had to leave it behind.

See, you would mount a typewriter on it, and when not in use, it just folded up out of the way.

Cool!!!! I love old office equipment and supplies. And it was only $25. As DH said, "It's at least worth that in firewood alone."

Well here is what I didn't pass up.

Love this sign. See the little porch off of the left side, and the chimney.

I actually picked these 2 doll carriages up at a garage sale on the way. I've got a couple of projects in store for them. Love the wheels.

Robot Parts?

This is some sort of tie holder, the metal piece flips forward a bit, and the part at the top is a frame for your picture.

Broom holder, nice and chippy

Cistern Bucket, I've got an idea for this too.
Well there you have it, my day in Canton, and the deals I passed up.


timeworninteriors said...

Thank You! Great stuff from Canton. My friend Theresa Cano went yesterday and she said it was so hot she couldn't hardly stand it! We have been having very mild weather in Kentucky this summer, but we are having any rain.

Sher said...

What fun! Maybe I'll move to Texas just for the great sales!

The picture of that alarm, under the doll carriages - doesn't that look like a Gothic bra? LOL!


Joy Zaczyk said...

Great scores Margo!
p.s. You look fab in pink! :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Margo!! PLEASE save me the "L" & "K" flashcards!!! Those are the initials of both my daughters :). I'm not sure how you're working this anymore, or if you've already posted on e-bay, but if not yet, then I WANT THEM!! email me:

Thanks :),

Simply Me Art said...

Fabulous Finds as usual.I swear the stuff seeks you out cuz it knows it will get a New Life with you! Glad you didn't melt.

Traci said...

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I blogged about you on my blog...thanks for making me smile!!!

Ki said...


I spent most of my week sitting at my desk. I love the idea of virtual junking! Thankyou for taking us along with you! I am planning a trip to Canton later this year. (when it cools off) I will most definitely bring a big vehicle!


Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Oooh Margo, you guys are making us homesick! haha Loved that scale and I sure did feel for you when you had to leave it behind!

Marge said...

Great new look to your blog! The perfect addition to the new name.

BTW, you passed up some really good stuff!

TinaTx said...

Well, I would say you came home with some great junk, even if you had to leave some behind! Love, love that desk.

A Lovely Thing said...

Oh, I love those baby buggies. Cute, cute. Can't wait to see what you do with them, Margo.

Junk Sophisticate said...

What a positive attitude you have about the deals you had to pass up! You got some great finds though. Love your blog!

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