A good, sturdy crowbar for 1.50
a stack of old pictures and prints for 1.00 that contains a very old embroidered German house blessing (I have work to do to save this one, because the fabric it's embroidered on is crumbling) and an old oil painting--no Old Master, but pretty. I'll post photos of both of these pictures later.
6 pink depression glass tumblers for 4.00
a large enamel dishpan that's actually a strainer for 1.50--great for picking veggies in the garden and washing them off with the hose before bringing them in the house
a stack of 18 large tin tea trays for 2.00--from the 1940's-1950's, painted with different flower designs; destined, I think, for EBay.
a large aluminum pitcher like we used when I was a girl for water (lovely when filled with ice and water--the sweat beads on the outside, and a large cream pitcher for 1.50 each
an old galvanized watering can for 7.00 (big splurge there)
an old, eighteen-piece hand-painted ceramic nativity set for 1.50 (marked "old" and "expensive" on the box, but the Baby Jesus seems to be sporting an Elvis hairstyle to my eyes!)
a box of miscellaneous for 1.50 that included a glass percolator (great for when the electric goes off), and old aluminum colander with the star shaped punch outs, a rolling pin, mortar and pestle, and other stuff
all these English bone china teacups and an ironstone platter, a lovely blue glass vase, a black vase with an inlaid abalone design, and other stuff for 8.00
a small trampoline in perfect, like new condition for .50
assorted winter squashes and horseradish roots for 3.00
a large handmade oak-split basket and another basket for 5.00
an oak child's rocker for 4.00
2 "jam kettles" (old preserving kettles) for 3.00
a box of linens that included the items in the photo plus 4 complete sets of 100% cotton sheets from JC Penney's (I love old sheets--they feel so cold and smooth on the bed! I can't stand polyester-blend sheets). The table runner is unusual--it's made of wool and embroidered with wool. The embroidered chef towel is going to a friend who collects chef stuff for her kitchen. 7.00 for all of it.
6 square, pale pink plates with silver trim and daffodils for 10.00 (okay, I blew it there, but those plates are pretty!) I haven't been able to identify the maker, but suspect it's Homer Laughlin or some maker close to that style and type of dinnerware.
a handmade bluebird house and a box of misc tools for 2.50
wood magazine rack for 1.00--and I saw the exact same kind at an antique store the next day for 18.00
new rubber chore boots for 2.00, just Larry's size
a box of misc hardware, a chalk line and chalk (Larry uses these in masonry work) for 2.00
Basically, the truck was full. When we got home we had the fun of sorting through the boxes, keeping what was good and making a pile for the trash and one for Goodwill.
Fortunately I can't go to this auction very often or we wouldn't be able to walk through our house. But I sure wish my sister Julie was with me, because she's a junker too, and she would have had a blast picking through all that stuff. Next summer, Julie!
So, did anyone else go junking over the weekend? Any cool finds? Tell us about it!