A Facebook notification told me there would be a giant yard sale yesterday. On Monday? I don't know about where you live, but here that's pretty rare. Rain threatened again yesterday morning but I was up and out anyway, anxious to be at the sale at the start. You know how these things are, if you're into yard sales. The good things go fast and early.
It was worth the early start. Tables were loaded with items of all description. Men were stirring kettles of apple butter and vegetable soup. There was a table of baked goods and there were plenty of happy, helpful workers ready to hand out bags or boxes. I grabbed a box and started loading it up. Here's a sample of what I found:
Here's a better look at some things that are hidden from view:
These wood canisters are in pretty good condition, they just need cleaning up. The McCoy planter on top of them has a crack in it unfortunately, but is still pretty.
A mug that says "100% Buckeye" on the bottom (need to look that up), a gilt mirror tray, a pale green Anchor Hocking jar, and best find of this lot--a Roseville planter in perfect condition. The tapestry runner was also part of the finds.
Refrigerator container lids, a funny fish plate an old white ceramic doorknob complete with dirt and vintage salt and pepper shakers that about as old as I am.
Wood candlebra set. They are for hanging on the wall, but I kinda like them put together like this. Painted, these would be very cool.
That's just some of what I brought home. Now to the real work: cleaning it all up, looking it up and listing it on eBay.