I traveled back to my hometown to visit my dad; while there I made the rounds of the local thrifts, garage sales and bumped into a house clearing auction with SPACTACULAR results!
This is only part one!
The very first thrift I visited set the tone by producing this flawless Broyhill Brasilia full/queen bed. I never find complete beds; usually I find headboards or headboards and footboards but never do I find the complete bed with rails.
The 7 garage sales I hit on Saturday were all for naught but then I bumped into a house clearing auction. I had to park about half a mile away due to the crowd; I looked through the tables and boxes of smalls without seeing anything, then saw this nice two tier fiberglass lamp shade sitting on a beat-up floor lamp.
I almost missed out on this sucker because the auctioneer told me he would not be getting to the garage or basement until noon. I took off to have breakfast with my dad, when I got back, I was looking it over the shade when a guy came up and said he had just purchased the lamp. I was bummed and said I loved the shade and had hoped to bid on it, where upon he offered me the shade for $10!
Down in the basement, and one of the very last things to be sold (wait, wait, wait... good thing I brought a book), were these eight nearly spotless Goodform navy style aluminum chairs; I got these for a song! These chairs were used in a bank for about 40 years then this family used them for extra seating during the holidays; they were treated very kindly and have very few nicks or scratches, what they have will buff out very easily.
That's not all for the weekend; I promise you some more goodies in the second part!