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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bopfish swims to his hometown and SCORES! status: only part one

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!

7 comments:

  1. Suuuuwwwweeet scores! You're place is gonna start looking ALOT like ours if you keep this up! I really wish I could find a Queen Brasilia footboard. I've got two fulls sittin around. Need a queen. Those Goodforms are enviable as well. You are rocking the thrift!

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  2. C'mon C'mon!! I wanna see the rest! Ya can't leave us hangin' like this!

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  3. Sorry, I unfortunately have to leave you all hangin'. I had to leave my hometown to borrow a truck from a pal in Columbus to transport the booty and I can't get the truck until Friday. When I left, I left my camera with the pics for part 2 (d'oh!)

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  4. Gah!!!

    A day without the camera? No Can Do.

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  5. I am extremely jealous! I've been wanting a set of Goodform chairs like that forever AND the Brasilia bed. Awesome scores.

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  6. No freakin' way.. You are the KING!

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  7. WOW!!! Gorgeous headboard. Brasilia makes me crazy!! It's so amazing.

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