We whipped into town this morning to pick up a new shag pile rug (bottom photo)....Yeah Baby! and saw a sign for a garage sale being hammered up on the way past. It was a retired antique dealer so we popped in on the way back home.
Here is what we scored:
Two 1980's poker machine signage plates
Cedar mirror frame (behind the poker signs) which is destined to become a chalkboard.
Nifty old tap, brush and old stirrup...neigh
Coolest finial, tiny rake head, bakelite floor protectors, old brass knobs, handles, picture hangers etc. (Sitting inside a Victorian fabric lampshade..the camera battery died before I could take a shot of it)
And finally a great piece of Australiana; Liberty Confectionery College c1920's thermometer. Apparently Liberty Confectionery College was The Largest and Oldest Established College in Australasia during 1920's - 1940's.
What goes around comes around...
Many moons ago, when we were selling on Ebay, Mr T found an Asian inspired blue ceramic vase. He had previously sold a few 1960's cat salt and pepper sets which did really well and was feeling quite the picker.
When he saw the vase, he said, 'yep, this will sell really well', and promptly bought it. Well, it didn't sell and it sat in the shed for years. The year before last at our garage sale, the antique dealer who was having his own sale today bought it and added it to his shop. We would periodically go in and have a nosy around, having a little chuckle that it was still there.
Today, there it sat proudly amongst all the other bits and bobs, this, the vase that would 'sell really well'....we laughed all the way home.
I managed to find a photo of the vase!!
Have a great weekend!!!