Sunday, August 17, 2014

Don't Hate Me Because They're Beautiful...

I had a really, really good day on Saturday.
First, I went to the post office to mail and Etsy sale. Then, I went to a little store where they make homemade tortillas - corn and flour.

I had decided that since I had to get out early, I'd hit some garage sales and maybe visit a few places that are not open after 5 on weekdays. 

A new double bed is on my list...preferably a nice antique style one...with a pretty headboard that I can paint white. 

It was triple digits hot here, so I stopped in at a drive through convenience store for a 44 oz. iced tea. When I got to the window, there was a nice, smiling young man who presented my giant tea and said,"This one's on me."

I was surprised and touched - seriously, that random act of kindness made me shed a few sweet tears as I drove away. (I was going to get cash, but since I didn't purchase anything...)

First I went into a place that keeps regular business hours - named "Hoarders" of all things.
Well, they can keep their junk along with the name. It was WAAAAY overpriced for a junk store. I walked out empty handed.

Then, a block down was another place with junk in the windows and more junk outside. I decided to investigate.

So, I walk inside, and there's junk everywhere. 
The lady who owned the junk looked like a version of Ma Kettle.

Some of it was good junk, just not my style, and it wasn't cheap, either. (Think $10 for a piece of milk glass.) Then, I spied two crates full of books.

One crate had a price tag on it - $5.

They were both very well made - reinforced corners, and lovely weathered wood.

And did you see the authentic industrial stamped lettering on the sides?

Google told me Wagner is a trophy and engraving business. These may not be older than 1984, but they have the look I like!

I asked the lady if she would mind emptying them out, that I would buy them from her. She didn't take debit cards, so I told her I'd go to the convenience store a couple of blocks away to get cash while she emptied them. 

When I got back, a couple I had seen at Hoarders was there, and they wanted my crates, too. I was glad the lady told them they were taken!

Then, I spotted the table they're sitting on at a garage sale - it was also $5. 

I found more small goodies I will share in another post!

Industrial living room...I can hardly wait! 

Word for the Day:
2 Timothy 2:20
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the crates and can't wait to see the look you are going for!

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Awesome finds! And what a nice thing to do by giving you an ice tea on a hot summer day, love that!

Audrey said...

WOW Revi ... you are really finding some good stuff for your new decorating style. Love the crates and anxious to see what you do with the table.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Julie Reinwald said...

Great finds, Revi! And the prices were really good too! Can't wait to see your finished living room :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Craving your crates - especially with the typography. I see the table dressed in a zinc finish for your new look. Maybe some gilding around its edges and the turns of the legs. Oh, wait, that's what I want to do! And who goes shopping with NO MONEY!?!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I would have snapped up those crates too - nice find!

chateau chic said...

It's so much fun to find great treasures for a few dollars!
Thanks so much for the visit, Revi!
Mary Aice

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

You scored again!
Too bad the Hoarders place was so pricey...they'll learn.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great old crates Revi! And your industrial table that you changed up with steel shelves looks perfect in your house!

lynn said...

oh, such great finds, revi! they'll look great in your new room:)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You scored big time! Such a creative talent.

bj said...

I am IN LOVE...crates make my heart beat a little faster and I've always had a thing for little did sooo good.
I am looking for some olden shutters but haven't found them yet. I just love having something I am trying to find..the thrill of the hunt, you know....:)

Faye said...

That crate has my name on it...seriously, that IS my last name! I would love to find that but won't here!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great score on those old crates and the table too. Thanks for sharing your story about the random act of kindness...that would make my day. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.