Where do you spend your lunch hours? Walking in the park?
Shopping at the mall? Maybe meet a friend for lunch?
Me? I like to hang out at the local tavern.
It's my new favorite place to be.
Yesterday there was an estate sale in the small nearby town where I work.
Of course, it started at 8:00 and I was working so I couldn't
get there 'till noon. Actually, we were running behind schedule and
I didn't get there until 12:30. Hurry up people!!!
When I got to the sale, I headed to the upstairs apartment
where I didn't find anything worthwhile. Then the dealer told me
all of the old cupboards and stuff I would be interested in
were in the basement. Did I mention the sale was held
in a century old tavern that recently sold?
So, I hightailed downstairs only to find that
not 5 minutes earlier a couple (opening a new antique shop)
bought every last cupboard, bench, table........very sad face.
Still, I had to torture myself by looking over all the wonderful old pieces
they bought. BUT, tucked between two boxes of junk
and filled with more junk was this.....
Did I mention this was the basement of an old tavern?
As you can see, wood liquor crates were used in its construction.
The owner's daughter was helping at the sale and she told me
this cubby was used to display cigars in the tavern.
This piece is very heavy and solidly built. And best of all it's
mine, mine, mine!!! My new saying after spending a week with a 1 year old.
I finally have my very own vintage cubby!
In my state of euphoria, I floated back upstairs and found this vintage alarm clock.
Looks like this little guy had a 10:45 appointment.
A timely bargain for $1.00.
I also crawled into a low-ceilinged storage area and found these old screens.
The small screen was $1.00 and the larger one was a little more spendy at $3.00. :@
The wood is quite pretty and I plan to use them to frame stained glass windows......
when I get around to making them.
So, there you have it. My smokin' hot deals.
Meet me at the bar at noon.
The cigars are on me.