Monday, July 16, 2012
My Picking Fix
I tried Friday and the best thing I came up with was a cute necklace for.50 cents. I know, I still have projects waiting for me in the shop, but I needed something new to get excited about. So I went out again Saturday and yippee I finally got my picking fix! I drove all over, back and forth multiple times, looking for a sale that looked great in Craigslist. It was supposed to be both Friday & Saturday but was closed when I finally figured out where it was. I hate when they post a sale and then aren't open. Instead I went to another sale that was in the vicinity. Once again I drove all over trying to find it, but I think I hit pay dirt once I did. I got a great touchier lamp that I can't wait to fix up (it works, just needs some cosmetics), and and old oak chair that is beyond it's days but will make a really fun plant stand. I'll show both of these in future blogs. I'd only spent $20 and still didn't feel quite satisfied yet so I went to another town (only 20 miles or so away) and started getting into the kids clothes cycle again. !@$%* Then I found one that had a sign out front that said "Antique Sale". To me that usually means expensive, but not this time. I got a nice fold over table, a wicker coffee table in great shape, and this tennis racquet. I couldn't pass up the racquet for a buck, plus this is just like one I learned with. OK, I know I just showed my age, oh well, it's just a number. My SUV was loaded, but there was another stop on the way home. At first it didn't look like there was anything I wanted, but while I was walking out I spotted a card table size oak table top. It didn't have legs or a base but I figure I'll find something soon to go with it, plus when I asked the price she said a buck. Now who could pass that up. I've got a couple of pieces ready to go in this week to sell, and new projects to be excited about. Life is good.