To add to the overwhelming experience, nothing is marked with a price tag. You find everything you want and put it in a pile. Once you have everything you want, the man comes to see your pile and gives you a price for everything. If you decide it's too much, you can leave stuff behind. That kind of shopping stresses me out. I have to see price tags. What if I make a pile and it's $300 bucks?!
So, I put a few things in a pile and called the guy over. I had a limit to spend so I was a bit nervous about what he would say. He took a minute...looked again..."$30? (Are you kidding me? I thought.) Well, in that case, let me add a couple of more mirrors I liked; now how much? "Oh, now you're up to $50." Okay, then let's throw in one more mirror, now how much? "Like you said, you're throwing in one more, so $50." Right, $50 plus one more mirror is how much? "It's still $50. I'm letting you throw that last one in for free." OMGoodness! Hurry and get over there!
Want to see what I got?
Here it is in the back of my car. I know it doesn't look like much yet, but wait!
I got this huge rusted hinge bracket thingy...HUGE, like over a foot long.
This cute little box holds some treasure I'll show in a minute.
Scored this pair of binoculars and if you look closely....
...you'll see they are apparently from Paris.
This was on most of the mirrors so I'm guessing they were imported from Scotland.
I got 6 old mirrors, most of them with beveled edges and great old wooden frames.
The largest ones are probably about 2x3 feet.
These cream and white ones are my favorites! They are quite a bit smaller.
Oh yeah, and this little box....
...all cute just by itself...
....opened it up and found...
It was full of old vintage locks, some kind of coin that said "no cash value"
and a cigarette butt. Eeeew.
I love these little things;
especially the teeny tiny silver one in front.
I have no idea what the box was originally used for but it's pretty cute too.
I guess you may have noticed I didn't buy anything that was red
(my favorite color as you long time followers know).
I picked up this last weekend at our antique mall.
It's a cute little chippy red tackle box. It even has all of the
little storage compartments inside.
I picked it up from Ruby Grace's red booth at LoneStar Antique Mall.
Now I gotta go and figure out what I'm going to do with all this stuff!