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I finally went out thrifting after a two week hiatus. I think I was starting to go through withdrawal! I had been feeling a bit downtrodden about going to any sales because for several weeks in a row, I hadn’t been finding much of anything, even though I was logging lots of miles driving around town. So I’m really glad that I went out last week, because I lucked into a few finds that ended up being perfect for my fall decorating.
I found this great wooden box for a $5.00- I’m not sure what its original use was. But I liked it for an outdoor fall display. If it gets rained on, I’m not too worried- its finish is worn, as it is.
The box had a name stenciled onto its side, and it looked really old and used; but I had no luck when I attempted to look it up. I can only wonder what it was used for.
Edited to add: Lori E from Family Trees May Contain Nuts just e-mailed me with some information on the original owner of this box. Lori is experienced in genealogy research and she took it upon herself to try and find out who H.M. Lair really was. She has access to sites I do not, and she was able to check the 1910 through the 1930 US census to find that Lair was born in New Jersey and was a merchant in Ludlow Falls, Ohio who sold shoes. Thanks for the information, Lori!
The basket was a nice find for a dollar. It has a hinged top and swinging handles. Here, I filled it with a little of nature’s bounty.
I love the simple closure.
My find of the week was this historic old ledger from 1881. I showed it in this post. I thought it was a fantastic bargain for just under $17.00.
A small glass salt cellar holds old pen nubs. It was only $1.49.
Now I have absolutely no clue as to what this metal thing is! It was just a piece of junk that I found in a pile and thought looked interesting. I decided to fill it with various natural materials to complement a tablescape. Not a bad accessory for a quarter!
I”m glad I got re-energized for thrift shopping once again. I hope the weather stays nice, because once the weather turns colder, the yard sales just stop. So I’ll be waiting for the ads again this week, but with my luck there will be an abundance of sales and I’ll be on petit jury duty! I have to show up at the county courts building bright and early tomorrow morning to see if I am selected to do my civic duty. Hope your week is a good one!