"Fumes," a taxidermied alligator smoking a pipe
in a relaxing, and utterly unnatural position, was priced at $325.
Can't you just imagine all the decor possibilities?
A 1949 "Suitcase" Sentinel, the first portable television,
was available for $199.
One table held a beautiful display of vintage hatboxes, shoes, and ladies' accessories, including this swanky faux leopard print head wrap and scarf. I was mightily tempted...
At the other end of the collecting spectrum, a dealer had a yard full of rusty treasures, including vintage sleds and this old Gulf gas pump:
If, for some reason, you needed a Greyhound bus sign,
this dealer could hook you up:
And what did I buy? Something I've always wanted (who wouldn't?!): a vintage cast aluminum kiddie spring-rider animal from a playground.
We mounted it on a piece of plywood cleverly embellished with fake grass for an authentic outdoor look. It now serves as an additional seating option in the living room.
Ducky's nice. I can imagine that the greyhound would look good on the wall behind just about any sofa, especially if an alligator happens to be reclining on the sofa.ReplyDelete
Yes, it really all comes together in a nice ensemble! I kinda wish I'd bought it all...but I got enough raised eyebrows from family members for the duck alone.ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking me on your trip with you.I needed an outting.Great finds! The duck is hilarious, especially to someone like me who serves time in the sand play area of the local park with my assistant (my 3 yr old grandchild) one of those dreamy things not available in just ANY home. Too much! CMReplyDelete
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! :)ReplyDelete
El Lagarto es sensacional y simpático.ReplyDelete
What an amazing find! I love the duck! I think that would be a great addition to anyone's decor!! The aligator...not so much but I'm sure there's someone out there who would enjoy him!ReplyDelete
I'm jealous...that sounds like an amazing amount of sales to browse through!
Do you know if that greyhound sign is still for sale?ReplyDelete
No, sorry, I don't. I saw it at a yard sale 100 miles from home, so I can't even offer you any contact info. Sorry!ReplyDelete
Hay Tracy my name is Sam Bennett, I am putting on an art show is Lexington August 4th and 5th and was inquiring about your duck spring rider. If you could get back to me as soon as you get chance that would be great :) firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Tracy is the grayhound sign for sale?ReplyDelete
Hi there, sorry, I don't know: I saw it 3 years ago at a yard sale far from home, but I didn't buy it myself. I kind of wish I had though: it was really cool.Delete