My work~work~wORk nEVer-ending project list continues.
But aLL work and nO play. . .
So when one of my fAVorite Elkhorn flea market dealers contacted me through my blog to say I should travel to Mukwonago—I Mukwona~WENT! ; D
She called it perfectly—it’s more of a swap-meet full of junk -bUt- there are a few treasures hidden in there for dIRt cheap. It was a perfect description.
And then I saw a dealer with a table of silver~ like I really nEEd anymore. But I was drawn in-! There were a lot of great pieces—but nothing beTTer than any I already had, so my cash was intact! UnTIL I saw this piece!
Now, $3 wAs cheap, but I couldn’t help myself~I luv to negotiate! I held it up and asked if he would take $2-?? “No~it’s $3.” Ahhh~oookay. I handed him a 5 and while he made change he asked me,
“So~what kind of a spoon iS it ANYway??”
“Uhhhh~ i t ‘ s? a? s-h-o-e? horn ??? .”
“Oh! I thought it was some kinda cheese-y spoon or something!”
“Dude~you don’t even know what you’re selling-?!?” Ahhh–hahaha!
A pair of rafter tails for— $5. Seriously.
A pair of column plinths for $30.
A hUge wooden finial made into a lamp for $2.
This fabulous side table/bench for $30 that I will make the base of an armoire (if the doors I have fit) or a very tall
bookcase or display case!
AND—(I forgot to take a picture) I bought an incredible vintage, 8ft multi-paneled door for $30 that I’ll have to pick up later with a bigger car. I’m sure it will get cut down into some fUn project!