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I've been to a couple of different shops this week, mainly because it has been so stressful at work, and its going to be that way until the end of next week. Yesterday I visited the "Faithful Peddler" Antique Mall. Prices at this place are always ridiculously high (in my opinion). They have some great stuff, but I usually just go to window shop. I walked in and saw this stove. I looked it over, and it's in pretty good shape. Price? $249. I'm thinking that maybe my search is over. It's a Premier, and it has all the paperwork with it. The paperwork says Robertshaw. Now, I need a 40 inch range that is no higher than 47" in the back panel due to the way the half wall was built behind the stove (there is a built in shelf that comes out a few inches over the stove). The guy that owns the store had a tape measure that I could borrow, so first I checked the height - 45 1/2 inches. At this point I'm thinking "jackpot!" But something doesn't seem quite right, so I measure the width - 36 inches. Crud. Well, it will look nice in someone's house.
Then I found one of the coolest TV lights that I have ever seen. Mick, this is the one for you! Of course, you're going to pay a lot for that little lady and her kitty! The price on her was $75. Well, at least I can enjoy looking at the picture of her, because that's the closest she's going to get to coming inside this house! I do really like the gold and off-white scheme though. Kind of refreshing after all those black panthers I've been looking at. This sums up yesterday's journey - next, Tuesday's journey!
Tuesday was the day for hitting the junk shop. I had a good feeling when this old Bissell sweeper was sitting outside the door with a $1.99 price tag. The pink and black is great. I used to have one of these just like this, but I have no idea what happened to it. It's been years since I last saw it. I also had one in turquoise. I'm sure the turquoise one is hiding with my other pink one. I think I may take this to school to use in my classroom. It has that industrial type low pile carpet in it and this would be great for cleaning up little messes.
Here's a closer view of the sweeper. It's a Perfection by Bissell.
Finally I found a West Bend Penguin Hot and Cold Server. Or, at least, I found the bottom. No lid. I've been passing this up for at least a month now because it doesn't have a lid, but this time it was just begging to come home with me. It has the bakelite handles on it and it's in really good condition, I just wish that it had the lid! I'm thinking that a house plant might look good in it since it really isn't any good for it's intended purpose any more. I'll never find a lid for it without having to buy another whole server. It was a whopping whole dollar. I'm the last of the big spenders! LOL!
Well, that completes my adventures for this week. I'm really looking forward to this Sunday. There is an estate sale (auction) here in town, and I have the auction fever BAD!!! Just as a general note for future reference, around here estate auctions are called estate sales, so if you find me referring to one in a post as an estate sale, you'll know what I mean. We don't really have the other type of estate sale around here.