I've had some rough times lately. Nothing major, but a collection of tediously constant bumps in the road. It's wearying, you know? You start to wonder.
But Sunday, my luck shifted in a big way. I had the most fabulous day at the Pasadena City College Flea Market. Did so well with find after find that I never even made it to the indoor part. I mean, when you run out of money, you need to leave, right?
Last month, in the rain, I visited the few outside vendors and saw a great piece I wanted, but the price was way too rich for me. This month, it was still there and he made me a great deal.
Partly great because it included this:
Found boxes and boxes of watch parts that I picked through and came up with a bunch of great stuff for my books and jewelry.
This aged wooden box feels so good in the hand and will be useful as well. That blue and white box contains a never been used bakelite button, like a doorbell button - great for a book cover.
I have a regular flat cigarette tin with this design but never saw a big box like this. The colors are so beautiful, especially the sides.
Now, I don't want to hear anything from Gina about this next item. I know, I know...I have a lot of these already. That's why it's called a COLLECTION. Seriously, I needed these to fill the container on the porch. I'll post a picture of it next time.
The box included a chalk cube and a little bag full of cue tips (get it? q-tips?). They are actually quite neat and will also be a great embellishment. The cue tips, folks, not the pool balls.
And finally. A sign for the extra bedroom....hee-hee. Y'all come on down, y'hear?
Actually, that image is only the final for today. Two more great finds to come...