Whew! I am soooo glad to live in Southern California. In February. While my relatives are digging out from record snow and ice, I get to go to the great Long Beach Flea Market. Where it was 72 degrees. And oh, so lovely. (Sorry guys).
Quite an eclectic and dare I say, dusty haul. The box with dividers is so useful. The back is higher than the front; it's 16 inches wide and 5 inches deep. Now that it is cleaned up, it's holding these:
I am so in love with spirals and these old watch springs fit the bill.
They are parts for old Big Ben alarm clocks. Wish I could have bought them all. I did get these neat little silvery numbers. If a certain someone sees these, she will know one of them is about to wing it's way to her...if the snow will allow for mail delivery :-)
The guy who sold me these boxes has 110 of them! From an old sewing emporium in France. You should have seen the buttons!
The hardware on them is very cool. Can't wait to label them. I wish I could have acquired more - maybe next month.
This is very geeky. I did not even know these things existed or how much I needed them. They are handles for files. You just stick the end of the metal file into the end of the handle and tighten. Currently, all my files have champagne corks on the ends, but these handles will be easier on my hands, which is good. Then, again, I won't have to drink as much champagne, which is bad.
But, the real winner of the day is something rather surprising. Here is a fairly mundane wooden box. I picked it up and the vendor said, $2. So, even though I wasn't that interested in it, I couldn't pass it up.
I was cleaning up everything when I got home and naturally turned the box over to wipe the bottom-which was filled with this:
Joy, Beauty, Life.
What else can I say? Except that you DON'T want to know what it originally contained.