Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I Was So Happy He Didn't Have a Rifle


I've seen this dwelling a thousand times on our way to the Oregon Coast....but there's never been a "sale" there before!  My kids thought I was out of my mind to even consider stepping foot on the property. But I had a gut feeling that there was some great junk under the piles of plastic flotsam and jetsam. My gut feeling turned to concern when I saw an enormous "100% NRA" poster on the front door. Still, I persevered.  "Hello....Hello...", I called. Finally, a mountain man came around from the back of the house. Happily for me, he was not carrying a weapon. We did a little business.....


6 glass bricks: $2 each.  The metal crate: $1.


Galvanized tub: $2.  6 wooden legs: $2 for the lot.  Milk bucket: $1.  Wire canning basket: $1.  Lamp fixture piece with glass flowers: $1


Keys: $2 for the lot.  Many of them are imprinted with words like "Castle", "GAS"  & "U.S.A."  Perfect for crafting.

Lesson learned:  Sometimes you have to risk your life to get the good stuff.

12 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Amen, sister. You would make Mike & Frank proud.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think we'd make good junkin' buddies. Wow, I do believe your haul was worth the risk!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Wonderful finds and wow awesome prices!
Tam

Barbara said...

Glad you lived to tell. Great junk! Scary place, but great junk.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Great deals!

Kathy said...

You are a BRAVE GIRL! High five on the great scores!

Andy's Attic said...

I would have turned around when I saw the NRA sign. But you were right with your gut feeling...super stuff for super prices...can't beat that!
ps glad there was no rifle involved

Mick said...

Hooray for preserverance! Loving those glass bricks.

Cheryl said...

Scary place, great finds, fab prices!! You are an inspiration.
Keep having fun,
Cheryl

vintagebetti said...

I'd love to have a peek at your keys. Some can bring big $$$. I'll clue you in ;)

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous! I also pass by there often. I stopped there about 2 weeks ago and there was a couple standing there. They said, it is closed. I said can't I just look? They said no, the owner isn't here and we are just watching it? What???? I would have loved to buy something. Glad you got some goodies.

BeckyKay said...

You're a brave, brave woman!! And it obviously paid off!