Over the years, I have learned not to expect much from some weeks of Town Cleanup, our annual curbside treasure hunt. Let's just say that there are areas that have more potential for picking and others, well, not so much. This week's cleanup covers one such area. It's a section of homes, where, in the words of Mr. VS, there are more "blower-uppers" than "fixer-uppers."
So it helps to have a backup plan, which for me, was a rummage sale and two estate sales. But I did get a couple of these things from the side of the road. See if you can guess which ones.
As you can see from the photo above, things came to me in twos, but I didn't plan it that way.
But first, let me say a word about the basket, which was $3 at an estate sale, and sadly, there weren't two of them.
Yes, it is.
Big Santa, which is an early blow mold, and little Santa, an ornament, came from the rummage sale.
As did these 1960s felt Christmas stockings.
Also in the Christmas theme, two plastic nativities,
a gathering of plastic deer
and a single reflector tree-topper that still works.
From the housewares department: Two Fire King bowls with painted fruit designs.
Two oddly charming wall hangings that consist of a half cup on a plate. Judging from the dirt that was inside of them, I think that they might have been planters.
I think these were my favorite find. They're napkin holders with crocheted covers. I've seen this design often on pot holders. Just think how cute they might be holding some red gingham napkins.
From the ladies accessories aisle: Two souvenir scarves.
Based on the style of the swimwear, I think this one is from the 1940s or 50s. By the way, that guy seems to be a little on the skinny side, doesn't he? Perhaps he got a little sand kicked in his face ...
and pumped a little iron to beef up some?
And finally, some single standouts:
A silhouette that's seen better days, but I hope it can be salvaged.
And a real, honest-to-good feed sack. Or maybe I should say seed sack. Birdsfoot trefoil is planted in pastures for grazing.
So did you guess which items were found in the trash?
That would be the larger nativity (marked Shiny Brite) and that little silhouette. Of course I had to rescue it.