Us landlocked folks have seem to have this weird thing for the ocean. We are constantly trying to recreate it...with a totem pole. Ha, not really! He did have seagulls and pelicans all over the place though.
Oh holy crap there was a lot of stuff in this store! I don't know if it is because I'm still riding my Junk Bonanza high but it was awesome! So much stuff, yet it was well lit, and easy to see. Normally crazy hoarder stores bug me a bit, but this one didn't. Do you have a store like this that you like to go to?
He had stuff floor to ceiling. Like actually hanging from the ceiling. One probably should wear a hard hat in there!
He had an enormous range of stuff from gas and oil products to delicate fancy china.
Little rooms full of treasures were tucked away all over the store. Below is a shot looking out from one of them. If you are claustrophobic this is sooooo not the store for you!
This is one of the stoplights I mentioned above. Well no big surprise on the price, $250! Yeah...NO, dangit.
Son of b**** that is terrifying!
And this guy either wants to be my best friend or wear my skin like a coat. Even so, I kind of liked him...
This was the one thing that I desperately wanted. All of those dots on the clear casing are constellations and inside it showed the rotation of the moon. Super cool, super super expensive. He originally had $195 on it, then crossed that off and had it priced at $122. He said he would go down to $95, but even that was a bit much for me. Good strategy though! ; ) He was willing to add the dust for free!
This was the only thing I came home with. It is an old advertising perpetual calendar that changes the number when you rotate the globe. I had never seen one before and had to have a little something to show for my adventure. And I at least got some version of neat globe!
I knew I wasn't going to get thrift store or flea market prices, but dang, I wasn't expecting that kind of mark up. I could have come home with so much cool stuff if only the prices had been a little bit lower. Oh well, it was a fantastic store and I'm glad I went and I will probably be going back here and there to check out his new stuff. He says he rotates items, but the dust says otherwise!
After seeing the pictures of this store, would you go in or would you steer clear of that hoarder madness?
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and frame suggestions for the Paint By Numbers my Grandma gave me. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, maybe black so they pop off my white walls. And thank you Grandma for giving me such a special gift, I love them!!!
I'm linking up for the first time with Hey Whats For Dinner Mom for the Penny Worthy Project.