Look what arrived in the mail! Another wonderful tin from Constance. This time there was a surprise inside - a royal throne made from a tin can. I have another one and wonder if this could be the begining of a new collection. Thank you dear Constance.
The planes are completely restored and look like huge toys, ahem, war toys. There is a huge banner that hangs from the ceiling stating that 70,000 were killed instantly in Hiroshima. How could anyone go there and not think of all the death these planes were involved in. I felt very sad until I went into the bathroom stall there and saw...
this strange little face above the toilet. So odd and unexpected.
This on Ebay was $20 including shipping. I saw 3 at the 127 Yard Sale ranging in price from $45 to $80. One was in better condition and still had the gun. Speaking of guns...
All sorts of guns and amo were available at the yard sale. Kinda creeped me out.
So if you have a mission like I did which was to score as much cool tin as I possibly could you might be better off spending your coin on Ebay, but if you just want to see what's out there, eat great food and see beautiful country side the 127 Yard Sale is fabulous.
Priscilla told me about a road side junk store she has discovered. She said she had hit the jackpot! Well I had to check it out and she was right. Look at all this fabulous booty. I can hardly wait to start using it, especially the tin train tracks. Priscilla will be blogging about it so I'll let her give you the details.
Okay so isn't this a great haul? I'm taking a class for my job and there are these thrift stores near by. Yesterday during my lunch break I scored all of these and many were half price! I can hardly wait to start cutting them up.
These sorts of items, figurines(?), aren't typically my sort of thing, but when I found these two at a thrift store ($1.99) I couldn't resist. They go along somehow with the tin piece I did of the two women dancing.I like that they are barefoot and collecting flowers. I do wonder why the one is staring at the other's collar bone.
Once a week the up scale retirement community where I work opens it's doors to a private thrift shop. They call it Flea Market Mondays. I scored some great tin today. I am so loving my new job. Who knew that a driving job could be so fabulous. Now I understand why the other job I was hoping for didn't pan out.
Look how great a thermos looks when you take it apart, which by the way is so easy to do. The whole thing just unscrews, be careful not to drop the glass inside. It pops and shatters like crazy. Then cut down the seam and viola.There are so many great designs out there and you can pick them up for cheap at the thrift stores.Another great place to look is the Goodwill Outlet if you have one in your city. Also don't over look the suit case section. Sometimes you can find kid's trunks, in great colors that offer nice big pieces of flat tin, for around $7 to $10. The hardware on them is pretty great too and can be used as well. Happy hunting.