Some people get late-night booty calls. I get trash-picking calls. Which isn't a bad thing, especially when the caller owns the building that once housed the 1960’s-era local 5 & 10. And he's clearing it out. Do I want to take a look?
Didn't realize I'd be trash-picking in an alley, and that the stuff would be covered in water. Or that I'd be moving big heavy pieces of lumber. But fortunately, I brought my gloves, a big tote bag, and an accomplice.
So most of it was pretty grungy, and I haven't washed it all yet (most of it has to be done by hand), but got some good stuff. Like this whole stack of Fire King milk glass "Primrose" pattern plates.
And these milk glass "Wheat" pattern creamers and sugars.
And some nice Homer Laughlin gold-rimmed floral plates.
These lovely turquoise blue Fire King plates and sugars (?) (no lids) aren't as pretty as Barbara's Fire King pink swirl dishes, (which I'm still drooling over) but I also didn't have to deal with her auction scrap guy. They did come out nice and sparkly after the dishwasher!
As did these Anchor Hocking milk glass swirl sugars with lids. And ramekins?
These glass pedestals are cool. At least I think they're pedestals. Maybe vases? Could be used as vases, anyway. I don't know if they're too big to make cake trays out of them, but maybe. What else could I use them for?
So you got vintage junk you want to get rid of? Call me ANYTIME!
BTW, check out Flea Market Fridays at Kecia's cool blog (Lemoncholy).