It may have been an extremely warm winter around here, but there has been little junking opportunity for me lately. Which makes for one very dull junking blog.
Fortunately, I have some miscellanea from a few rogue sales that I may have neglected to show you.
One estate sale yielded some fun stuff --
I loved this Wonder Bread tray that was used to haul the bread out of the trucks. I thought it was metal when I first saw it but it's just a hard plastic. It was a little too pricey for me the first day, so I went back on the half-off day and it was still there! Mine!
Another creepy doll. I should collect these, since they seem to seek me out. Instead, they're in my Etsy shop.
Here's a nice carnival chalkware dog that sold almost instantly after I listed it.
Shoebox full of crafty bling for jewelry-making endeavors.
Got this great hat box for FREE at another estate sale. Love the red and that it's from Wanamaker's, a beloved local-to-Philadelphia establishment. I already have Gimbel's, so am now on the hunt for Strawbridge & Clothier -- let me know if you see one!
I actually worked in the grand Wanamaker building after it was converted into business offices -- coincidentally, Mr. VJIMT also worked in the building many years prior when it was still the original department store -- and we both have many fond memories of the traditional Christmas Light Show held there (this postcard features the building; I bought it on Etsy last year).
I thought this cup was interesting and unusual. It features a King on one side and a Queen on the other, along with playing card icons across the bottom.
Finally, Mr. VJIMT spied this one day while he was out. It's a metal Empire salesman sample stove and oven. Salesman's samples were miniature versions of products made perfectly to scale that the salesman would take to potential clients to show the product's features.
See some more great examples of salesman's samples in this post from Mitzi's Miscellany. And more vintage miscellanea from me soon!
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