I still need to dig down and level it on top of the cement blocks in the photo, and then stain the treated wood. I used some pretty weathered 2x4s for the top so they need some stain.
Anyway, I was planning to make my annual pilgrimage to the Spring Carlisle (Pa.) old car flea market and car corral. I usually go with one or more of my car club friends, but this year the weather and various family obligations made it impossible for any of us to get there on the same day. My plan was to go Friday by myself, but here's what happened:
First, I filled up the car with gas - $65 ! When you add up the round trip miles, and consider the entrance fee ($10) and the fact that I would not be hanging with my buds, I started to have second thoughts.
Next I went to the ATM to get cash for the trip. No problem there, and it's right next door to a Thrift Shop I sometimes go to but almost never find anything. So I dropped in.
And found this stuff!
Turquoise iron - $6. Sold. Now SWMBO will be able to iron while we're camping.
Not something I would ever do, but she would. And that's OK. Really.
Our Shasta, a 1962 model, was originally equipped with this pull out accessory in the kitchen, which can double as a light cutting board and a small ironing board.
Next item - another small electric fan.
Did I need another fan? No. This is number five or six in the collection. But it was only $5, and it runs very quietly - how could I pass it up?
And lastly my best score. These three bar stools - $36 for the set!
I really like the red, white, and black vinyl combination. No nicks, cuts, or significant wear. They swivel, and they have backs. The red, black, and white scheme goes pretty well with the bar, don't you think? Now I'm thinking I may come up with some kind of playing card theme for the bar area. I may end up relocating the lunchbox shelf. I'll have to think about that.
So scoring this stuff for about $50 made me decide to skip Carlisle on Friday. I'm not looking for any car parts for the cars I have.
However, there is this big shindig at one of my favorite antique malls in Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Old Sled Works is celebrating their 20th anniversary in business as an antique mall. For year it was a factory making the old metal runner wooden sleds, and there is still some memorabilia on display, but there's a lot more too, including a great collection of pinball machines and old arcade games, and an old fashioned soda fountain.
So I thinking I'll use that tank of gas to drive up to Duncannon, Pa. At least I won't have to pay a $10 entry fee. And I usually score at least a couple of good deals at the Sled Factory. We'll see what happens. Stay tuned.