Summer is going by so quickly.
Almost too quickly.
I have still so much to do. My goal for the summer is to clear out the house and garage. Luckily this weekend we had a garage sale which brought us in a nice chunk of money and gave us space to sort, organize and purge.
And luckily while my lovely husband and daughter worked the sale, Keiran and I were out thrifting. In the last month Keiran's thrift intuition and skills have improved ten fold. Twice now I've handled something and put it down only to find him picking it up and pointing out the important facts of "14k" or "sterling."
Sunday morning I couldn't decide whether to head to the flea market or go to an estate sale. He gave me the sage advice to head to the estate sale since the prices will be better and not sold by dealers. I felt like I was having a discussion with a 20 year old and not a 9 year old. We headed to the estate sale where I found four of these chairs waiting for me.
Turquoise Fiberglass Chairs made by Krueger (a direct competitor to the Eames designed chair) $2 for all four! (picture was taken right we we arrived home - so they have yet to be cleaned)
They have some rust on the frames but overall the fiberglass is in pretty good condition and the coloring is superb. They will be perfect around our patio table. Keiran and I are going to start working on them. Do any of you have experience with removing surface rust?
Saturday morning we went to an estate sale where I was delighted to find these:
Nearly a year ago I had found a few pieces of this Lyon Cortez at our local thrift store. Ten months since my desire to own this set I was able to win two relatively inexpensive auctions on eBay as well as my find two days ago. My set is practically complete now. The best thing about collecting this flatware is that it is very desirable which means that if I ever need money, I can turn it around and sell it. I'm hoping that I won't ever have to but it's nice to have a little savings account in my silverware drawer.
It was a perfect Retro weekend.
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