I planned to post a nice summation of my Friday Scavenging complete with photos and humorous observations over the weekend. Well ... here it is, early Monday morning and no photos, no clever observations crafted, no witty list compiled. So, I'll give a quickie synopsis today and try to do more and better by late tomorrow with some photos. (Holiday weekends are just too busy and disappear entirely too quickly.)
Two friends joined me in my scavenge expedition, and they found fun and useful items to take home with them. I managed to find some sellable stuff as well as some books and such for me. A friend asked if I'd watch for a floor lamp for her: the day turned into the Day of the Lamps! Floor lamps were everywhere, and if no floor lamps, then desk lamps, track lighting, ceiling light fixtures of many kinds waved at me as I drove by. (I'm denying hearing any whispering of my name when I happened to stop to look through what was piled next to said lighting.) I brought home two nice floor lamps, although I haven't yet checked whether they work. The pretty hanging lamp with long fringe that I'm keeping does work. And somehow a contemporary working desk lamp got loaded into Shadow. Found quite a few toys and some games, a quality unused leather laptop bag and a used nylon one, a nice vintage wooden bedside table/stand, and some collectible vintage Tonka and Nylint and Structo ERTL fire trucks that I'll probably take to the auction house even though they are well-used. Also brought home a working programmable Mr. Coffee coffee maker, Waring hand mixer (one beater needs to be replaced), and some very nice purses. So, nothing that's going to let me retire to the Caribbean or anything like that. But a few interesting items that I can manage a small profit on--despite the cost of gas used.
Spent much of my open time this weekend sorting, cleaning, researching, and pricing. Still have quite a collection waiting to be dealt with before the week is over and another minivan load arrives Friday evening.
You should have seen the variety of nifty furniture and Oriental-type rugs I had to pass on. Sigh. I need a trailer for my minivan...