SO! With a large plate of fudge in my hands I stopped in to say hello and look for "small" metal pieces for my jewelry projects I'm supposed to be working on. O.M.G.! The pile today, to pick from, was amazing. The first 2 guys I talked to gave me a bad time for not being around. We chatted for a short time then I was off to see what they had for me. WELL! They work in the brass and copper section.
|Heater Core, think garden art, think Sorticulture!!!|
|Check out the patina and the textures!!!|
|These 2 long radiator looking parts,,, they are for a friend. These will be her fish bones in her art work.|
The next guy I saw was on a large back hoe, fork lift or some thing. He was working away, looked up and yelled "HEY! You don't write. You don't call! You don't come around any more. Where have you been?". I just cracked up. It was nice to see I (okay! My food!) have been missed.
In the main pile of crap he was working at was probably 100 to 125 berry carts. YEP! The metal berry carts that had a cute little wheel on it and the cart would hold a flat wood box. The ones you see at the antique shops for a bunch of bucks!!! Here were piles of them some one threw out! I HAD TO HAVE THE WHEELS! So he pulled a bunch out of the pile for me and I cut off the piece that held the wheel on and LOOK what I got!!!
|Over 20 berry cart wheels. YES! I really wanted every single one. BUT! Even I have to stop some where!|
When I was through chatting with that guy, I chatted with the other 2 just in time for this lady to back a truck up to that giant pile and she started unloading great stuff. She was throwing some of it into my truck. That was fun!
Here are more pictures!!!
|Can you say jewelry???|
|Gears, gotta love them!|
|Side one of an old box cutter!|
|casters! Amy Duncan ??? Want a pink one???|
As you can see, I had fun today!!! I have a thing for the odd thing! :) Tomorrow I'm going back to pick up a tail gate from an old FORD truck! It's CRAPTASTIC!!! Wait til you see it!!!
I hope you enjoyed these photos. Is this some thing you like to do? If so, what do you REALLY hope to find??? Let me know!
I'll get back on the bracelets very soon!
Thanks for stopping by and have a good one! Shell