One of the favorite summer activities in my area is going from yard sale to yard sale to see what you can find–one person’s junk is someone else’s treasure. I have found antique oil lamps, old first edition books, puppets, inkwells, bookcases, fountain pens, tintypes and more at a bargain. Most of my cookbooks have come from yard sales. It’s especially fun to find old postcards and letters stashed away in the pages.
One of my “finds” this summer was an old leather case. I polished it up as best I could and tried to figure out what to use it for. A No. 10 Rhodia pad fit, so I keep it in my purse to for quick notes and to hold business cards at networking events.
Anyone else enjoy yard sales or flea markets? What’s your best find so far?