While sometimes you finish weekend garage sales with a nice little collection that seems to go together, there are other times when nothing fits together and you (and your neighbors) wonder how such a vintage menagerie ended up on your lawn. This weekend was the latter. But the one thing that does tie everything together is my wallet: only $20 in hand.
My favorite find by far was the lamp. And while it had the front shade on it when I bought it, by the end of the day it had a much more fitting barrel shade. Note to the wise: don’t ask the first person if they want to keep their lamp shade when all you want is the lamp, and don’t ask the second person if they want to keep their ugly lamp when all you want is the shade. They weren’t too thrilled.
A close second favorite are these vintage Acme boots from the 1970s. The eagle is multi-colored thread and appeases the Lisa Frank lover that I am. This is about the closest I can get to my husband ever wearing cowboy boots, and he was tempted. I’ll have to find another size 11 gentleman to wear them.
There are a few other things that I spent my $20 on: carnival glass where I completely missed a huge chip and some random not-vintage things for my toddler. I think the $20 was worth it!