Sunday, April 29, 2012

"I don't even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack."

Hey look at all this garage sale crap I got!

See the bullet? Yeah! Bonus bullet!

This garage sale had 4 suitcases and several boxes full of jewelry. At first I was carefully combing through it all looking for the most useable stuff, but then there was another lady there who was going through it all faster than me and I got all caveman competitive and started grabbing handfuls of jewelry and grunting and showing the lady my teeth. OK, that last part was a little embellished, but....something came over me and I ended up with about 70% usable stuff and 30% WTF-is-this stuff.

This photo has grunge textures on it. My table isn't that dirty.

What are these things? Fancy schmancy labels for a gun rack or something? I really haven't got the slightest clue. Guns are alien objects to me. But....methinks now they are awesome spacers for bracelets or something.

 Kind of a weird coincidence that there were 2 things with names on them in the box- one has my grandma's name and the other has my dad's name...which is also my grandpa's name. The Donald thing is one of those "Your name on a grain of rice!" dealies that they used to do at theme parks. Do they still do that? I kind of liked the idea of maybe making something for myself with my dad's name on it, but the other side of the grain of rice says "Yonnie" and I don't know no stinkin' Yonnies.

Does anyone know what those copper-rimmed things are in the pic? does one safely dispose of a bullet?

There were actually a lot of treasures in there, but you'll see those when I make stuff out of them. 

Speaking of my grandma (I vaguely mentioned her several sentences ago, remember?), I was going through her stuff today looking for some old tins to make bezels out of (found some awesome ones) and I came across this thing- it's a check register with sewing needles in it and this schlock written on the back. 
 I kind of wanted to joke about it, but the more I think about it the less funny it gets. So, I'm just going to be glad that I live in a time and place where this would get a business shut down.

For the record, my grandma was Queen Bad-Ass Independent Woman. 

Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for April's Honey Bijou Hive post so we can all go "ooh" and "aah" at some fantastic wearable art!



  1. You know what? I have bullets too. Lots of bullets. In fact, I have no idea how I came to own said bullets, but I suspect it has something to do with certain family members that hoard things. I have no idea what to *do* with all those bullets, and I do not own guns to accompany them. And I don't know how to dispose of them either. sigh.

  2. I believe those copper things are shell casings to make more bullets (you add gunpowder and a top part, and voila.)

  3. I think those copper flange things are some sort of hardware store thing. I have some of those. Interesting finds! Enjoy the day.

  4. What a great haul!! I'm always on the lookout for jewelry and other neat bits and yard sales and thrift stores. I haven't had much luck lately though. Thanks for sharing your scores though!! Looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Wow you made out nice! I can totally see you in your cave man state too lol! wish i went with you there!