Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday's Yard Sales

Left bright and early this morning to hit the yard, estate and garage sales and the first couple were a bust,  then we drove miles out in the country to a sale that doesn't open until tomorrow (need to read the ads better).   So, off we drove into town, to a apartment complex for senior citizens....O.K....score!

sales 004Found this great wall map, 50x36", that has all of the railroad lines routes, color coded by the name of the companies through out the State of Washington. 

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A closer view of the Puget Sound/Seattle area.  The map does not show roads but does show counties and cities and detailed topography. 

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The map, which is in remarkably good shape, was produced by the Dept. of Public Works of Washington in 1928!  The price........$5.00, I love it!


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At the same sale, I purchased this print of the train depot in Tacoma signed by Paul N. Norton, a well know watercolorist.  At another sale, I feed my lust for flowerpots and bought this blue beauty.

Also, picked up some post cards from 1936 where two people were playing chess by mail, how fun is that.

I say in yard/garage sale shopping "you have to kiss a lot of frogs" but once in a while you have a really good day and find "prince charming".  That's what makes it fun.

I'm off the join the Friday Garage Salen Partay, please join me.


Unknown said...

What great finds! Here in the Cincinnati area ya really have to kiss a lot ;)

Debbiedoos said...

So your drive for hours was worth it after all! I love old maps...they remind me of my grandfather, he had a thing for maps! Thanks for joining in on my party this week. I would love if you add my link or button. Have a great weekend. Debbie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great find! Your right,You have to go to a lot sales, but just one good find sure motivates you to do it again!!! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.


Ms. Bake-it said...

I love old maps! Love the print of the train depot and the blue pot. Great finds. Your furbabies are adorable!

~ Tracy

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds. I went to a few yard sales today that were the pits too. But when you find a treasure it makes the search worth it.
Visiting from Debbiedoos, Annette