Sandwich Antique Market-Take Two!

It was another fun day at the Sandwich Antique Market. This time I had a few friends.

Actually, it was a stylish friend of mine and her 17 month old daughter.

My littlest also tagged along again and she was confused by this item shown below:

I wonder if our kids will ever see some of these items that are being sold all over the country at Antique Markets in action. Probably not. When my daughter saw a rotary telephone in another booth she asked what that was also.
With her questions came my own questions:

"Where could I use that?"
"Do I have any clients that would love this?"
"What is the history behind that piece?"
"What else can I do with that?"
Having a friend with me was a good thing because she helped me see clearly on some of these questions. She also increased my buying power. When we saw these and began brainstorming their use potential, the elderly man selling his wares suggested we buy them all.

We ended up scoring a deal by purchasing 2 each + some cool tin cans

that she picked up to use around her house.

Done. Feeling good.

Finally, we circled back to the first booth we saw upon our arrival. I had fallen for this piece pretty hard but I was against the price tag. My friend was helping me fall deeper in love telling me how great it would look in my home. I had haggled with the seller but got nowhere.

So, I decided that if it was still there when we were done, I would get it.

It was meant to be.

Funny thing. The seller lowered her price upon my return.

I scooped that coffee drum up and brought it home.

It looks good in my kitchen. The picture doesn't begin to show the awesome scale of this thing.

(I could put one of my kids in this thing-it is really big).

I love that it says "Chicago" on it and has a great history.

Once the mirror is up and the seed bags I bought are turned into pillows and the "lanterns" are filled and I find out how to add 8 more hours to my day, I will post some finished pics.

Time to schedule my U-haul for October's Market.