This is a picture of a very small portion of clown items at an estate sale. There were no fewer than 1,000 clowns in this house. Anything that could have a clown on it, did, and it was all for sale. I don't have a fear of clowns, but if a person did, this was not the sale for them.
In the back of the "clown house" was this set-up. Typically I try not to judge the things that people owned. I imagine what people will say about my junk when I die. But this was disturbing, and I thought it best to leave at this point. I didn't buy anything here...
On to an outdoor market...a few days later. The yellow color of this chest and the addition of storage made this a great piece. I could see it as a side table, or at the end of a child's bed. The seller wanted $75. I shopped around a little and came back towards the end of the day. I was hoping he would be in more of a haggling mood. The price was now $80. I didn't buy it.
Look at these adorable doors. I really wanted them! How great would they be between the kitchen and the laundry room, or as the door to a child's room. You could peek in on the kid without even opening the door! But as I inspected them closer, I realized that they were very short. A few feet shorter than average door height. I'm not sure what they came off of, but decided that at $190, I wasn't willing to modify. I probably should have bought them...
Now this I did buy! A beautiful salvaged letter. This one came from a dentist's office sign.
What thrifty finds have you seen lately? Any items that left you feeling a bit frightened?
See more thrifty treasures here, here, and here.