What's old is new

This is my place to show off the items I would call vintage, things I have either refinished or kept as is and find interesting. I am still a kid at heart bringing home what some might call junk and am always in search of that buried treasure. I am not a picker and I am not a hoarder, working with my hands on my own time repairing or refinishing the things I find brings me peace of mind and time to myself to contemplate whatever has transpired in my life or time to just zone out and concentrate on the task at hand. Some items for sale or possible trade just ask..click on my profile and send me an email.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

UPDATE: If Only I Had More Storage Space AAAARGH!!

Take a look at the awesome china cabinet in my previous post......Awesome! I know. I have been in turmoil for two days over this thing, buy it, don't buy it, where could I store it temporarily if I got it...Either no one else saw the potential in this or they thought it would be to cumbersome or maybe it's just crap and I'm crazy...The online auction just closed and this sold, it was a real battle between two bidders. After three bids it sold for T-W-E-N-T-Y FREAKIN DOLLARS yes you read right $20.00..Can you believe that? You should have seen the crap that sold for hundreds and this had 3 fargin bids in $5 dollar increments. WHAT THE "F"! Someone made off like a thief here and it wasn't me. Makes me want to puke.

Friday, September 21, 2012

If Only I Had More Storage Space AAAARGH!!

If only I had the space to store this beauty I'd bid on it!!! It's currently available at an online auction that closes in 5 days..AAAARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lane End Tables & unknown Walnut Dresser

I seem to be accumulating Lane end tables, there were the two in my very first blog that I have kept for myself for now and then I found one Perception end table and now these two. I only pick it up because 1. it's solid wood and 2. it's tough as hell, these two tables need minor TLC. The dresser I'm keeping for myself and tossing the less stylish hand-me-down that my girlfriend has. Paid a grand total of $43 dollars for the dresser(value village) and end tables(estate sale)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Retractable Lamp, Star Trek Thermos, Turquoise and Gold Whiskey Tumblers, Oil on Canvas, Polka Dot Pyrex

Back into the swing of things,some new scores and some I've held for a month or two.
really nice set of whiskey tumblers

Excellent condition Aladdin 1978 Star Trek Thermos

Kirk to Spock! Kirk to Spock!

Very nice large Pyrex Polka Dot mixing bowl

Retractable lamp needs a little TLC on the cloth wire covering

And this monstrosity, 5ft long and almost 3ft high. Oil on canvas with real wood frame. Bought it for just the frame but am rethinking and will likely sell as is. Not sure of the signature but am researching it

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back From The Wilderness

Emerald Lake, YOHO Ntl Park

Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes Ntl Park. Had breakfast here, best Eggs Benedict ever.

Takakkaw Falls, YOHO Natl Park, second highest falls in Canada after Niagara Falls

Crow Foot Glacier, Ice Fields parkway Banff Ntl Park
Time to get back to business, spent three weeks on the road camping (in a tent) from Ontario to British Columbia and racked up about 9500kms (about 6000miles) encountered all manner of wildlife from the small furry kind to bears, big horn sheep and elk. Sat in a natural hot spring with some new-age hippie kids after travelling 20km across a treacherous mountain logging road, learned a lot about the history of this country and took in some of the most breath taking views after hiking to the summit of a mountain, and many more not so high up.That was two weeks ago, since being home I've done more camping closer to home and spent more time in the wild. Spirit Of The West(Home for a rest) seemed fitting as summer is closing out but thankfully summer will be back again after a few months of recharging the batteries and dreaming of what new adventures await me.