That's Heidi and Rosalea; just adorable!
And Oh the treasures we saw today. Milly had just bought part of the estate of a gentleman who had spent a lot of time in Germany and France. She had lots of cool handcrafted German tools and other items she was anxious to show us. In her shop window out front she had a nifty old wooden sled:
She also had some old shoe skates with the key and some his and her wooden cross country skies in the window.
Once inside, of course Steve bolted to the third floor to get Scuba Pig:
Here's the close up of Scuba Pig. The Teenager has taken a liking to Scuba Pig and wants it to live in his room. That's fine with me. And no, we did not get the Chappaquiddick book.
So back to the German stuff ... the tools were cool; there were several vises of various sizes, an old hammer, some ice tongs, shears, bellows, planes, and even a bear trap:
The oval metal thing? That's an old hot water bottle. It has two little loops on each side at the top for a string (you can see one near the fruit bowl) and a knob on the top front where you pour in hot water. Fill 'er up and tie her on and it's a hot water bottle.
This old German barrel had been modified with wheels on the bottom, a wine rack in inside and also had a hole in the front for a spigot in case you wanted to put a keg inside. It was pretty neat:
Here's Milly holding an old wheel (which prompted her to burst out in a chorus from "Fiddler on the Roof" because she said it reminded her of the movie:
Steve is currently coveting this old German typewriter (if you look closely, it has the symbols on it, too):
It's a beautiful piece and the table it's on is awesome also with two drawers (one with compartments) and a gorgeous ornate key.
These wooden churns were great too, and had all the right interior pieces:
Right in the bottom left corner there is an old laundry wringer. Thank goodness we don't have to do that anymore!
Look at this cute bunny; it came home with me:
It's Christmas ornament size and will go on my tree along with the others I bought last visit.
A basket of books:
Or a dog in a basket?
A pretty orange vase:
I didn't try, but I'm pretty sure these are too small for me; I liked 'em though:
I'm wondering if this will get me into the Axis of Fedora:
The nerd glasses on a cord might disqualify me.
How about some light reading?
Or a beer:
They're all non-potable, of course. Just collectible bottles. Milly had five boxes of these stuffed in a closet which we pulled out for her and put on these shelves; Steve sorted them by country and rarity.
These salt and pepper shakers are cute:
A gift for your liberal friends?:
And these hand-painted Prince Albert tins are cute:
It was a fun day. Here are my little ornaments from last time and this time, the blue broach I bought today and an apple pin:
I also brought home my pretty vase. As always, if you see something you want or are looking for something, call Milly. The number for Second Hand Rose is 318.371.9830 and she's at 509 Main Street in Minden. If you go visit, take a treat for the dogs!
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