One stop this morning, and the finds ranged from the cute to the crusty. This is some of the cute: enamel flower pins and a Weiss rhinestone butterfly pin on a feedsack. (Even Mr. Oodles remarked that it is unusual to find a feedsack around here. He is catching on.)
The drawers are a little crusty, but they'll clean up, and they're cute as can be, in their own vintage industrial way. They're sitting on a metal milk crate which I didn't need but couldn't leave behind.
Rattling around in the bottom of the box of spools was the head of a china doll. I would like to cast away my other chores and sit down and make her a little body and a dress. Just like Ma in "Little House on the Prairie" would.
The rusty drawers were filled so full of hardware they were difficult to open. I persevered and got them open and found all kinds of mysterious stuff, and one thing I could identify, which is this folding ruler. There were a lot of car parts, and the only thing I know to do with them is to look up the identifiable ones on eBay. It appears that one of the gadgets in the drawer sells for more than I spent on everything this morning. I do love those hidden treasures. I did not know I loved hidden car part treasures, but I am about to find out.