Like most Fridays our morning is spent watching the garbage collection goings-ons on our street. It’s a VERY exciting morning.
As my daughter was jumping along the couch, giving me the play by play, I noticed the neighbors were throwing out a Grandfather clock. It wasn’t one of those antiques roadshow jewels. It was just a run of the mill Piece of Something that probably came from Sears (PATOOEY!) Circa 1970-80s. And you wouldn’t believe the 2 things that popped into my head.
Now, I don’t know about you guys but since the arrival of Pinterest all I seem to want to do is re-purpose other people’s crap.
And this, my friends, is flicking’ ridiculous! I am never going to be crafty enough to convert a rusty fridge into a chalk painted TV stand slash towel warmer slash treadmill.
BUT my imagination DID immediately jump to something else.
“DID SOMEONE CHECK THAT CLOCK FOR A TREASURE MAP?! What If there is a MAP! Or CLUES TO A STASH OF WWII Artifacts?! THINK OF THE TREASURES!”
I guess it has more to do with Goonies than anything else, but I started to wonder about stories of people buying $1 paintings at a yard sale only to find out it’s a Rembrandt worth 1.4 million. Or the guy who found his grandpas baseball cards in the attic and they turned out to be legit collectables worth upwards of a cool million.
And to be clear I am not a Goonies junky, I admit it – I saw it only 5 years ago!
Since yard sale season is just around the corner – I would love to hear about your yard sale scoops! Did you find something that you just know will be a treasure someday? Or something that probably isn’t really “worth” anything but is a treasure to you?