Friday, May 24, 2013
Our first stop not scheduled of course was this little place called Jewels to Junk. Since my wife had taken on the driving duties I had a chance to check out the scenery. I noticed this sign and had to take a look see, well I asked the boss first and she said OK. I ended up finding a few little treasures like a crawdad wire cage and cement deer. We also checked out the shop next door called Gulick's Antiques. If you are driving down Gravenstein Hwy in Cotati it's worth a look. I found another cage at Gulick's, I guess they have a lot of Crawdads in Cotati who would have known.
See the little guy on the right that one belongs to me now. This is the sleeping deer I picked up at Jewels to Junk. Guessing he is a jewel since I don't sell junk in my store. Kidding I do actually sell junk, good junk. The deer has a broken ear but he will fit in just fine with all the other misfits at my store.
Our next stop was this little place called Nothin' New the owner was super cool even though it was about 4pm and she was hitting the bottle a little early. Still she was very bubbly, could have been the wine and was pretty generous on the pricing guessing the wine helped with that too. I ended up picking up some broken shutters and a rusty wire basket. Trust me there was plenty more to buy but since we were driving in our Camry only smalls were purchased.
Look at all of this junk at Nothin' New. My wife gave me a 15 minute time limit and for good reason. I could have spent hours here. Next time I will allow for more time and come on my own until then.
We made one more stop actually to use the facilities at the Antique Society I think they have about 100 dealers selling out of this place and they have a public restroom to boot. The place was on the expensive side and my guess is they cater to designers, still it was great to look around at all of the displays and see what direction we are all headed. Here is one dealers space.
Here is another space, some great displays to look at some better than others. This one was my favorite. Not much to buy here just eye candy as they call it.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To give the table further support and to have a piece to attach the legs to I added these braces to each corner. I used a piece of wood from the original wood and cut it at a 45 degree angel. I used 6 screws for each brace, 4 to attach the side pieces and 2 for the legs right down the middle. Yes probably overkill but I wanted to make sure the piece was built with solid construction.