A Brief Set of Photos from Vintage Garage
This morning, Liz and I woke up early (although not Flea Market early) to go to Vintage Garage. We were meeting up with several of Liz’s friends: Lauren (who’s from Nashville and was in town with her boyfriend Landon), as well as Tasha and her partner, Mel.
We picked up Lauren and Landon en route, and met with Tasha and Mel once we got there. We wandered around a bit as kind of a loose group – sometimes clustering together, sometimes splitting off on our own.
I’m finding it harder to be in full-on documentation mode, particularly having attended so many events and fleas like this lately. But I did spot a few things here and there.
Such a strange find: a Shirt Tales watering can. I remember this show from the early 80′s as a kid, growing up, but the watering can aspect is what throws me. It’s like finding a “Smurfs Utility Knife” or a “Dennis the Menace Socket Wrench” – just a strange mixture of pop culture and utilitarianism.
// Edit: Holy crap. Just tracked down the intro to this cartoon:
Really cool… thingie. I remember Liz had asked the vendor what this was, and she told me at the time… but neither one of us recalls what this was, or what purposd it served.
In hindsight, I wish I would have asked how much this was. Seems like a great thing to have around the apartment. Everytime someone would ask me what it was, I could respond “I don’t know, but it’s awesome, isn’t it?”
CAUTION – THIS IS NOT A CALIBRATION BOX.
This image doesn’t do the piece justice. Created by Lake County Furniture.
The really cool thing about this vendor is that all their furniture is created from old barns.
I spoke with one of the vendors, and asked if it all came from buildings from their own properties. I found out they travel around a bit, stopping in at various places and talking with the owners to see if they want to get rid of their older buildings. Pretty cool way to go about gathering wood.
More info and photos on their website.
I got kind of fascinated by this large container, on the ground floor of the garage. At first I thought it was an icebox, but then I wondered: Why would there be an icebox in a garage? I thought about opening it up to peer inside, but felt like I would be messing with the vendor’s clothes… so I left it alone.
This is from just outside the garage, looking back towards the container. Maybe it’s filled with salt, for the wintertime? Although, I’m not sure what all this piping is for. Really puzzling.
The films all looked to be actual, produced films (and not home movies). Really tempting (and really happy I don’t own a projector).
Caution: Slippery Floor.
You know how you can tell it’s a dancer slipping here? Partly it’s the legs, but mostly it’s the Jazz Hands – dead giveaway.
Powerup Speedway racing game. I love this mostly for that font.
Above items were from Miguel.
Another very large and very mysterious device. I’m thinking that if I ever want to get in the mad scientist or world-conquering supervillain game… I need to swing by here, and stock up on supplies.
A series of glass instruments and a guide on glass blowing. Made me think of the amazingly talented Kiva Ford.
Liz, trying on a bunny hair shrug. She was having an ethical dilemma because the item was designed really well, and really soft… but it was also made from, uh, bunnies.