Monday, April 26, 2010

Treasures from the Valley

I started unloading my truck after our trip to the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant. Here are some shots of some of the treasures that I found there.

A great cast iron base lawn sprinkler, one of my many collections.

I really like this battered syrup jug. The spout is all crapped out, but the color and the shape are great. The fingerprints of the potter are registered on the base of the pot.

This small metal gauge wheel will end up embellishing some project.

This metal piece is about 3 feet long. It may have been the top off a juke box or similar machine.

A few number placards.

Another of my passions. Automobile lights. These red lens lights are great. The yellow lens below isn't as great but it only cost $2.

I really like this headlight housing from a 1930's automobile. Notice the turn signal lens on the top.

This piece of Congoleum, a brand name for one company's linoleum, is from an earlier auction, but it finally was warm enough to unroll it this week.

And George isn't buried here, but this headstone from an earlier auction is going to go into my garden. The chrome nose piece, not the hood ornament, from a 1948-9 Ford will be placed somewhere nice.

Mr. Flannery


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Mr. Flannery ~
Many great treasures!! Sounds like you all had a great day

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I want the chrome, 3 foot long thing...and the casing for the light...and George. I'll take George, too. Thank you very much. You can just ship them in the same container the club chairs come in. Thank you very much. ha! Great haul! ~Mindy

red.neck chic said...

I want the number placards! LOL You keep tempting me with all the good stuff!!!

I'm going to have to get a really big trailer.

;-) robelyn