Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A couple beach finds........

So my lovely MIL, Mary Ellen, gave me a generous gift certificate to my favorite antique store on the coast, Yankee Trader. I had so much fun shopping, even though the store wasn't open very much while I was there because the owner was helping her dd with the Fair that was going on, so she had to close her shop quite a few days while we were there.
The locker baskets were a must-have, who can't use those for storage. The file box was an interesting find. I've seen them before in thrift stores but this one felt heavy. Upon further investigation, I saw the file dividers inside, which make me think this must have once belonged in a sheriff's/police office one day.Just look at some of these interesting file dividers...."explosives", "glass broken"..huh?"Family Troubles", "Dogs Vicious",

and my personal favorite, wait for it......."Bum Checks"! Admittedly, I'm weird enough to think this is kinda funny!
The copper bin on the bottom is something we've wanted for a long time, to put ice in and serve drinks, or wood in the winter......love all of these things!
Thanks Mary Ellen for the lovely gifts!!

9 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love locker baskets too. I recently shared one I scored. Love Yankee Trader. She has such creative displays.

-Danielle

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great categories on the file box...coastal high crime? Do you ever read the Seaside Signal when on vacation on the coast? They have all the calls listed that police have gone on during the week...pretty funny sometimes! Hope you hit Pacific Crest Cottage in Gearhart - that is my favorite store (altho more for ideas and browsing as rather $$$)

Gail said...

Laurie,
Coastal high crime? YES! That's exactly what I thought of..and yes, the Seaside Signal is required reading when we're at the coast, best entertainment out there!
I do love Pacific Crest Cottage but the prices this time were completely outrageous to me, so I bought nothing.....:(

A Treasured Past said...

I was instantly drawn to the 'Bum checks' too, I think it is funny also :) Tamara x

Amy said...

oh my those files are awesome what great titles on them and they are funny yet so sad.
love all of your finds
Amy

Recycled Rita said...

Hi Gail!
What funny labels! I love the locker baskets, I want some of those!
I posted about the little spool doll that I won if you would like to hop on over for a visit!
thanks again!
I love her soooooo much! karen....

Blissitydoodah said...

Those are hilarious!!!
Wonder if they came out of Andy Griffith's office? :)

Uncovered Ruby said...

Looks like a fun trip to the coast! I love the locker baskets. Hopefully you never have the opportunity to use those file folders..especially 'bum checks!'.
Happy Belated Birthday!!
Lisa ;-)

molly said...

the file box--AMAZING!!!! i woulda scooped it up instantly! good eye, good eye...