When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and be Nancy Drew, hunting for lost treasure and solving mysteries. That’s why I love my job, because every day I get to fulfill my dreams. We’ve been hard at work setting up a big estate sale in West Kettering, and it has been great fun discovering all the long forgotten treasures tucked away in the house. Some of the things we’ve found…
-The Fisher Price roller chime toy – I’ll have to admit that all of us have taken a turn running it up and down the hallways, just to listen to the music of the chimes.
-The 1940’s era suitcase filled with vintage needles in their original packs, silk thread, tins full of buttons & sewing notions, and a handmade sewing apron that has a measuring tape sewn upside down along the bottom, (so that if you were working on a project you didn’t have to hunt for a measuring tape – you could just flip up your apron!)
-The aluminum Coca Cola six pack carrier, still in good condition under the layers of dust & grime.
-The chrome swivel counter/soda fountain stool with a bright turquoise seat. It reminds me of the drugstore soda fountain that my friends & I would go to on Saturday afternoons – now that was a great treat, a few dollars from our parents and off we would all go to the corner drugstore for a cheeseburger & fries and a banana split to share.
-The marvelous American Flyer train set, with the cars still in their original boxes. We had great fun setting this up.
-The old Tonka toys that we found in a box in the basement. My brother had these as a boy – and if I even touched them severe consequences would follow.
-The sterling silver creamer engraved “August 8, 1894” which was probably a wedding or anniversary gift. It is unfortunately missing its top, something we often come across and which always makes me wonder “how did that happen”?
-The WWII era wood box with the owner’s name & rank stenciled on the top, later used as a toy box. It was probably used to ship his clothes & personal effects (and maybe a few things he bought in Europe during the war) by train & ship.
Well I could go on, but it is time to get to work. I hope to see you at this wonderful estate sale!
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