When you are a true junker or a yard-saler or an auction-goer or a shop-by-the-side-of-the-roader….
….hope springs eternal.
No matter how many broken dishwashers you find at the end of the yard sale rainbow.
No matter how many times you dig through boxes of junk at the auction and find nothing worth anything.
No matter how many times the “GIANT MULTI-FAMILY YARDSALE” sign lets you down.
You know that you know that you know….
….the next great find is just around the bend.
I get it.
That’s why what I’m about to show you makes all those empty-handed shopping trips worth it.
Last week I went to my favorite junk store.
I was looking for absolutely nothing. I’ve found that’s the best approach. It’s when you are looking for absolutely nothing….
….that you find everything.
I rounded the corner back by the glass shelf of figurines that look like the seven dwarfs and there it was.
Can you see why my heart started beating faster?
I didn’t even know what it was.
But I knew I needed it.
Good thing they tagged it “vintage pool cue stand” or I might have never figured it ou.
It has the spaces at the bottom for the pool cues.
Worn and wonderful with a patina from years and years of pool games.
The top still had the indentations where the cues rested and a bar across the top to hold them in place.
Have you ever seen anything like this?
It’s so heavy and made out of solid wood.
And I lugged it home and my husband added a board behind it painted with chalkboard paint.
When I showed it to him with great fanfare accompanied by tiny dolphin claps and hand-waving and asked him if he could add the board to the back….
….he seemed slightly less impressed.
He stood there for a moment and raised his eyebrows.
And then sighed…..
….and asked me which way was right side up.
I think he was done with truly appreciating a treasure 477 yard sale signs ago. 🙂