Monday, September 06, 2010

My One Cool Yardsale Buy

Here's the one thing I really like that I bought on Saturday at a yardsale. A vintage mid-century modern Lane cedar hope chest for $10. The right corner needs some wood scratch cover. I think it's going in our foyer - I will replace a telephone gossip chair that I currently have in the foyer. Although I would hate to get rid of the gossip chair (paid $1 for it and refinished it). But now it's basically used as a storage space for magazines. This way with the hope chest, I can hide all my magazines in it. And I can get a cushion for it and use it as a place to sit down to put shoes on or take off.

One of my other favorite buys this week - was a thrift store buy for $1. Microphone Mike from Hallmark - new with his $19.99 price tag still attached. You press a button, talk into the microphone and it repeats it back in a monster voice. Will put away for Jacob for Christmas. But really, its for me to play with. I saw them at a Hallmark store a while ago and wanted it but no way would I pay $19.99.


Susan said...

Nice finds!! Love the credenza you found!

Anonymous said...

Very nice hope chest. Use it in good health. Susan C.

ZDub said...

Good lord, that is a STEAL.

And I might steal it from you as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Can you tell me what "sign and stay" means in regards to a yard/garage sale?



Chris at said...

Lor - I have no clue! Where did you see it, in an ad or something?

alicia_away said...

I know this was written years ago but maybe you can still help. I found this chest in a thrift shop and loved its style. The chest has a style number (5999-50) and a serial number of 463150 in the typical Lane style/font. The hinges and the lock both say Lane, but "Lane Furniture" is not stamped on it anywhere. An internet search has only shown two extant examples--this, and one on an auction site that has even less information. Does your chest have a Lane stamp? Have you found out anything more about it?


Unknown said...

I have the identical chest. Do you know any other information about it, ie approx year. It was passed down to me through family. Oh and love that you're from the Cap Region