This look back truly is a year in review. Not only is 2016 coming to an end, but my first post was made on January 8, 2016. A lot has happened and hopefully been learned.
My first post recalled how finding an old soda bottle started me down the path to enjoying old junk. The year produced several really cool soda finds.
Several of my posts were the result of various jaunts I had along highway length yard sales. Some of them I did solo while on a few occasions my father or one of my daughters joined me. My youngest daughter tolerates these trips somewhat better than her older sister.
The biggest lesson learned on these trips was that not everyone is selling at bargain prices. The Hwy. 127 sale which is probably the most famous, had many prices that rivaled those in high end shops. Still all in all I did find a lot of good things.
One of my favorite posts was inspired by a trip to the St. Louis City Museum. I was awed by the results of repurposed industrial items on such a large scale.
The museum also had a room dedicated to privy finds. If you’re not familiar privies are nothing more than outhouses. This renewed an interest in digging dump sites or privies. I hope that I will find time for this exploration in the near future.
I found it harder to find time to write as the year went on and when I had time I didn’t have the pictures I wanted to accompany the post. I continued to find good things, but posts came harder. After a five month period of no posts I hope I’m back on track and hopefully I will have finds in the coming year that inspire me to write.
Looking back I see that I bought more advertising pieces over the past year than any previous. I hope to see that trend continue in 2017. I’m looking to score my first vending machine, double sided porcelain sign, or maybe a huge score of new old stock store merchandise.
What are you hoping to score in 2017?