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In lieu of more contemporary stuff to post I figured I’d show you one of my favourite all-time storage dumpster finds. It’s a cool palm tree candelabra which stands around three feet heigh. I found it a few years back when I first began this regular “seasonal” temp job. I always liked it a lot and have been using it as a decoration ever since.

My mom came to town a couple of months ago and noticed it while looking through some of my other finds. She told me it was actually fairly old and guessed that it was made in the 1940s. For whatever reason I never really considered its age but it does indeed have the look and feel of a “vintage” piece. It’s fairly heavy and made of metal – two common signs that something is vintage.

She said I should hold onto it. I definitely will as it’s one of my favourite decorations regardless of how old it may be.

I remember another thing I wish I could show you – a little book of fabric tables to be used by workers of some factory in Navan, Ireland. I think it was published in 1840. I found it around the same time as the candelabra and sold it at a yard sale close to two years ago for a measly dollar. I wish I could have it back now! I’m sure if I had it today I could get a bit more than what I got back then.

Hopefully more storage finds will present themselves in the coming days. It’s nearing the end of the month so perhaps people will be motivated to empty their units to avoid another month of fees.

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