Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coasting Through

You may recall  these awesome "spongy coasters" I scored while on Christmas Vacation. Well they were a dream come true, original box, all there, little holder was perfect and not bent or rusted but Ho wait... the "spongy" part of the coasters was dry rotted.  Well I finally got a few minuets to my self, and with Patricia's help we scooped off the rotting sponge and traced circles onto matching colors of felt. A few episodes of "Downton Abbey" and rubber cement later and viloa!
Good as new! They might even get some use this weekend, if I get to have company out at the Casablanca.
As Promised here are the Estate Sale finds from Saturday!  Bright and early Saturday morning Patricia and I got up to go estate saling with friend Joe, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! All of us found something at some point that we simply couldn't live without. At one stop friend Joe (the Casablanca's resident voice coach and music teacher) was skeptical about my raiding the piano bench says "you know if they really were musicians they'd only keep the crap in the piano bench" to which I excited replied while digging through "I'll take that chance, Crap is fine with me." I think I found quite a few good scores...

Sheet Music wise I found:
My Fair Lady - "I could have danced all night."- 1974
Dubarry Was A Lady - "Friendship" by Cole Porter- 1939
"Easter Parade" by Irving Berlin - 1938
Along with 16 "Christmas Carol" books!

I snapped up the Christmas Carol books so fast! Haha they will most definitely get some use at this years 1958 Thanksmass Celebration! I also found this awesome red, never been used composition note book that I jumped all over (as I hope to be in a show set in a 1950's high school later this year.) The grand total of all this you might wonder?  Well thanks to girlfriend Patricia and her first time wheeling and dealing with the estate sale check out line got all you see in the above picture for $5.20!!! Smooth, let me tell you the girl is smooth! (And she learned it from me! Haha!)

So Readers come on over I'll pour you a beverage on which you can coast, and play you some Cole Porter...

-Mick-

7 comments:

Jim Miller said...

Could I interest you in a set of vintage 1950s Samsonite luggage, mayhaps?

ThrifterSisters said...

Now that coaster redo looks like a crafting project that I can handle! I have seen sets a time or two that needed some work and now I know not to be scared of them. Awesome job:-)

Uncle Atom said...

Great job on the coasters, I like em!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

The coasters look great, and I really enjoyed the Lucy video. I had forgotten all about that one.

Missouri Michael said...

The coasters look great!

Amber Von Felts said...

The packaging on the coaster should now say Felty Coasters! Hehe. I found some NIB coasters that are made by Carpette, which means the inserts are actually carpet remnants. I wish they had a holder like yours. I hope to get up to some estate sales this weekend myself. I hope I do as well in the price dept. as you guys have!

Midcenturymadam said...

I love the coasters! If I were in the neighborhood, I'd dance right over for a splash of something. Nice job Mick!