Trash or treasure
I'd say a little of both. Some of it's a bit iffy, but that's all in the eye of the beholder.
Truth be told, some of it's already made the trash heap.
But some of it is just too curious. What in the world is the intention of this knitted piece with all the "buttonholes"? Any guesses? It's still on the needles, but there's no yarn attached, and it didn't come with a pattern.
Those blue needles are short, plastic, and marked "Hasbro, Inc." One of the smaller size metal needles has a serious hook at one end that almost seems on purpose, but I can't imagine why.
This is just a portion of my Saturday haul from just down the street. There was an estate sale there at the end of July -- it was the day before I was to go up north for the weekend, but had to cancel because I'd wrenched my back. It was kind of overwhelming then, plus I was hobbling and in pain and not in the mood for much, and I was mostly just curious about the house. Of all the houses on my block, it's the only other one that I'd consider living in -- it's been "in the family" for 95 years and is relatively untouched. That is both good and bad because it could have used the touch of a good handyman (one skilled in the repair of plaster) a long, long time ago. I suspect (and recommend) that it will have to be gutted. Oh, all that work, on the one hand, to consider with some very fine and unique features on the other -- beautiful, original lighting fixtures and sconces, french doors, leaded glass windows, beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, oak pillars and woodwork and stairway (and a back stairs -- I love that!), TWO oak doors with beveled oval windows, very old old old fixtures for curtains and doorway coverings.
I once thought I might like selling houses.
Anyway, even after a well-publicized and successful estate sale, there was still plenty to pick from. Besides the items above and what's already gone in the trash, I found a very cool bushel basket type thing, a very useful kitchen cart on wheels, several baskets, and two boxes of dishes and glassware. I spent a whopping $7.50.
I hauled home a spindly, hand-made baby changing table ($5) from another sale that will work well to store yarn and/or books in "Vicki's Room." And I found a large end table, ready-made for a mosaic project (reference two boxes of dishes, above, in addition to burgeoning stash) that I may eventually swap with the gorgeous, but small, Victorian one that I use as a chair-side worktable.