We were in Reno last weekend, it was our usual November trip with the in-laws. There is an Antique Arms show there that Mr. Really Bad (father-in-law) shows at. He is an edged weapons expert. I talked about that in this post.
Anyway, I get bored just thinking about slot machines so Mr. Bad and I took off to Silver City one day, doing some exploring. Silver City is pretty much a ghost town but we found a little antique/steampunk store and spent some time chatting with the natives. I found a couple frames, so I was happy. Plus I went around taking pictures of the dilapidated buildings.
We also went up to Truckee and on the way I checked garage sales on Craigslist from my phone. I couldn't help myself! Honest! And Mr. Bad was cool with it, so we went to an Estate Sale. Wow, is all I can say. Retail prices all the way through. Truckee is a wealthy community so maybe that's why the prices were so high, but it was surprising. I did come away with a cabinet with nice details, so I'm not complaining too loud.
Here I am bundled up in Truckee at the coolest gas station ever.
Between Reno, Silver City and Truckee I came home with some fun things.
More typewriters? A disaster of an old frame, a picture, little table, AWESOME suitcase and the Truckee cabinet.
I love this frame but it falls apart a little more every time I look at it.
This will be fun to paint.
Really fun to paint!
Can you believe those casters?
Last but not least, this incredible suitcase that my father-in-law gave me!