What's a good junker to do when she goes to the flea market and finds an awesome vintage industrial rack, only to find it won't fit inside her SUV? Well, after calling her sister (and business partner), Elaine to lament her problem and contemplate how and who could she bribe to come get this gem, she eyes the situation and decided, that rack will fit on TOP of her car and she has a ratchet strap to hold it up.
Only problem is, I don't have a luggage rack and don't particularly want to scratch my roof. So, I engage two of the security guys who work for the flea market to help me with my dilemma and we come up with a plan.
As any good junker should, I at least come prepared with a bed sheet in my car to put under the rack and one of the guys and I hoist this baby up and over the top of the car! Voila'! It works, but they suggest I get another strap to secure it since I let them know I had over 40 miles to drive home.
Thank goodness, I'm at a flea market, because just about anything you can imagine can be purchased at a flea, so I went in search of another strap or strong bungees..... Bungees it was and once secure, I was on my way!
Beverly Hillbillies.... you have nothing on me!!! I can load a car with the best of them when leaving my treasure behind is NOT an option!
Of course, I filled the inside of my SUV up with treasures as well. It was HOT and I was not a pretty sight when I left the flea, but I was smiling and nodding with satisfaction sighing the mantra... "Where there's a will, there's a way!"
Just in case you wondered, here's the rest of my great finds on this hot Wednesday morning at a Texas flea!
|I got six of the these great industrial light fixtures which I was told came from a Wendy's.|
|I found one of these awesome aluminum, vintage patio loungers before and sold it immediately, so when I spotted this one and the price was right, I snapped it up.|
|These aren't antique and most likely not vintage, but I imagine the corrugated tin used to make these decorative flags was vintage.|
|Thankfully this display cart folded down flat with the shelves removed for packing. It's a royal blue. Do you think I should paint it a different color?|
|I found this cool industrial basket which is becoming harder to find at a decent price to resell. I love the handles on it.|