Saturday, September 26, 2015

Toni & Fran's Visit to Storage Wars (Sonora, CA)

Last weekend, I traveled up to Sonora, CA to see Fran who just had a birthday.  She hates to admit her age, but she turned 88 years young.  And of course we went shopping to celebrate.  Even though it was 100 degrees and rising, we went to the storage lockers flea market, which is held 2 weekends a month.  This flea market is off Tuolumne Road (on Eagle Drive) in Sonora.  We braved the heat to see what treasures we could find.  I bought a few things including a vintage rhinestone bow tie ring for only $5.  Fran remembered that she had one in high school (in the 1940's), so I knew it was a good investment and in perfect condition.  I bought Fran a vintage doll from the 1940's for $25.  She loved it.  She also bought many other things, including 2 Orchard Supply wooden boxes (very dirty) that I had to clean off before putting in my car, getting a sliver in my finger doing it.  My dad told me that they looked like the boxes that were used in fruit orchards in the 1930's and 1940's.  Fran is going to sand them herself and put antique dolls in them.  I'm sure the next time I see them they'll be transformed.  Enjoy the photos! Toni
 Fran shopping at the flea market outside of storage wars - all proceeds go to homeless veterans

 Welcome to storage wars flea market
 Fran checking out the crib for baby gifts

 Fran is ready to shop
 Super hero taking in some sun at the flea market
 A view of the flea market

 Fran & her new antique doll
 Storage wars vendor
 Slot machines - good luck

 Vintage leather jacket
 More storage fun
 Vintage pocket watches
 Three cuties peeking through the window
 Vintage broach - spectacular
 What an amazing set but $300??

 The storage unit says "Come in"

 Remember Burt Reynolds??
 Two cows ready to gallop
 Vintage leather belts
My rhinestone bow tie ring from the 1940's

 Paintings on saws

 Inside a storage locker

 Gorgeous vintage leather bag

 Fran with her loot.  She wanted to buy more but it wouldn't fit in my car