I’ve been going to the Christie Antique Show for years now and normally everyone there is met with either rain, mud, wind or cold. Usually it’s all 4 of those things. So it came as a bit of a shock when Fish Pedicure, Betty, myself and Pink Tool belt got out of the truck the day of the sale to find dry soil to walk on, a cloudless sky and hair that stayed where it was when you left the bathroom in the morning.
Which isn’t to say your hair was left in the bathroom, it was in it’s proper place on your head.
We almost got back in the truck figuring we’d accidentally driven an extra 23 hours and landed in Texas. Since we’re all extremely stupid on Christie sale day it wouldn’t have been impossible. It’s hard not to get giddy with stupidity when you’re anticipating finding the exact perfect thing that you’re looking for.
Decades into going to this show I still feel like I’m going to leave with whatever it is I’m on the hunt for. In this case it was Ironstone. Mended platters, bowls, … that sort of thing.
So you know I was on the hunt for Ironstone. Which looks like this by the way …
Ever. It’s kind of a thing.
This is what I did bring home.
A vintage General Electric chrome floor buffer. Ironic that a tool for cleaning is so filthy. I’ll get around to cleaning it some time.
The chrome is in great shape though. It gleams like a drip of bosom sweat.
Other than the grime on the handle, base and cord it’s in perfect condition. Which is a good thing since I plan on actually using it on my floor.
How do I know it runs? Well I was going to plug it into the office at the show but I wasn’t allowed to. Something about worrying about knocking out the entire grid blah, blah. Whatever.
So I brought it home, plugged it in, then spent the next hour chasing after it. This little sucker spun it’s way right around my kitchen taking out 2 cats, a stool and my left leg in the process.
The only thing bad thing about this buffer? You can’t serve a turkey on it.
That’s not true. You totally could. You’d just have to place your guests strategically around the machine with oven mitts and face guards on. Then turn ‘er on and watch the guests jump, block and dive for their dinner as it comes spinning at them.
Now that I think about it, this is kind of way better than an Ironstone platter.
Have a good weekend everyone, I’ll see you on Monday with an easy tutorial on how to make a Lazy Susan.