Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pumpkin Center Volunteer Fire Department Yard Sale

 It was 5 a.m. when I rolled into the parking lot
at the Pumpkin Center Fire Department field.
This is an annual fundraiser for the station.
Last year, we had just moved into our new home, so we visited as browsers.
I scored by finding a large wooden drying rack
that I use year-round for drying laundry .

 This is a volunteer fire department
and the station closest to our home.
Yes, the area where we live is called Pumpkin Center.
Don't you think the trucks should be a sweet shade of orange?

Folks do love their fishing around here.
Several vendors were selling rods, reels,
tackle boxes and other fishing paraphernalia.

There were quite a few items for enjoying the outdoors.
These lanterns would come in handy 
during a power failure as well.

Vintage tools were a popular item for sale.
I just love thinking about what they had a hand in creating before they landed here.

Some items are so curious.
I should have asked about the use of these two "crank" tools.

The couple in this booth sold handmade jewelry
and handcrafted signs.
I bought myself a pair of sea turtle earrings.

This beautiful display by Pumpkin Center Pottery
caught my eye.
Her wares were sleek and modern, 
and very reasonably priced.

What a cute idea for using terra cotta pots!

We were there with our daisy tote tent.
We sold only a few things and have since decided
to stick with craft fairs from now on.
Although the fee for a booth was inexpensive,
the time could have been better spent doing something else.
We'll be back as shoppers next time though!

You just never know what you're gonna find.

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