Before I get to the sled (yes, in August), I wanted to give some details on the yard sale I’m having on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The other day I went to Michaels looking for the paper mache deer head I really wanted and should have bought months ago when I first spotted it (don’t you hate it when that happens!) and of course they didn’t have It, so as I was staring at the shelf willing it to appear I spotted this cute little wooden sled and decided it would be a great addition to my Christmas décor.
I wasn’t planning on using this sled in the great outdoors so I didn’t need the super-water/rust/abrasion-resistant-dries-hard-as-a-rock-all-powerful-primer-paint-combo (I totally made that up, but you get the idea.) This sled is going to be a decorative item in the house (boring, I know) so I opted to go with a simple gloss protective enamel paint.
I’m bringing a huge set of my Oma’s Lennox china (in the wheat pattern), antique suitcases, craft supplies, a mid-century metal kitchen cart, cranberry glass, a large lidded basket, rugs, some pieces from Decor Steals (they are fabulous, but I can’t keep them all), 1940’s crystal (in the wheat pattern), things I made for tutorials, vintage table linens, pillows, fabric, ribbon, quilts, mercury glass, leftover props from photo shoots and more.
Whether you are looking for a unique one-of-a-kind antique sleigh or a simple yet elegant vintage wooden sled for your home decor, we have what you are looking for. From the wall of antique TVs when you walk in to the pristine antique arcade games all in working condition in the back, I was blown away on my first visit. All wicker sleds are fantasy items- no original antique sleds made for use in cold weather were made of wicker.
Snow sleds are not an extremely difficult piece of machinery and are durable and still usable. This sled was stored in a barn for decades and has storage wear, dirt, stains, paint loss, scratches, nicks, and some rust. Some serious shooshing, as well as present-transporting, no doubt took place on the Museum’s wooden sled with extended oak and metal runners, circa 1900. We’ll also have some of the usual yard sale stuff like toddler/preschool books, maybe some clothes & toys and I think Jeff is going to sell some of his tools. The steel-rail sleds and others are manufactured in China, but many plastic sleds are made in the U.S. and Canada.