Saturday, I ventured out to the indoor Flea Market to poke around the tools for a few metal rulers to mount to my work bench and take some pictures of the pyrex for Erica of PinkSuedeShoe.
My service dog, Birdie is so well trained that we always receive compliments on her when we are out. This time was no exception.
|See? I am a GOOD dog. psssst.......Did you see that tool box over there, Mom?|
She was laying down mostly out of the way while I snapped pictures of pyrex. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself about a (pit)Bull in a China Shop, so I had to snap a few pictures of her.
|I'm being a good girl. Are you done yet?|
The tool vendor remembered me from when I bought some hammers & pliers from him a few weeks prior, he was still amused that I passed over dishes, knick knacks and jewelery for tools. I guess seeing a woman's face light up like a kid on Christmas morning at the sight of so many tools isn't a common occurance.
Hey, what do you want? I'm not normal.
I like tools, especiallay old tools that are still functionable, because I will use them. I spent the better part of an enjoyable hour going through bins, boxes, drawers and cases of tools looking for just the right ones. I found my rulers in just the right lengths, so I didn't have to cut them. 2 for $10? Sold to Crazy Lady with the dog. He threw in the leather knife because he liked us, although I am not sure what it's used for.
While looking around, I just happened to catch a glimpse of a little marble dog sitting on a table full of dog items. I've been looking for dog book ends to keep my leather supply catalogs from toppling off the shelf, so I had to have him. The woman at the stall looked down at my well behaved dog laying down while I poked through all the dog figurines, scratched off the $15 price tag and told me I could have him for $5.00 since she knew I'd give him a good home. Sold to Crazy Lady with the Good Dog.
|Flea Market Treasures|
Have a look at this handsome little guy! He has a few dings and scratches, but most dogs who actually work end up with some, it just adds to their character. I got the riveting hammer (L) and the leatherworking hammer (R) along with the nippers and needle nose pliers without scoring on the jaws on my last trip. And of course, I had show off a few of the collars I've made recently. The red one is Birdie's personal collar. I made a harness to match it.