Yes, I had a pretty startling find inside this little side table!
I purchased this at a local thrift store. It was nothing special, but I knew with a coat of white paint it would sell in my antiques booth.
Now play along and don't scroll ahead!!
I removed the drawer then washed and painted, of course I don't have before pictures because who knew this was blog worthy!
I finished painting and then went to pick the cabinet up.
My fingers touched something right up under the front lip where the drawer was. I thought, what is this!!?? There, taped up under the lip was a ..............
SYRINGE, COMPLETE WITH NEEDLE!!!!!
OK, MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, THANK YOU LORD THAT THE CAP WAS ON THE NEEDLE.
I was a nurse in a previous life and knew this was an insulin syringe and I also knew it was commonly used for drug addicts because it is so easy to obtain.
There I stood holding the syringe. I glanced quick to my front gate...I guess I thought I was going to get caught, that the DEA was going to come busting in! "But sir, I bought this at the thrift store, I redo furniture, it's not mine" .............OK, no one was there.
I have never found anything valuable, or odd, in all of my years of thrifting . Once in a while I will find a pretty button in a batch of plain ones.
I am always finding pictures of Jesus behind other pictures.
I think the previous owners feel like me...You can't throw Jesus out!
I am a good Catholic girl and I would go to
Hell in a
So, I have Jesus taped up inside my craft cabinets and all over the garage, I rather like having Him around.
One of my fellow vendors at the antique mall purchased a box of old books and months later went to price them and found the center was cut out of one of the books and it was loaded with jewels!!
This brings me to the question, what have you found inside your thrifty purchases? Anything valuable, odd, or like me, startling??