|Just a small fraction|
|I didn't measure, but this was well over two feet long|
There was no way the vendor didn't recognize my interest and excitement as he showed off the few skeleton keys and the ancient skate key. I was prepared for him to sell the keys in small sets or for an astronomical price.
I was surprised when he said the whole bunch was FIVE DOLLARS!
|The skeleton keys and skate key are in this poor picture|
Pat handed him a twenty, but there was no change to be had. I immediately asked if he would hold the keys for me while we shopped, and we'd definitely be back for them with a lower denomination bill. He was more than pleased to do so.
As we explored the other booths, I found some chandelier crystals (pictures later) and that purchase broke the twenty. We headed back for my chain of keys. All we had was a ten and four ones and the vendor STILL didn't have change. I convinced Pat to just give the gentleman the $10 bill for the keys, I thought it was well worth it.
|Just a few of the lengths of keychains in this score|
Pat says we've got to work on my flea market skills. Apparently, paying double is NOT a good thing. As well, I need to restrain my excitement when I find something I like. In particular, I shouldn't gasp and proclaim "LOOK!" when I discover a cool item. You live, you learn.
|There were all kinds of cool pieces in the mix of keys including this little lock|
I spent a good deal of yesterday afternoon
|Check out the awesomeness of these!|
It sounds like these keys are going to be a little bit of work for me, but I'm so excited about them. What do you think? Was it a good deal?
And do you have any tips on cleaning or ideas for projects with them?