Aug 12, 2014

Reinventing Relics in Ririe

My wife had been wanting to go to an antiques place in Ririe, Idaho which is owned by a good friend of ours, Melissa.  So we decided to check it out and see what treasures we could find to take to our new home in Texas.  If you want to know more about this treasure trove click here

Reinvented Relics 

It's a small place, but there's always something for everyone.

The owner is super nice.

What we found

You can find from farm and cattle items...

 to kitchenware...

and stuff that we had no idea what they were.

Celena trying on old cop hats.
We also found great-grandma outfits.
For some reason we also found a Mexican Flag (which the owner, Melissa, gave to me for Free)
What EMTs used to wear a long time ago.
Some old Cola cases.

An old medallion of INEL, later renamed to just INL (Idaho National Laboratory)
Budweiser pool table lamp.

I believe this was to make noise for duck/bird hunting

Interesting gadget

Hershey's Chocolate Box, the chocolate was already gone :(

What we bought

With all the cool stuff that we saw, we actually bought some things that we knew would be useful.  For example, my wife liked this box, which was screwed onto a stand, so Melissa just unscrewed it and sold us the box for half the price. 

Cuban cigar box
Cool horse, which actually goes with a clock we are restoring.

My wife later decided to paint it and add a darker color.  This was the final product.

We enjoyed our visit and found stuff that we would not have anywhere else.  Although we like going to places like these, we try not to accumulate junk.  If it can be useful other than just sit there or if we have an idea to fix it and make it look better, we take it.   I recommend you to try and visit places like these.  Even if you don't buy anything, it's fun and you may find things that could save you money if you were to buy it new.