How a collection starts...

I didn't wake up one day and decide I needed a collection of vintage shoe sizers. Sometimes these things find you. I found these wooden shoe sizers at a garage sale last summer. Loved them. Couldn't believe someone had not snatched them up before I got there.

I had never seen shoe sizers like this. I was going to put them in the shop, but they wound up on a shelf in my closet until I could hang them on the wall. I thought it would be nice to hang them in there with my (cough, cough) "collection" of shoes.

Then I was at an auction on New Year's day. Dr Scholl came home with me. It was really dirty (I didn't take a photo of it prior to cleaning). I cleaned it up this morning. It is really cool. As you move the lever on the left side, your shoe size automatically shows up in the window.

There is a patent date of 1931 on this.

And then yesterday I found this at a garage sale. So I snapped it up.

So THAT is how you wind up with a vignette of shoe sizers displayed on the wall of your closet. The clock was already there. The shoe sizers fit nicely around it. The clock had to stay. I need to know how much time I have spent deciding what to wear in the morning. You may have noticed that only three of the wooden ones made the cut. I didn't want to crowd it and it was a duplicate. That one will go in the shop.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.