I've got an event coming up in a few short weeks in Old Town Clovis where I'm going to be selling some of my vintage and hand made items--- so I thought it was high time to work on some new display pieces.
I was planning on getting rid of this two tiered vintage shopping cart for awhile now, but thought I would take one last look at it before putting it up for sale... It was missing some of the woven metal pieces that make up the baskets so I thought it looked pretty ratty. Recently at an antique sale I had seen -just the basket for this shopping cart with a hefty price tag where they had just used heavy gauge wire to recreate the missing pieces. Duh. So, now that I've done that to my baskets I'm in love with it once again. I had previously made fabric liners for the baskets and decided to remake some to match the ruffly table cloth I use at my outdoor selling events.... I found some ruched white fabric so it was easy-peasy to whip up the new inserts for the baskets. Now, I'm smitten with my vintage shopping cart once again.... *swoon*
I was curious about the selling price/value of this shopping cart. I had bought it for $5.00 a few years ago... *score* I found one on Ebay with the asking price of $410.00.... Here is part of what the seller wrote about the shopping cart:
This is a rare find! You are viewing
the two wire basket trolley which happens to be the
first shopping cart. It is said to be invented by Sylvan Goldman, who owned the
chain grocery stores called ‘Piggly-Wiggly’.
These carts were developed in the late 1930's for
his stores and then later patented in 1940's. Goldman was inspired by the antique folding chairs you see today!
I would sell mine for $200.... any takers? *laughing*
A few weeks ago I bought a two tiered display piece for $2.00. After painting it white..... you guessed it- I added a ruched liner to it as well.
I love it...
Now I have to pull out my bins of things I've made and just load everything up. It is going to be a fun day selling and hanging out with like minded people. A BIG thank you to my friend Diannia for telling me about this event so I could get in on the fun!