i unconsciously developed a theme early on in the yard sale marathon:
i have a weakness for vintage school + office supplies, and perhaps an even greater weakness for vintage containers.
combine the two and i'm hopelessly smitten.
a little rust? who cares?
a ding? a dent? not a problem.
still totally functional in my eyes.
[and in my office]
also in my returning luggage were vintage school locker baskets (at only $5 bucks each I could not resist) + vintage metal bakeware pans.
....all in the name of office organization, of course.