Combing through thift shops, antique stores, and estate sales feels rewarding when you find something you love. Along the way, you're bound to come across some items that are either touchingly sentimental or just plain weird — and these particularities and peculiarities are half the fun.
From a table with jean-wearing "legs" to a pair of vintage passport photos, the finds in this Slate slideshow get you thinking about all the things that wind up at estate sales. The story behind them remains largely unknown, and history — or, in this case, mystery — is a huge part of secondhand shopping's appeal. I know I'd like to know, who seeks out a denim-clad table? Who wore that wedding dress and when?
Have you ever made a particularly strange, sweet or funny estate sale find?
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