As previously mentioned, garage saling has been dormant in 2009. However, even in the darkest cold and rainy mornings, I will head out just to make sure that there isn't a hidden gem waiting for me.
A couple-three weeks ago, I bought the above Japanese lantern. Admittedly, this not an extraordinary example of high end design. And, of course, it is not a period piece unless you consider the 1960's a high point for jet age, Asian disposable trinkets. I think this would make an excellent project to sell in kit form.
I will post photos when it has been refurbished.