One of the dealers along the way told us an interesting story we had never heard before.
She asked me if I knew about tomato can ottomans.
I guess these ottomans were made from old tin tomato cans back in the depression.
You can see the cans if you turn the ottoman over and look at the bottom.
Back then, people were afraid to put their money in banks and they used to hide their money in the cans and make them into these ottomans. She said she was told to always check these before she sold them. Wouldn't that be super cool to find some old hidden money?!!
I remember my dad telling me a story about an auction he was at and they were selling a bunch of old clothes from the basement of a house. The auctioneers had to call off the auction because there was a bunch of money that was found hidden in the sleeves of some of the old clothes. The family called off the auction as soon as this was discovered!
So if you ever find one of these cuties, buy it!! It might be worth a whole lot more than you pay for it!!