Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hercules Rx Record File

Isn't this a cool old file? I LOVE it!
Found it clearing out my dad's file closet.
Wish I had thought to ask him how he came
to have it. I'm looking around for a place to
keep it. Probably in my basement with all the
other treasures I'm looking for the perfect
place to display.

On Etsy I saw one just like it, except that each of the
doors had the label. They were asking $190.00 plus shipping.
There was also one on Ebay with a starting bid of $25.00.
I like free.

Small Remembrance Trinkets

Several years ago I began collecting things that reminded me of my grandpa. My mom's dad.
I had a lovely old box that I'd hoped to turn into a shadow box of sorts.
My first find was the "Bartje" figure. Next came two tiny wooden shoes. Then, a bowling pin and some dominoes. Old wooden bingo pieces marked his birth date. And I even found an old Dutch Bible.
This weekend I found one more piece. A small Boston Terrier.
I'm not so sure about the shadow box idea anymore.
Maybe I'll just make them a paper house around which they can all stand, looking expectant.
I'll be looking for a small Friesen Flag.

How Do You Like My New Glasses?

Look! I was SO happy to find these five juice glasses.
They actually cost less than what I've seen these types of glasses sell
for individually, so of course, I was extra thrilled. And, they were in a
case at an antique mall. Hmmm. Thrift store owners could learn
much by strolling through an antique mall every once in a while.

Old-Timey Time

Found this clock (it's two faced) while thrift shopping with one of my sisters.
It is dated 1966.
I LOVE the colors.
Fifty cents.
Not that I think I'll ever find them, but I would LOVE to own the large cardboard cut-outs of "Mother, Father, Dick, Jane, Sally, Puff, and Spot".
They were up high in my first grade class room and I always wanted to play with them.
We never did.

And the Collection Grows!

Certainly I've told this story before, but I once had to pass up a very nice complete set of these.
Next to the complete set was a second tea pot. I did get that.
And, over the years I've added the three plates.
One at a time.
Found another one over the weekend!
I just LOVE treasure hunting!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tiny Treasures

I am just crazy about these tiny little girls! They were my favorite find of the day.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Doll

This one came with a body!
Just as I was about to leave my second thrift store of the day I went to the back of the store to check for flash cards.
As I arrived to that area, someone pushed a cart out of the back room. This doll, clad in flannel pajamas, was on the very top.
I could NOT help myself. I gasped audibly, grabbed it and ran.
Since I am ever budget watching, I put one thing back.
I left the store with two items. This doll, and a new roll of brown crepe paper.
Total cost for both items?

Kitschy Kitchen Finds

I'm really liking the yellow step stool.
Red would have been my first choice, but since I found such a great deal on the yellow one I'm happy with it.
And just look at those dishes.
Oh, the fun we shall have playing with these!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Shiny Red Shelf

So THIS is where I put my new figurines (see below, where i refer to them as 'thingies').
I found the lovely 'oh-so-shiny-red' shelf at a barn sale.
Presently I've just decided to ignore the fact that my kitchen wallpaper is not going to remove itself. We have the paint. In fact, the lower half of the kitchen is already painted. But oh, how I HATE removing wallpaper.

How Could I Resist?

That girl is READING. And, she has a duckling. Not to mention her being part of a pair.
And they were part of a booth offering 50% off.
So, together they came to $2.50.
I used to collect these "Made in Japan" thingies way back in high school. Actually, I don't think I collected them, I just confiscated my mom's collection and set them around my bedroom.
Now.., where to put them...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Great Weekend for Thrifting!

This BEAUTIFUL book was found Saturday at the sale at "Somewhere In Thyme". I'm glad they have a Facebook Page, or I may have missed out.
My FAVORITE booth there had everything for 50% off.
So, for ONE DOLLAR I am the happy owner of another old music book.
This is from a series of which they had more. But, me, being someone who could stand a few more lessons in self-control, left some for the other kids.
It has a lovely inscription from a brother who gave it to a library in memory of his sister. Makes me treasure it all the more.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

LOVE these!

Would you look at what I found at the thrift store tonight?
And for a mere, a mere I say, FORTY-NINE CENTS!

Nice Latin Book

Made a stop at a thrift store tonight. THGGM wanted to look for a carpet remnant. He found one.
And I found this!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sorry Kids

THIS was my FAVORITE find! AMAZING price, and at an antique mall no less.
Even the cashier did a double-take and pronounced it a fabulous deal.
But, my children. They will not understand.
Expecially since I HATED that doll head in the first Toy Story movie.
Seriously. I am just too easy to buy for. Find an old doll along the side of the road, rip it's head off and wrap it up for me for Christmas. I would be thrilled.

Another One!

I'm always SO VERY HAPPY when I find these!

music Music MUSIC

Yes. I really do play this stuff.
"My Heart Stood Still" - I gasped when I found this. LOVE that song.
And the Bradley Easy Piano? So playable! This was published in 1974. Lots of Carole King and David Gates. Too fun.

Maybe. Maybe Not.

Found a pair of valences at a thrift store today.
The colors and the nautical theme seemed perfect.
Now I'm not so sure about the blues.
If not, I could always use them as a bed-skirt since the blues would not actually be touching.
Or, I could run some elastic through the rod pocket and make a cute little skirt for Famke!
Not really.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Found a very nice copy of Pilgrim's Progress for only a dollar. Nicely illustrated, too!