Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Vintage Thingie Thursday!!!
Check things out here and then go over to
Suzanne's at Colorado Lady, who is our gracious hostess each week.

And Thrift Store Thursday!

Here are my vintage and not so vintage treasures.
This radio truly is vintage. It is from about 1927.
Has no radio inside, but i think it is just beautiful in design.
(sorry it won't open larger.
I don't know how to get it back to size it should be)

These pics are not vintage,
but i just love the way they look oldish.
HMMM. Wonder how they would look
cream with a dif pic in them??

Another piece that is not vintage,
but is just cool and has a lot of potential.

Oh, how did you get in here!!
You are on me of my thrift store finds.
Well, since you are here I'll just tell you about,
and make this a Thrift Store Thursday post too.
I got this bench, or should i say 'shabby' bench,
at a church sale last weekend.
Would you believe I only paid $1.00 for it??!!

(well i know some of are thinking you
would not have taken it if they paid you!!)
But us shabby girls out there love it!!

OK, now, lets here it from the shabby girls out there!!

Blessings to all of you,
Barbara Jean


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy VTT.. wow.. look at the radio! very unique even without the radio inside.. thanks for sharing your lovely find. Have a great day

Marie Reed said...

That radio cabinet is a dream! I've been looking for something like this everywhere! You're a luck duck my dear!

Keetha Broyles said...

How many years does it take to make something "vintage?"

I ask because, the ottoman isn't NEW, so maybe it DOES classify as vintage!!!


ClassyChassy said...

Is the shabby bench safe to sit on, or set a flower pot on top of??? Good Grief! But it IS COOL! Great find!

Anonymous said...

That gardening table is great! I can't believe they let you have it for a buck!

Coloradolady said...

Barbara Jean...I love that bench...and what a great price.

Your radio is just super, who cares if it works or not...the shell is just beautiful.

Have a great VTT. Loved your post today....great finds!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Firstly, the radio is so glamorous! I would love to have that ottoman; I'm just crazy about them. What an unusual but very attractive bench. I keep looking at it and wanting so desperately to own it so that I can create with it! Please visit and if you like what you see, click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another often!

Kate in NJ said...

Love the shabby bench!
Great vintage pieces.My Mum-in-Law
has that same footstool in her house. ;-)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

I think you have some great finds there. The frames would be fantastic cream. The bench is great too! $1.00 was a steal. I'm with ya'. I love anything crusty, chippy, rusty. You name it.

Holly said...

Cool stuff this week Barbara Jean! Just imagine sitting around that radio in the evening instead of the tv! Love the $1 bench too.

Kayleen said...

1.00 for that bench! That really is a great find! The ottoman has real potential too. I have one that I plan on refinishing too. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Allidink said...

You found such great treasures! You and I are so alike in always thrifting for treasures. I wish we could thrift together! LOL. That radio is neat I loove old radios like that. :)

All the best,

~~Carol~~ said...

That radio is gorgeous! Who cares if it doesn't work--it's sitting there looking pretty! And that bench is shabby perfect. It could work in so many places, inside and out!

Postcardy said...

That bench is unusual with the rack on the bottom. Maybe it always was meant to have plants on it.

Dragonlady said...

Hello, I have the same photos with frames, I got for a 1.00 at thrift store, I spray painted the frame white and then did a black wash over them and put the pics back, cause I like the flowers and they look so much better, there is a pic of them on my blog somewhere..

Miri said...

Great shabby bench but your radio cabinet is just too beautiful! Really stunning!

Lisa said...

Very Beautiful!! Thanks!!

Roslyn said...

The radio is wonderful, does it still work?

elsa said...

that radio is so cool!
what a treasure!
and you scored with that bench- my favorite kind of deals

truly wonderful treasures Barbara Jean- i enjoyed them all

elsa in germany said...

that radio is so cool!
what a treasure!
and you scored with that bench- my favorite kind of deals

truly wonderful treasures Barbara Jean- i enjoyed them all

mub said...

That foot stool reminds me a LOT of one that my great grandma used to have! I need to ask my grandma whatever happened to it.

Donna said...

cool thingy's

CC said...

I love all your things..the radio cabinet is just wonderful..I love the little frames..and that bench!! What a great find. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Bea said...

I love your radio. Yes, I would have paid $1 for that bench. I think I paid much more for one similar once upon a time.

Shabby Chic Junk said...

Hi Barb,
I like your finds, I'm smiling because last weekend I found this cute shoe made into a pin cushion and a small stool with some vintage fabric so I kept material on it and painted the legs white. I will have to share my pictures with you.
Talk to you soon

Susan said...

I have an old tv cabinet from the same time period and it is gutted. I love your radio cabinet. Just imagine everyone gathered around it in the evening listening to a now vintage program.

Anonymous said...

i love that sweet piano stool with queen anne def looks vintage :)