Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A mix of vintage thingies and thrifty deals.

Thrifty Thursday

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Thanks to Suzanne at Colorado Lady for hosting.

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Welcome to another dual post.

Hope you enjoy what you see today.

In the new room for the store,
i am putting an old desk.
Of course then you need some old things to put on the desk.
how about an...

adding machine...
(still needs to be cleaned but could not wait to show you).

and a typewriter.

This thing weighs a ton!!
And have you ever realized how many
little parts there are to a typewriter.


Remember those $1.00 boxes from
the yucky warehouse a few posts back?

Well, this is a $1.00 big metal box.
A treasure all it's own, but wait....
it's full of goodies.
Let's see what's in there....

Boxes. Several boxes.
Gotta love 'em.
Lots of projects you can do with boxes.

And spindles and legs.
10 large ones in all,
and 8 assorted skinny and medium ones.
I have a use for some of those already.
What else was in there?
Oh, over there on the right.
That black thing, hiding.
It's a metal box with lid on top.
Kind of like old mailboxes, but it's not.
There is a little old metal picture frame,
and if you look closely.
Upon the top of the boxes,
is the bottom of something.
Lots of unique things show up in these boxes.

Now, there is only one thing better than a $1.00 box.

And all this was in a free box!!
You got it right. FREE!!
( no comments about 4 more frames please.
after all, they were free.)
Also, a clear glass vintage pitcher,
an old box,
a creamer, pewter salt shaker,
2 vintage bowls,
and some books.

Our friends had an estate sale, and out of what
was left she let me choose things for the store.

It is amazing the number of great treasures
the Lord has blessed us with for the store.
And how nice people are,
and how they want to help a small business keep going.

Blessings to all of you

barbara jean



Tootsie said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! My parents had an old cash register like that when we were kids...they didn't want the new electric ones...this one had charm. They finally did get up with the times...but I did love that old machine...I wonder where it ended up???
great post today...and you can never have too many frames..can you? lol

Ulla said...

Amazing finds! We never have estate sales here, which may be a good thing for me to save my money. Your old frames are in great condition.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Oh Barbara Jean! You really hit the jackpot. I love typewriters and posted about my new one today. I love junk boxes for little money as they always have the best treasures. And nothing beats free.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Postcardy said...

It's good you have a place to put all this stuff. I have to be a lot more selective in what I bring home. I probably would bring home the spindles, but the other stuff is too bulky for me.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that old adding machine and the old typewriter! And that FREE Box!! All kinds of wonderful goodies in there! That clock and squirrel picture are great. I would love to find a bunch of old spindles like you did. So many possibilities!
Happy VTT!

Sarah said...

You got quite a haul there...really good stuff. I find it hard to pass up good wooden boxes!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what an amazing deal!


Coloradolady said...

What great finds, I love all of your goodies. We used to have a typewriter like that, it was the heaviest don't see too many any more....who knows what happened to them!! Have a great weekend and a Happy VTT!!

Barb said...

Yes, it is heavy!!
Bout killed myself off just moving it from work area to a decent place to photo it. =)
In process, towel it was sitting on, along with everything else on the towel, got dropped on the floor. A bunch of my big rusty old nails went in the trash. Of course you know i had to dig them out. =0)

thanks for coming by.

barbara jean


Oh yes the typewriter and carrying
it from room to room brings back
memories. Can't wait to see what you
do with your treasures! :)

Jane said...

I really enjoyed viewing all your fabulous thrifty finds this week. I love old boxes so was jealous when I saw all of those. Loved the little clock in the freebie box too. And I agree that you can never have too many frames...they are useful for so many projects.

Candace said...

Great stuff - I agree with Tootsie - you can never have too many frames - and free at that!

Bea said...

Ahh, the old adding machine. Love it.

Ally0005 said...

You got some great stuff. Love the old adding machine!


CC said...

Ohhh, such wonderful treasures. I love those older typewriters and wish I had a really good working one.
And..your frames are lovely. Happy VTT........

DeniseMarie said...

I hope you put that squirrel picture front and center in the store as a fall decor grouping.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Awesome! Would LOVE to have that typewriter. Good eye! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, my friend!
Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville