Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Vintage Thingies Thursday.

Here you go with another dual post.

I suppose i do not buy anything much that is not thrifty,
but sometimes they are thrifty, and vintage.
A double celebration then!

Like with these binoculars.

Definitely thrifty. ($3.00)

Definitely vintage.

And definitely one of the most unique pairs
I have ever seen.

Look at the awesome patina and aging going on here.
These are brass, and have metal around the eye pieces.

And can you read the words around the eye holes?
Paris Merchant Marines
Day or night

Here is another thrifty buy,
and although maybe not vintage, old at least.

These are cards from Bingo places here in Eugene,
but they have been closed for years. I mean years!!

I did not measure them,
but think they are about 9x9.
They are on thick cardboard and covered with plastic, and
need cleaning, but they are a bargain,
so you will probably not mind.
FOR SALE(3 for $1.25!!)
I think i have 18 of them left.

This little pile of treasures was garage sale find
where a sales rep was cleaning out her last years inventory.
They were 10-50 cents each.
I bought some, and when i went back the next
day they were half price!
An even better deal.
So i bought more. =0)
butterflies and dragonflies,
fleur de lis stick- ons,
some metal fleur de lis,
metal tags,
two finished tags,
and some little woodlets wood cutout shapes.

And this is not a thrifty 'thing' but a thrifty tip.

Instead of stamping my good paper for each little project i am doing,
(being i am not a stamper and do not always do it well)
I make a master on plain white paper.
That way if it boo boos, or does not stamp all the way,
my good paper, and project are not ruined.
I make a photo copy of the master on my good paper.
Saves time, money and frustration,
especially if you are doing a number of things with the same words.

Thanks for joining in, and be sure to go
visit the other blogs and see all their treasures.

Suzanne at Colorado Lady
Leigh @ Bloggeritaville

barbara jean


Jensmere said...

Hi Barbara Jean...enjoyed your post! My goodness, I just don't know how you find such treasures!!!

Bless you,

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

wow great deal on all the little doodads from the sales rep! And a very smart tip regarding the 'master' sheet.

marian said...

i don't believe it they were only $3??..what a fab pair of binoculars!!

Miri said...

Wonderful vintage binoculars!

Ulla said...

The binoculars look reaaly old and much used. Even better if you can see with them.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That is a wonderful tip on the stamping. Great vintage find on the binoculars.

xinex said...

Great vintage items to treasure! Love the binoculars!...Christine

Coloradolady said...

Wow...what a great post. I love your binoculars...they are really nice, love the pretty.

What a great tip for stamping...I tell you , I have ruined many a paper with trying to stamp something..great tip!

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I love the binoculars!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what great finds! And I really like your idea about stamping :-)

Happy VTT!

ClassyChassy said...

Good idea with the stamper! You are smart AND crafty!

~~Carol~~ said...

Great finds! I love those Bingo cards! And all of those craft supplies were an incredible deal. You are going to be busy for a long time!
Happy VTT!

Postcardy said...

I love those binoculars. And I think the bingo cards could inspire some creative projects.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Barb! we love those binoculars...and the Bingo cards! Fun, fun stuff full of potential!!!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Love those binoculars. I've never seen a vintage pair before. I need to keep my eyes open for some. Perfect for a display.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

jennifer said...

I am SO jealous of all of your treasures. The embellishments were awesome!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Fabulos finds, bu those binoculars are amazing. LOve the patina! Can I share this on my blog tomorrow and link back t you? Thanks for linking to Thirfty Thursday this week! I always enjoy making the rounds to see the treasures that you find! I appreciate your visits to Bloggeritaville, friend! Thanks for your participation!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

Candace said...

Wonderful finds! The binoculars are a real treasure!

The McCrays said...

Ok.. So those binoculars rock!! And what a great deal on all of the craft supplies!! So lucky!!!

Jane said...

I love, love the binoculars...they are too cool and what a great price!!! That is a fabulous find.

The Green Pea said...

I also have the same binoculars from France. I bought them to sell but decided to keep them for myself, I think they are so interesting and love the patina. Great find for $3 I paid quite a bit more for mine. I think they make a great display in a home or office. sandi

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Those binoculars are fabulous! Wow! Linda

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the binoculars. Thanks for the type on stamping. That is a great idea.