I finally got to get out of the house last Friday and get out to some sales.
Real life activities this summer have really been putting a kink in my yard sale shopping.
Not that I mind that much though. I'd rather hang out at my son's ball game than hang out at an estate sale with people I don't even know and don't even tuck in at night 🙂
When I saw the red handle of this cool vintage kitchen thingie sticking out of a box of cheap silverware, I grabbed it. Red is great to decorate in the kitchen with for the 4th of July, Christmas, Valentine's or just a plain old Tuesday.
At the time I bought it, I was just buying based on the fact it was vintage kitchenware, had a red wooden handle and was 50 cents. But thanks to the good people of Instagram and Facebook who identified this for me, I now know it's a tomato slicer.
Hi, my name is Pam. I am a thermos hoarder.
Yes, I bought another thermos. No, I didn't "need" it. In the traditional sense of the word at least.
This milk glass bowl was only 50 cents, so of course, I needed it too.
I believe it's a flower bowl. Which has never ever seen the inside of a funeral home. Never.
Raise your hand if you know anything about alabaster fruit. Anyone?
Because the only thing I know about it is that if you find some for $1.00, you just have to buy it.
Here's my new buddy, Trigger.
He's missing the clock that used to be to the left of him on the pedestal, but I just sort of fell in love with him, clock or no clock, as soon as I spied him on the table at the sale.
This white wall pocket shaped like a vase was calling out to me. It was saying "Buy me, Pam. You know you'll find something to do with me!"
When I saw this shelf unit, I immediately thought mid-century modern. Or MCM to us in the know 🙂
Not 1,000% sure if that is what it is, but it certainly has that look to it. Please tell me I didn't spend 4 bucks on a garage sale organizer from Target!
Oh, and my oak banker's chair. I could never forget my yummy chair find.
The chair part works (rolls and sits well on the base), but the wood is in horrible shape. Horrible.
Almost looks like someone started to refinish it and then stopped after stripping 1/10th of it. Plus we have paint splotches and masking tape goop on it. A project chair, for sure.
But I have been wanting one of these for my office for YEARS, so when I saw the price, I grabbed it. $5.00
I've never seen one of those things before (tomato slicer), but I imagine I will start seeing them everywhere! Love the wire shelf, really hope for your sake it's MCM. Any spelling errors I attribute to this gigantic advertisement lingering over the comment box on my Samsung S4. I can't see what I am typing!!
I have the exact wire shelf unit. Have had it for years and I probably picked it up at a thrift shop. It is used as a plant rack on the patio. But I doubt it's any type of newer merchandise. I'm guessing 60s or 70s. Love your finds !
You find the best stuff!! I would love to go picking with you~~it would be worth the drive from IL to OH..what's IN when there's Pam & great vintage goodies at the other end?! I had some of my best finds ever this weekend, and I thought of you. Prices in Chicagoland are often a bit higher than you find, but I do get some deals. I can't wait to see your "vignettes"---your thermos styling always makes me reminiscent of kitschy camp stuff from my childhood. 🙂
Great finds, Pam. I, too, collect Thermos and milk glass and would have snapped those two up in a flash. I also have that tomato slicer and use it nearly every day during the summer. Your post makes me feel right at home! Can't wait to see what you do with your finds.
Red-handled kitchen utensils are always a great find and who doesn't need one more thermos! I really love that office chair and can't wait to see the "after." Great finds!!!
Curtains in My Tree
isn't it uplifting to find good junk? I have a couple plaid repo red plais thermos I would like you to have. they look just like the old ones and a friend said oh avon sold those years ago? I never knew I took coffee to work with me in one last winter
great find on the chair for sure
Tazas y Cuentos
Great finds! I love that chair and the tomato slicer, vintage cookware always attracts my attention.
Your posts are always funny and interesting for me.
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You did good! Love that awesome chair, cracks, goop, paint and all. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all these goodies.
Gosh you're funny! Great finds, so glad I popped over for a visit after seeing your 10 Thrift Store Tips on Pinterest. Love the chair--not sure I'd fix it up, might just use it as is. I'm a vintage blogger too; always glad to find others with the same love (and same sickness--hoarding, that is).
Adirondack Girl @ Heart
Just found you from a Pin someone sent me. I think you are hilarious!! Good ideas, and you understand the "Project Mentality" Some people just don't Get It. hahaha!!