Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday's Treasures

I was out of town for three days last weekend visiting family and friends, but of course I still made time for some junking on Saturday morning with my mom.  My goal was to focus on stuff that didn't need a major makeover, just a cleaning and a few tweaks here and there.  Mission accomplished!

Junking Finds
Bargains galore!  The most expensive thing here was the old oval frame I found at Goodwill.  The metal stools are just chippy and rusty enough to add character without needing any work at all. 

1970s Replogle globe
I knew this globe wasn't real old, but the price was right and the stand is metal.  I dated it from the late 1970s based on this chart

This chippy old floor lamp has seen better days, so I'll replenish my lamp parts stash and use the pieces for other projects.

How could I pass up a tiny tray full of thimbles and a Harrah's sewing kit?  I'll make necklaces out of the plain ones, then sell the rest.

This sweet note is still taped to the back of the tiny tray. 

I spotted this little greenhouse from the street and managed to get my hands on it before anyone got close.  It's not old, but it's shabby and faded enough to give it real charm.

The Smith Corona typewriter from the early-mid 1960s is in perfect working condition.  What a bargain!  I'll use the fireplace tool stand to display necklaces, the vanity stool may or may not get a new pad, and I already added a pretty flower label to the plain metal waste basket.  I'm working on repurposing the rusty green rake, then I'll need to remove all the money I'm hoping to find behind the picture.

vintage chandelier crystals
Look what I found buried in a box of office supplies.  I was excited to buy dozens of pens and pencils, a load of paper, and some miscellaneous crafty stuff for $5, but it sure sweetened the deal when I got home and discovered 60+ chandelier crystals hiding at the bottom.

Yes, I love your font.  Now I'm trying to decide if I should keep you or sell you.  



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40 comments:

  1. Oh wow Betsy, what fun finds. Especially the surprise of all of those lusters! What will you do with them?

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  2. That is quite a haul!!! Wow.

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  3. What a great haul! Can't believe you got all of those crystals. Pay dirt!! You really found some good stuff.

    Can't wait to see what you do with all of it!

    Judy

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  4. You scored Betsy! Love all the junk!

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  5. Love the little greenhouse. That will be fun to decorate with. The real prize is the crystals. Looks like you had a real good day.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. OK, who finds 60 crystals in the bottom of a box of office supplies? You are the master! Besides the crystals I'm loving the stools and the greenhouse. So great that you can go junkin with your mother...sounds like you had a good time. Have a great weekend!
    xoKathleen

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  7. OH you did find the goodies! Of course I love them all...but those crystals were really a find!

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  8. Wow! All of it is awesome and how exciting to find all those crystals when you weren't expecting them at all. Those are the best kind of finds!

    ~Trisha

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  9. Some great finds!!!! That note is interesting to me because Lockwood is a family name on my mother's side.....I love the tray full of thimbles and I would have been very excited to find all those chandelier crystals!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  10. S.C.O.R.E.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a GREAT SURPRISE at the BOTTOM of the box! Goes to
    show that you just NEVER know what is hidden treasure!

    Happy for you!!!!! You rock!

    hugs!

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  11. A wonderful selection. I love the thimbles and the oval frame. I've recently seen someone take a fairly similar frame, paint it hot pink and use it to frame kids' drawings. I was a bit surprised at first but then it grew on me I could see fun in it. But I still hope that your pretty frame can retain its dignity :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Great finds, Betsy! I'm especially in love with the rake and the greenhouse but everything else is wonderful too. The typewriter has such a pretty font and the treasure box was a bargain for sure.
    Have a happy weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  13. Oh wow! I'm trying to pick a favorite! I love the typewriter....the color Is perfect. That little greenhouse is adorable too! The stool, crystals, globe....I could go on! I never find good deals on globes or typewriters. Enjoy all your new treasures!

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  14. What a fantastic haul. I love the old stools and the cute chair, the crystals, the greenhouse, the typewriter....all are just so fun....you will have so much fun creating new pieces with some of these.

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  15. You found some fantastic things. Well done!

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  16. Great finds! I would be squealing with delight over the chandelier crystals!

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  17. If there was such a thing as "tackle thrifting", and I'm sure in some circles there is, I would have tackled you for most of these goodies! What a wonderful haul! WOW!

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  18. Betsy, a very good haul my friend. Lots of cute things, a few projects and all that bling! I love the little green house, that's my favorite of your finds this week.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Love everything, I want to come shopping with you ;)

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  20. I love your finds, Betsy -- and your tweaks will be perfect. Love the idea of the fireplace stand to hold the necklaces and the aqua typewriter is wonderful. Doesn't it make you smile to find sweet notes tucked in things or taped behind? I'd say you would have had plenty of competition in the buying department -- good for getting what all you did!

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  21. Oh Betsy, I vote you keep the typewriter. That font is remarkable!! Hope you found lots of money hiding behind the picture, too! 8+)

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  22. Wow! What a haul! I love several of your items and those crystals...great find! I paid $8 for 10 like those to use on a project. I want to use a watering can and hang crystals from it to look like they are "water drops" falling and hang outside!!

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  23. Nice haul! You really did good on the crystal chandelier prisms.
    Find any money behind the picture? :) The fireplace stand will be perfect for hanging necklaces or bracelets.
    Enjoy the weekend !

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  24. What fun and great finds! Love the oval frame and the typewriter...I think you should keep it! ;) Such a pretty font on it too! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  25. Your goodies look like something one would find upon opening a large old treasure chest!! You are one lucky girl!

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  26. I LOVE that green house. I'd have snapped that one up for sure!
    Brenda

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  27. Great finds! Love the little greenhouse and those stools!
    I need to get out and do some picking and could only hope to find a haul like you did!!
    Have fun!

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  28. All of your finds are absolute treasures but those chandelier crystals are the real prize!! I really love the rake and the frame and the globe too. Anything with a personal inscription is extra special!

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  29. Ok...I need to go junkin' where you go! Great finds! (I always make time to go when I travel too!) Blessings, Cecilia

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  30. Wow! How awesome to find those chandy crystals in a box of office supplies. Great find! I love that little greenhouse, and all those little thimbles are really sweet. What a lovely note on the bottom of that tray. I love finding things like that.

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  31. Score big time!!!! I see you had some excitement with the bear last week!!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

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  32. Betsy, I love your vintage finds especially the surprise find of chandelier crystals. sb

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  33. So much to love! I don't even know where to start so I will just say, thank you for that globe chart! That will come in handy!

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  34. Such WONDERFUL finds, Betsy. Definitely look into that typewriter - it's actually fairly uncommon. I had one that typed cursive and sold it for $300! Although the $300 was really nice, I'm upset I sold it. If you are looking to get rid of this one for a reasonable price, I'd be happy to buy it for my wedding... I want one for the guest book! :)

    PS: I have a new domain for my blog: melissasantiques.net. There's an updated bloglovin' follow button and email subscription button. :)

    Have a great week!

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  35. Super fun finds...love the stools, and that sweet note on the tray...and those crystals?? SCORE. I would keep that typewriter with the lovely font. I can see it coming in handy for project embellishments. Dreamy vintage :)

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  36. Wow, Betsy, you hit the mother lode! I love everything you found. The globe would be my prized find for the day. I have been slowly finding globes to add to our home office. Since hubby uses this room it seems like a collection that would be fitting and that he would be okay with. : ) Love the terrarium and that frame is stunning.

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  37. Betsy, you did score! LOVE the greenhouse, and those crystals were such a bonus! :)
    Susan

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  38. I like the stools...when I was little, I had a red one with a back (like your yellow one) that I sat on at the kitchen table. I would love to find one like it to use for my grandbabies now. Just missed one at a yard sale last year--I was too slow...maybe I'll luck across another one sometime.

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