I’m so excited to share a few treasures with you today.
Truth be told I haven’t been thrifting as much as usual because I don’t really have the room to store many more treasures.
If too much stuff comes in then some stuff has to go out. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.
That said, I found a few cool things in the last month… and I didn’t have to get rid of anything to keep them. Yay!
This vintage Ingraham pocket alarm clock got me with its turquoise colored hands and numbers. So pretty! Not sure I’ll every actually use it for the alarm, but it’s so nice to look at, and for $2 I couldn’t resist it. It a nice small size, and could pretty much sit anywhere.
So I guess I have the beginnings of a collection here. I do have a thing for clocks I must admit.
From what I’ve read Ingraham made clocks in Connetcicut from the mid 18th century until 1967, when it was sold and changed into a fuse making production facility.
I didn’t know what these were until I got them home. I was in a hurry and didn’t notice the tag when I was a the thrift store.
They’re a collection of different sized macrame hoops! And I got the lot for $1.
Since I don’t intend on taking up macrame, I can thing of many ways to repurpose these.
This set of vintage Pyrex mixing bows was $7, and I love the turquoise and white. The pattern is so fun! From what I’ve read it’s called Butterprint.
I’m going to be on the lookout for more of these.
It looks like they’ve been used a lot because they really need a good scrubbing.
I just couldn’t pass up this red platform shoes salt and pepper set. They’ll be added to my salt and pepper display shelf.
Even though platforms are back these take me to the 70s, a time when I’m sure I probably wore shoes very similar to these.
My high-heeled days are long gone, and I’m totally fine with that, but I still enjoy looking at these shoes.
It seems that I’m the only one in my neck of the woods who wants these tea sets. Works for me!
The volunteer at the thrift store counter told me that when she saw this set being put out for sale she really wanted to get her hands on it and polish the heck out of it. And she asked me if I was going to do that.
When I said “Oh no no no, the heck has to stay put right where it is,” she was quite surprised, but she did laugh.
What can I say, I still can’t resist an old tarnished silver tea set and there will be no polishing done by me.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!