It’s already week four of the thrifty treasure series. Time really does fly when you’re busy.
It’s a sports and games theme this week.
When I saw this wooden tennis racket with the little red plaid cover I was both delighted and amazed. Delighted because the plaid cover is so cute and amazed that it is still on a tennis racket that is 40 years old or so. The racket still has the wooden press. Back when I played tennis, badly just let me add, wooden rackets were the only ones around. I was so excited to give my husband a nice new aluminum racket for Christmas not long after we got married. He was a better tennis player than I. Am I giving away my own vintage?
This collection of vintage wooden tennis rackets is in my grandson’s room. He likes vintage things too.
This vintage croquet set is missing a few pieces but that’s ok.
The wood is nicely aged and the paint on the balls is just chippy enough.
The Milton Bradley dominos in the original box from 1970 was a fun vintage find.
It is hard to believe that Milton Bradley died in 1911 and his company is still an industry leader in board games. He is credited with launching the board game industry in North America. Just a bit of trivia for you.
Hey, I never said this was my first domino purchase. I’ve been collecting them for a while to use in vignettes but this is the first set I found in the original box.
Vignettes are always on my mind and I like to use ordinary items in unusual ways like these mini pool balls.
I’m sure these little guys will make an appearance in a vignette soon.
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