Thursday Thrifty Treasure Week 6

Welcome to Week 6 of Thursday Thrifty Treasure.  Last week I shared the beautify buoy from Goodwill and I thought that was my all time favorite thrifting find but I was wrong.  Last Friday on a whim I stopped into a thrift store that isn’t one of my usual haunts.  I picked up some Christmas tins and mugs for a project that you will learn more about very soon.  As I checked out with my fun Christmas purchases I noticed a box of very old black and white photos on the counter.  As I flipped through them it just hit me that I must have a few of them.


This photo of a dashing young man caught my eye.

Hansome Closeup

Isn’t he handsome?

Corporate Life

Since I toiled away in a corporate environment where men were in the majority for many years this photo hit home with me.

Corporate Life Closeup

Wonder how this lone woman felt in a dominantly male workplace?  BTW it never bothered me but I worked with a great group of guys.

Harper 1

Harper looks like it is an automotive establishment of some sort,  garage maybe.

Harper 1 Closeup

This photo makes me wonder what they were doing posing with their cars all lined up.  Was it just for the photo?  There are even a few kids in the photo.

Harper 2

Is S Harper another view of the Harper establishment or a totally separate business?  I wish I knew.

Harper 2 Closeup

Even back in the day these guys all took time out of their busy day for a photo-op.

Young Lady

What a beautiful young lady she was.

Young Lady Closeup

She looks less than excited to have her photo made.  Maybe she was a tomboy forced into a dress for the photo.


I love this adorable toddler in her ruffled dress.   The fabric of the dress looks like a delicate flower pattern and my gosh how many petticoats did it take to make this little dress stand out like this?

Toddler Closeup

Couldn’t you just kiss those chubby little cheeks?  Looks like she thinks getting her photo made is very serious business.

All of these photos spoke to me and I wanted to give them a new home.   There is a story behind each photo and I would love to know each and every story.  In fact I loved all the old photos in the box by the register and wish they all could have come home with me.   These photos are my new favorite thrifting find.

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Sharing with some of these lovely hosts and hostesses

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A Stroll Thru Life

Savvy Southern Style

Stone Gable

We Call It Junkin

Knick of Time

A Delightsome Life

Nifty Thrifty Things

Pieced Pastimes

Sir Thrift a Lot

Melissa’s Antiques

Ivy and Elephants

Katherine’s Corner

Funky Junk

Chic on a Shoestring

Revisionary Life


  1. I was in Good Will this week looking for a beautiful buoy of my own. Sigh. No buoys. Now I have to go back and look for some awesome photographs 🙂 Love them all and your “read” on each of them.

  2. what lovely photos. You are right that first gentleman is handsome. Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

  3. distresseddonna says:

    Like you, I like to imagine who the people were and where they were. Love the old photos and hope you were able to purchase more of them. I am careful to label the backs of true relatives to distinguish them from pretend relatives.

    • Good idea to mark old photos of my own relatives so neither me or my kids claim the pretend relatives. I might like to claim the handsome man though.

  4. I always love coming across old photos. Thanks for sharing @ TTF.

  5. I love old photos! They stir up my imagination, wondering about the people and places in them!

  6. jeanniemaries says:

    What interesting photos made even more so by your comments and musings about them. I’m like that too, I wonder about so many things I can’t possibly ever find the answer to! Saw you over at Sir Thrift a Lot’s party, but didn’t join it yet.

  7. This looks amazing! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. I wrote a blog post recently about visiting an Antique mall where lots of bridal portraits were displayed. there was one that particularly caught my attention. The veil and flowers were immortalized in the portrait. How very sad that the family members let these treasures go.
    Here is my blog post if you’d like to take a look.


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