Since I am working a lot on my antique booth and not thrifting as much as usual, I am going to share a few of my favorite finds of all time. Two of my favorites are recent finds and I shared them with you here and here; however there are a several more. Some of these I have never shared with you even though you may have seen them in a post here and there.
One find that I cherish is my sweet blue Royal typewriter. She is a beauty. I found her one nasty rainy Friday evening when I went by my favorite thrift store in Smyrna. I was feeling kind of blue and thought a little thrifting trip might perk me up and it did. As I walked along looking at the mountains of housewares they always have, I heard a clacking sound that I hadn’t heard for years. Suddenly I realized it was a typewriter. I whirled around to find a little girl banging away on the keys. As little kids often do she quickly lost interest and I scooped up the typewriter along with its original case and took off for the cashier.
She holds a place on honor in my Living Room on a table desk I picked up at the same thrift store.
The fact that she’s blue is all the sweeter to me.
I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this vintage brass drum stool for $10. Although it looks pretty bad here I knew a little TLC would make all the difference.
Here is how it looked after I applied some Rub ‘n Buff in Antique Gold. What a difference a little elbow grease makes. See my original post here.
As things often do in my house she has moved around. Her last move was from the living room to my new home office creating a cozy reading nook.
You know how you look and look for something and finally find it. Then you hesitate because the price is a litter higher than you wanted to pay. That’s exactly what happened to me the day I found this chippy white Columbia Family Scale at Scott’s Antique Market. I decided to pass. Walking around I kept thinking about the scale. Finally I decided that it was a must have. First, I had to remember exactly where it was, then walk up and boldly ask for a discount. When I got back to the vendor the scale was missing and she was already packing up for the day. So I sheepishly asked if she sold the scale. “Oh no” she said. “My husband is wrapping it up now.” I almost screamed but calmly said “I want it, have him wrap it up for me”. Yes, I paid the full asking price but I have seen similar ones listed on Etsy for twice the price paid.
The scale sits in my kitchen holding my Shawnee Chanticleer pitcher filled with some vintage flatware. I found Mr. Chanticleer at the Lakewood Antique Market many years ago and it was love at first sight. You must agree he is quite handsome.
Today, I decked it out for fall.
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