TTT Week 35 Vintage Finds

 Well things have smoothed out a bit around here since tax time and spring break are over and my thrifting routine can resume.

TTT Wk 35 title

Here’s what I found.

Still Life Painting

A new favorite find is this still life painting of flowers dated 1975 by Rumer.   The colors used in the painting attracted me to it initially but the beautiful flowers made me put it in the buggy.

Still Life

The frame doesn’t capture the elegance of the painting so I plan to remove it and hang the canvas frame-less.

Key Keeper

This small wall key hanger in the outline of a house is so adorable.  This brass beauty is on its way to the booth this week.

Spring Night

I try to resist, I really do but when there is a pretty cup and saucer in perfect shape at a very good price, who could resist.  This one is Spring Night made in Japan.

BlueWhite Haviland

This beautiful bread and butter plate with blue flowers is so delicate and sweet.  It is by Johann Haviland, Bavaria Germany.  Since its blue and white I may have trouble parting with it.

Mid-Century Coffee Carafe

The small carafe isn’t marked but it is similar to some mid-century Pyrex ones I found on ETSY.  It is an individual serving carafe for coffee or tea and it holds about a cup and a half.  Do you remember ever being served coffee or tea from a small carafe like this in a restaurant?

Avon Bird of Paradise

You find vintage Avon bottles fairly often in thrift stores around here.  Normally I don’t buy them but this one caught my eye because as well as perfume bottle it is also a small vanity mirror.  When I checked out at the thrift store the clerk told me she had this same Avon bottle on her dresser as a kid and that she is in her fifties.  Well the math works because this bottle is from the 1970’s.  It was originally filled with Bird of Paradise cologne.  Some is even dried inside the bottle.

Avon Thru the Looking Glass

 Avon called it the “Looking Glass”.  The handle is actually a screw off top.

Chinese Checker Board

A neighboring booth at my antique mall had this tin Ohio Art Chinese Checker board for $2.oo (regular checkers on the flip side).    It didn’t have checkers or marbles but I thought how cute it would look on the wall in my grandson’s room.  The graphics are bright and colorful.  So I splurged and spent the $2.00 and I’m glad  it is from the 1960’s.

Bowling Trophy

My best friend’s mother was a bowler in a ladies league.  I wonder if she ever received a trophy like this one.   This trophy was for “High Game Handicap” in the “Bowling Belles” league for the years 1972-1973.  Don’t you love the league name?


I love the bowling trophy bowl displayed with my mini trophies on the ladder in my family room.

Tippa Typewriter

I never heard of a  Triumph Tippa typewriter until I found this one at the thrift store.  After a bit of research I learned that it is a mid-century compact portable typewriter.  It was originally made in Germany but through mergers and acquisitions the production of these compact typewriters moved to Japan.

Triumph Tippa Typewriter

 The typewriter has a low profile and is attached to the bottom of the case so that you just snap on the top and away you go.

Vintage Clocks

As a backdrop on some of the photos you can see my vintage clock collection in a new cubby display crate that I found at Target a few weeks ago.  I was going to devote a whole post to it but soon realized you have seen most of my vintage clocks at one time or another except the little tea pot one on top which is a new to the collection.  I found it at one of my favorite antique stores last Monday.

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  1. So many great finds! I am partial to vintage typewriters and your clock display is fabulous!

  2. Oooo, love the bread and butter dish!!!!

  3. Such great vignettes with your lovely finds. Your clock collection looks great your crate.

  4. You found some real goodies. I love the Avon mirror. And your clock collection is so cool. I found a clock at a thrift store. I am not sure how old it is…but it looks retro.

  5. I just love all of your treasures! The Chinese checkers board sparks a memory from childhood for me. I am very envious of you clock collection!

  6. laura70inak says:

    Well even in if it’s not vintage I love the display, it’s perfect for clocks! I too buy paintings and then strip off the frames and use them without, frames can be so distracting.

  7. I love all your pretty treasures, especially the typewriter and the clocks. I’m going to feature your clocks on my FB page tonight. Thanks so much for sharing with Vintage Inspiration Party.

  8. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog — would you mind making it “Dagmar’s Home” ? I absolutely love that cubby – I wonder if it’s still available at Target. It would hold so many of my little finds! And I like the German butter dish. I think I have a set of the same china.

  9. Great finds, Sharon! I had a set of those Haviland blue floral plates. I sold them to a friend and she loves using them almost as much as I did.

  10. Jann Olson says:

    I always love seeing what you find! I love the little Avon bottle. That Target cubby is fabulous! Love it with your clocks. I have a collection but they are not corralled together like that. Love it! If I had a spot I would run straight to Target. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Awesome finds! Love the painting! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday,


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