Vintage Fascination No. 95

Well, it has been a busy week so I didn’t get to a lot of sales


but I have a few things to show you.

Peerless Scoop

My daughter actually found this vintage ice  cream scoop in its original box.   The graphics on the box are terrific.  Peerless scoops came in various sizes for serving ice cream, mashed potatoes, fancy desserts, vegetables, salads, and cheese.  Ok, I’m not so sure about using the scoop for cheese but to each his own.  The Peerless model 601 came with both a red or black handle like mine.   My daughter isn’t going to want to sell it so it is probably going to be a keeper.

Firestone Hammer

I’ve shared with you before that I love old tools so I couldn’t pass up this old curved claw hammer the other day.  It looks like it has hammered lots of nails over the years.

Firestone Standard Hammer

It has a Firestone Standard mark on the side of the claw head though you can barely see it in this photo.

3 Thermos

I have started picking up plastic Thermos when I see them at a good price.  The red and black one is going to the booth this week to see if there is any interest.  I already have another one like it in my collection.  It cost me very little so the selling price is on the lower side.  Several of the plastic ones I’ve collected are in fall colors so you will see some of them in a fall vignette.

Baby Planter Made in Japan

I see these baby planters in thrift stores often but I’ve never bought one before.  This one doesn’t have a trademark but it has a blue “Made in Japan” sticker.  It is probably from the 1960’s.  I’m going to take it to the booth to see if it sells, if not I’ll keep it.

Bottle Brush Trees

My bargain of the week though not vintage is a bag of 21 bottle brush trees for less than a dollar.  They can be used as is or bleached and dyed.  Maybe I’ll dye some in pastel colors, especially pink.  You can find directions for bleaching and dyeing bottle brush trees on Distressed Donna Down Home’s blog here.

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  1. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    Love that scoop! I decorated all three of my kids’ baby rooms with those fun vintage planters! xoKathleen

    • I am very interested to see if there is a market for them in my area. A friend of mine gathered a bunch of them for centerpieces at a baby shower. It was adorable.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    Love baby planters, so sweet, remember those so well. Never see them where we live, wonderful remembrance of having our babies. Wish I could find some.
    When we lived in KY found several McCoy, Hull and other collectible pottery, use them for succulents and any other plants. Sometimes in Summer like to have them on living room niche shelf for while. This year have two shelves of milk glass am loving.
    Would love to have red plaid thermos you just found, what would you chg. me? Chances of finding one here are pretty small. Have great week Sharon

    • If I found a baby planter by Hull or McCoy it would be a keeper for sure. I’m sorry I’m no longer sell anything outside of my booth unless it is a local pickup. Shipping is so expensive and insurance on top of that. Shipping is the main reason I stopped selling on Ebay and never opened an Etsy shop. Have a wonderful week.

  3. They were probably referring to cottage cheese when they suggested using the scoop for cheese.

    • Yeah, that is what my daughter thought too. I dislike cottage cheese and never even thought of it. You two are probably right.

  4. Great finds. And the bottle brush trees at less than a buck?!

  5. Love the finds Sharon! Imagine finding the scoop in the original box! I have that exact same short brown thermos in storage. I may have to dig it out now! Ha! Love the baby planter…so sweet & the way you have it displayed.

  6. Lots of goodies here! I find that someone always buys a vintage baby planter when I have them in my shop. They are just so cute and nostalgic for a baby’s room.

  7. Great finds. The bottle brushes are really great for less than a $1!

    xo Dianne

  8. Fabulous treasures, Sharon. I love that little lamb and what a great find on the ice cream scoop!

  9. Seeing the ice cream scoop brought back wonderful childhood memories of my dad’s homemade ice cream.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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