Monday, January 31, 2011

Yard Sale and Antique Store Treasures

A few days ago I was in the mood for a junkin' fix, so I headed over to a few antique shops about an hour away from here.  My Friends and I is one of my favorite little stores in Fremont's Niles District, so it's always first on my list when I'm in town.


I would have grabbed all of these back in the day when I was known as "The Door Knob Lady."  One of these days I'm going to make a shadow box so I can display all my favorite vintage knobs.

I didn't bring these little chicks home with me, but I thought they were so cute.  She's staring right at the camera.

I didn't realize that I left this 1928 phone book behind until I saw this picture.  Making mental notes of what to go back and grab just doesn't work for me anymore.

Here's what I collected over the weekend......

My catch of the day was the Royal typewriter.  I'm really liking that big silver bowl even though it's a mess on the inside. 

It's always hard to pass up a jar of buttons, especially when I see rhinestones and glass.  Two more yardsticks for my collection; now I think I have enough to make some more of these coat racks.

Bits and pieces of jewelry.  I love that 60's style belt with those "mod" flowers.

1956 Perquackey game and a fold up map from 1970.

The license plates and luggage tags will probably be going on a necklace.  I'll have to change out "my blood type" or someone might be in trouble during an emergency.

I see necklaces here.

I couldn't pass up that old musical instrument case with its cute little compartment.  I'm a sucker for anything green, rusty, or chippy.

This is my favorite page from Lloyd Darknell's 1954 autograph book.   Sister Patty must have been laughing her head off when she wrote this.

I'm linking up my finds with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays,
The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday,
A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday,
Pink Postcard for Transformations & Treasures


40 comments:

  1. That typewriter is wonderful, but I'm really loving those green glass jars!!!
    Sherry

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  2. Great finds, that poem is too funny! I'm in the market for door knobs but can't seem to find any for a good (cheap) price. Ditto for clip on earrings.
    Have a good week, Susanne.

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  3. Love those buttons and that jar is a gorgeous shade of green. Thanks for joining JFF. hugs, Linda

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  4. I adore the little chicks! And all your finds. But you might want to check and see what the little license plate sells for on eBay. You might already know this, but there are collectors out there for them and they'll pay a pretty good price. I get pretty excited when I find 'em. But I like the idea of them being on a necklace, too. :-)

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  5. OMG, my drink almost came out my nose I laughed so hard at the poem! LOL I've never seen any little license plates like that, very cool!

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  6. I love the green jars too. My button supply is awfully low just now, so I have to admit I'm just a tiny bit envious of your new find - all those bright colors and nice sizes. Totally love the silver bowl. Completely! And I think I would have walked right past those tags, but after looking at them, I can see what caught your attention. I will have to start being more observant. Thanks for sharing - great finds!

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  7. You got some great pieces. Are you going to take the typewriter apart? :D I had good intentions on working on jewelry today, but by the time I got around to getting the new things sorted and put away I had lost interest.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  8. Hi, B, looks so fun! That poem is brilliant, ahem, little Patty needed some therapy. The luggage tags are beautiful, can't wait to see the coolness you make from them!

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  9. I totally love everything you got! We have a lot of interests in common. I love yardsticks and door knobs too. And I see that typerwriter...any chance you would make me a bracelet with those keys? lol Someday I would like one...
    I just realized I am not getting all your posts...darn, I missed three. I will catch up tomorrow.

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  10. Such a nice group of "new" old treasures.

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  11. oh, those are some sweet finds!! I did a "oh shoot" moment when I got home, realizing I was going to go back and grab something too! Oh well.
    Maybe my willing helper with the sanding wouldn't have been so willing if it hadn't seemed so novel?? ha ha!
    The old typewriter is my favorite- that is really in good shape. And the inscription on the autograph book- too funny!

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  12. Great treasure finds. I love that poem sounds like something I would have wrote in school! LOL Thanks for stopping by and leaving sweet comments. You have a new follower! Can't wait to view more of your bloggin! Blessings, Vicky

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  13. ooh, that typewriter WAS a good find, and how cute are those little yellow chicks!

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  14. Hi Betsy! Thanks for commenting on my attempt at macro shots. Though I had become a follower yesterday, but discovered not. But, I'm your latest friend and follower now!

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  15. Oh what great finds! That looks like such a great shop. I could spend hours shopping in a store like that.

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  16. SO Awesome Betzzzz, I remember when we went there.....Many moons ago! Fun stuff!

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  17. Cool old tgypewriter and I always love vintage buttons...HAPPY NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. Always love to see your wonderful finds. :) Thanks for sharing! I'm going to an estate sale this weekend that is supposed to be loaded with vintage jewelry and sewing notions. I cannot wait!

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  19. I'm jealous of it all. I checked out your yardstick coat hangers and they are cute. Very creative.

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  20. Thanks for linking this up, Betsy! Love it!! :)

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  21. You really made a haul on that shopping trip. I would have bought the phone boo, as I worked for the telephone company for 40 years all in Texas.

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  22. Hi Betsy~ what a treasure trove of finds!! I love that vintage typewriter- such a great find! Those blocks and typesetter letters are fantastic- and think those chicks are so sweet!! Such treasures you found!! Love!! :)

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  23. You found some great things! Lovin' the dice game, it looks like fun-enjoy:@)

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  24. Hi Betsy, Lucky you. How wonderful to have such a treasure trove close. The door knobs are stunning and although I live in the desert, I could definately have one on each of my desert doors.

    Thank you for the trip away from here and to the antique shop for a little while.

    *hugs*

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  25. I looked to see what you had done with your collection of yardsticks because I've collected a bunch, too!

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  26. That looks like one FANTASTIC shop. I love everything!!! The case you bought is great, I love the doorknobs. The metal basket their in is wonderful too. I would have brought home LOTS.Ann

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  27. I get all giddy looking at these vintage goodies. They are all so cute, the basket, the buttons...I love it all!

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  28. What cool finds. I really like the typewriter. I laughed at the poem. I'd never heard it.

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  29. Omigosh, that old autograph book poem is a hoot!

    Fun, fun stuff, can't wait to see what you make with it!

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  30. Love the autograph book. I want to go shopping with you!

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  31. Me too, I want to go shopping with you. Amazing finds! If I found all this in a year I'd be tickled. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Great typewriter! Love the autograph - too funny! The little chicks are adorable. Looks like you found a lot of fun stuff!

    ~ Tracy

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  33. What fabulous stuff! I can hardly wait til the flea-markets start up around here again--your pictures made me drool just a little (sorry) vintage stuff does that to me! Great post!

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  34. I really want those door knobs!!!!!!!!!

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  35. Poem is just too funny, in a morbid sort of way. =)

    love those old doorknobs!
    And great finds all around.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  36. Most excellent finds! So many. I would have been giddy! I just hopped on as a follower.

    xo Jeanne
    http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

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  37. ** Gasp ** you brought tears to my eyes -- I used to live in Fremont and I have been missing this store, this very store!! My favorite, too!! Oh, thank you so much for posting this!!

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  38. I have a neat yardstick collection, too. There's just something about aged wood that I gravitate to.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  39. Thanks for sharing that poem. I'm interested in if there was anything further in that book, as my father is Lloyd Darknell and aunt is Pat. Is there just the poem? Or are there any more useful records? Thanks!

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