Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Morning Junking Finds

Saturday morning I headed to the next town over for a few sales that looked much more promising than what was offered around here.  Oh yes, it was well worth the extra time and gas.  One parking lot sale and about six yard sales later......

First stop was an annual sale in an antique mall parking lot.  There were only a few vendors, so I think I ended up buying something from each of them.

Another typewriter score!  Yep, this was the third one in just over a week and it wasn't full of hair and dust like the last one.

It works like a charm and has glass inserts on the side.  This one is now proudly displayed on an old cabinet in my living room.

I bought this awesome stack of metal drawers from the same vendor.  I've already added numbers 1-8 to the front of each drawer.  

Love the chippy green paint (with one blue arm) on this folding metal chair.  A set of three cross stitch pictures, mason jar chicken feeder, the journal from my last post, and that crazy 1950s Oster vibrator massage thingie.

The $1.00 price tag made it well worth the laughs I got out of it.

If this is a "junior" I'd hate to see the full scale version; it weighs half a ton.  
Be afraid, be very afraid!

I can't imaging letting this anywhere near my face.  Wouldn't those coils get tangled
 up in your hair?

It even massages your gums if it doesn't electrocute you first.  

Rusty green folding newspaper/magazine stand.

I adore this sweet photo of the children in front of their school house.  There's always one spoiler in every group.  Look at the boy in the bottom left corner; I think he's the reason why Mr. Principal looks so angry.

The old dough/bread board and a yellow step stool were from the last garage sale stop of the morning.  The rusty old orange and yellow tractor part and the DeSoto hubcap make me just as happy as the 

vintage floral fabric and jar of sewing goodies.  It was definitely one extreme to the other.
Hope you found some treasures too....old or new.

I'm linking up my morning haul with:
The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday


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52 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

Amusing post. Why is it I love looking at other peoples finds?

Diane Writes said...

The antique typewriter is for the win Betsy! And that class picture made me laugh too :)

Connie Mercer said...

now where do you live? These are fantastic finds!!! Love****the newspaper stand. My grandpa collected for newspaper in his retired years. Remember him counting his coins at the table. Sweet finds!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you got a good haul. Yep - there is always one in every group picture. :-D

JunqueMagnet said...

Great junking day. Yeah for you!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

OK my area needs better "junk" (as if these treasures are junk!)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have been looking for a typewriter...I guess they are all out in your area:) Looks like you had a good day thriftin'.

Blessings,
Linda

Maggie said...

You must really have a nose for sniffing out good sales, girl! Those metal drawers are the bomb! I want 'em!!

Into Vintage said...

You are definitely a typewriter magnet -- lucky you! Your scores are making me salivate. Must. Get. Out!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow you scored WAY big time!! LOVE the this typewriter (what, no hair?!) and that magazine rack is fantastic too! Love it all -- the massager, yeah, that's a bit scary!

Kathy said...

Great finds! I have never seen a typewriter with glass inserts in the sides. Do they look decorative or is the idea that you can see the inner workings?

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

WOW WOW WOW what awesome treasures! That typewriter is just FABULOUS!!! I'll admit, I am so jealous, LOL

EGAD, no way I put that massage thingy anywhere near any part of my body, LOL

Great metal storage bin and chair!!!

xoxo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The tractor part and hub cap have my heart pounding. Nice finds.

Beth said...

WOW! You did get some great finds! I've been on the lookout for a wooden peel/bread board myself! The typewriter is amazing too!

I had some great deals this past weekend and even got some wonderful FREE stuff.

Anne said...

Betsy,
Great finds!I am hoping to go to some garage sales this week too.I am hoping to be done painting by then.
Anne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

For massage of GUMS! OH NO! This does not sound like a good idea at all...but it's a great find! Of course the typewriter is the best! Perfect condition...you can type on this one!

The Pickin' Pair said...

Awesome finds....I can't wait to go on a treasure hunt myself! Love them!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wonderful finds!

Jeanne said...

You get gold stars for all your finds! I'm smitten with the rusty tin box and the galvanized tin filing
drawers!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH you did get the finds!! Lots of wonderful stuff...I especially love the metal drawers and the bread board...

Faire Notions said...

Great finds. Love the metal drawers. Funny thing, that massage thing, my folks still have theirs and we were just looking at not too long ago. Looks exactly like the one you got. Still works too!
Lisa

Julie Marie said...

Good morning Betsy.. oh my goodness, what fabulous finds!... I love your old Royal typewrite... I am blessed to have inherited my daddys when he passed away... such treasures!... and the De Soto hubcap makes me smile too!... not so sure about the old vibrator~massager, cannot imagine putting it on your gums!... although, I remember my parents had one that massaged your tired muscles in your shoulders... also love the old green chair!... thanks for sharing, xoxo Julie Marie

Stella said...

I am all about the green chir and news paper stand. Great finds. Thanks for stopping by and leving such a nice message.

Jan Ely said...

I have score envy! You really SCORED! Great finds!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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A Cottage Muse said...

What a great score!

Sarah said...

What great finds! I love the typewriter and the massage device looks a little scary! :-)

Tammy's in Love said...

Anyone who picks out the same silly vintage stuff I seek is someone I follow! Like really, where are the garage sales you haunt!?

I'm the new funny faced follower!

Tammy

LV said...

What some great vintage finds. YOU REALLY HIT THE JACKPOT ON THIS TRIP.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh my, Betsy. I would have loved to have been at those sales with you. Of course, we like the same things so that might have been a slight problem. Love that typewriter and the DeSoto hub cab...and the jar of notion...and...well, everything!

Bev said...

What wonderful finds....love that vibrator!!

Susanne said...

Yikes! That massager sure does look scary! Ya, I'd want those springs wiggling around my hair. It'd be safer to take my electric sander to my head, sans the sand paper of course.
Happy hunting, Susanne.

Karen said...

Love that typewriter, but that massager is really a hoot. Those are all great finds, I'm really hoping to find a typewriter someday.

Michelle said...

Those massager coils kinda look like the ones on an old Epilady, don't they? And those were DESIGNED to rip out hair!

Pam said...

You have again found some amazing items. I think my favorite is the old chair and the vintage fabric.
You must have a truck or large SUV to haul all this home.

Laurie said...

I love all the cool stuff you found! With the possible exception of the massager -- although, for that price, it was worth it for a giggle, I agree! I also looove the test tube display from your earlier post!

Melody said...

What a great haul! But, I pass on that oster thingy...yikes...

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Fab finds! I love the metal drawers and the vintage typewriter.

Creations By Cindy said...

Wonderful finds but I must say the typewriter has got to be the winner. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Nook and Cranny said...

GOSH, I sure do love that typewritter. I so wish I could come across one of those. I would have trouble getting my wallet out fast enough LOL!
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my tomato pin cushion blog post.
Have a great weekend.
Michele

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

With 40 comments you might not even get to mine. I learned to type on the typewriter you hve shown. LOL guess that makes me vintage. Hope you cana stop by. Visiting from Vintage Thursday. Blessings, Debbie

Diann said...

Oh,I am drooling over all your amazing finds! And that metal cabinet is AWESOME! I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us this week at TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Elyse said...

I'm still laughing....
Great finds!

DearHelenHartman said...

How did you find all that great stuff?? I mean, each thing is better than the last. Did you notice how much more glam the model looked on the massager box with each suggested, um, movement. The gum one did me in, though. No thanks.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Man, that was a haul! I never find anything that great! My heart would have started racing if I had seen that fabric!

Carol

Trudy Holtz said...

I can't decide what I like best. You had an amazing thrifting day. So awesome.
~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

Donna Wilkes said...

Fab finds! My favorite has to be the green chair with one blue arm and the school photo. Love your posts and thank you for visiting me!

Distressed Donna Down Home

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Very cool items! That massager would be a good gag gift for a bridal shower- LOL!

Liz - Imageremix said...

I found this post at From my Front Porch to Yours and I'm dying over all the fantastic finds. Did you spend a fortune? What will you do with it all? Please tell. 'll be back to see what else you drag home. I want to go junking with you. I'm now following. I thought I already was, but anyway, now I really am. :)
Liz

Pamela said...

Betsy what wonderful treasures you found lady!! Thanx for coming to THT! Hope your week is going well!

Barbara Jean said...

very very cool finds girl!!!

blessings
barb

PS love the typewriter with the glass sides.
Did you see my latest typewriter??
old crusty dusty. love it.

Spyder said...

I love all this fabulous 'stuff' you find and use!!
(Lyn)