Monday, March 9, 2015

Vintastic Finds!



With all the nice weather we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest, I'm temped to have a yard sale, need to have a yard sale, lol!  Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't allow for me to plan accordingly and I just know this gorgeous weather is about to end and will as usual, take pictures and start some listings.  Here are a few on my finds from hunts past that I hope will soon make it to my NeverTooOld shop on Etsy...


It's just amazing how much stuff I'd pack in a box, but more so, how much stuff I accumulate!





Here's a cute little battery operated lantern from the 50's that until now, I couldn't let go of.  The old man who was having a sale told me it was a prize from an old carnival.  I love to hear the stories of where these treasures came.  A decent chrome base, cap, and handle with a clear globe.  The lantern stands about 4 inches tall.




How bout' some spurs?  Here's a vintage pair with their original leather's.  They aren't that old, but I'd bet to say they are from the 60's or 70's.  I keep all my finds in a climate controlled storage.




Tea for two?  Here are a couple tea bag holders from the 50's.  One's from Japan, the other is not marked.  Both are about 2 inches with the other slightly larger.  Pretty little things!








Direct from Switzerland, this lovely little music box plays 4 different tunes, one of which is one of my favorites "Ave Maria"  The music box needs a little cleaning.  I have it on my desk, winding and rewinding so the tune is coming up to speed.



Clocks, there's no telling how many clocks I've purchased and sold over the years.  These two cames from an estate sale.   Most I'll keep for a month or two, some I've not yet been able to let go of.  This is a lovely wood encased "Teletron" from the 1940's.  It still works great and is just a simple beautiful piece.



Did I mention clocks? lol.  Here's another, this is a General Electric fitted into a lovely piece of alabaster.  It measures about 6 inches wide by 4" tall by 2 inches thick.  I date it to the 50's as the style of clock is indicative to that period.  It works great and soon to appear in NTO.




These cast iron Frog and Turtle bells come from Japan.  Pre pre-occupied.  1950's or so.  They are tiny.  Both measuring about 1.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall.  They both offer a truly lovely chime.








Picture frames.  I try to stay away from large ornate frames anymore due to the cost of packaging and shipping, which is a shame.  This little jewel measures about 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide, but, but, it has a bubbled glazing.  Great for that special vintage photograph.




Does anyone remember these?  These cute little "Mini" forks where available as souvenirs from Disneyland from the 50's to 70's.  I believe these are from the 70's.  A great set in original box.  The gal that had these at her sale said... "Take 'em for a dollar"  Who was I to argue? 






 I remember finding this Hershey's cookbook at a yard sale around the corner from my house.  I bought it not only for it being a Hershey's book, but because of it's condition.  Yeah, there are a couple "Chocolate" stains in it, but that lends character to the book and in that it was loved and used.

The Mrs. wants to keep these.  A set of six vintage Peeredge Steak Knifes in the original box and include the original card.  I just wonder if these were like a wedding gift that was just put away and never used.  They look new.  Nice serrated stainless blades and beautiful yellow and cream colored  Bakelite handles.

Below is a bottle I found rolling around in an empty box.  I suppose I should have it's contents checked out by a Geologist or Gemologist as I've no idea what type of stones they are.  Any guesses?


Coming soon!.....






Just wanted to share a few of some finds and it's gonna take me a year to photograph the rest, so I better get started as Christmas is just around the corner!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the shops featured in my "SideShow" featurette and tell 'em NTO sent ya!


10 comments:

lorenabr said...

Love the lantern!
http://inkandlacedesigns.blogspot.com.au/

EarthLites said...

I want the spurs! Love the finds. Too bad we can't make treasuries of our own goods. Nice blog!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Lorena! Hope you are well and thanks for stopping by! The lantern is my fave too and so hard to let go.

NeverTooOld said...

Haha, I figured you for the spurs Dorene! I'd bet to guess you've the boots to go with! Thanks so much for visiting!!

CraveCute said...

Great post Dave! What is it with men and clocks?! My hubby buys them all the time! Most of them never work, but they are beautiful! Is that a bear phone? Love it, just adorable! Our season is starting soon, can't wait for the big Flea Markets to open again. Not that I have any room for more...

NeverTooOld said...

Hey Diane, we've had some remarkable weather here in Oregon and folks are clammering to get going on and to G-sales. LOL @ clocks, I don't know, you think it's biologically attributed? haha! Yes, the Mama bear gets "sleepy eyed" when you lift the cub bear receiver. I'll see if I have one of her with the heavy eyelids and post it. Making the rounds so I'll be by your blog soon!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I had that Hershey's Cook Book, and gave it away when we moved, and I sure wish I had kept it. It's a classic. And I really like the music box that plays Ava Maria. What great finds you came across. I enjoyed looking at them all.

Have a lovely week.

~Sheri

autena said...

Love that alabaster clock! Hope you are doing well. We here in the Midwest are so happy to see Spring arriving -yard sales galore!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Sheri, thanks! I enjoyed the visit to Big D post on your blog, great pics too. Thanks again for stopping by and you too have a fantastic week!

NeverTooOld said...

Hey Autena, how you beens? I was cruisin' blogs a few mins ago, but couldn't get in til now (google issue) so I'll be stopping by yours shortly. Thanks for poppin' in and hope all is well!