Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello Monday - A thrifty weekend

I've been seeing some lovely thrifty treasures around blogtown lately and was reminded that it has been a while since I spent a leisurely hour or two strolling the aisles of my local thrifty emporiums. So this weekend when the Engineer said to me, "Why don't you go off and do something you enjoy for a little while" I jumped at the chance.

I wasn't expecting much as the local second hand shops are all-a-halloweeny from floor to rafter, but still a little meandering amongst the castaways might do me a bit of good. In an aisle dedicated to bathroom fixtures and corroding curling irons, I spied a flash of "Vintage Blue" and there it was, a wee vintage toy iron! Oh yes, popped that in my trolley straight away! Then perusing the jumbled toy aisle looking for wild horses for Pony Girl, I found the vintage Fisher Price airplane, a wave of nostalgia washed over me and suddenly it was sitting in my basket as well.

A spot of yellow Pyrex and two decaled enamel pans still in need of some scrubbing to shine them back to their true selves, as well as a pretty flowered tablecloth.

Lastly, a sweet bed sheet and some vintage crafty books! I'm a sucker for a vintage crafty book, I don't know why. I certainly do not need more vintage crafty books, as my shelves are already spilling over. Ah well, they make me happy.

So there you have it, a thrifty weekend gone swimmingly! How was your weekend? Did you find any treasures, or spend some time doing something that you enjoy? Do tell!

P.S. I forgot one more item! A 1971 edition of the game Battleship (sorry no photo)! We had a great time playing it this weekend too! "You sunk my battleship!"

14 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Fantastic! I so remember the fisher price air plane. lucky you!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love Battleship, what a great game, haven't played it in years!!
Vivienne x

helensarahvaughan said...

wow!! great finds

Floss said...

Oh, I do love that Fisher Price plane! We had the village, with a lamp-post that used to 'twang' when you pulled it back! My husband had the school and his parents have kept it all these years...

I had a wonderfully thrifty weekend, thank you - I went to two Vide Greniers and had to run away from the second after spending 30€ (a huge sum for me) on a vintage cast-iron cot bed! It was delivered last night and I have put it up under our stairs... it's a bit too big but I can't resist showing it off for now!

Thanks for sharing your finds too - indeed, I also have far too many vintage craft books. My fave is 'things to do with wool and string', which I've had since childhood. Fantastic book.

Sherri B. said...

The vintage F.P. airplane brought back memories of my little boys and all of the 'People' and garages and barns and autos, etc...You find looks to be in great shape.

I found some old LP records that were in super shape..Johnny Mathis - Merry Christmas..The Best of Nat King Cole..and..the great Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Now all we have to do is get a turntable, ha! xo

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

We used to have those planes in the nursery I worked at! I love a good rummage in a charity shop! Ada :)

Ribbons Undone said...

Oh treasures, indeed! I've got that same Fisher Price airplane from my childhood. Priceless!

mel @ loved handmade said...

Good sound advice from your man! You sure picked up some beauties, love those enamel dishes and the sweet airplane..x

jennie said...

LOVING the vintage blue iron and that glorious yellow Pyrex - EXCELLENT finds!! I love that feeling when you spot something special in a thrift shop and get to it before someone else see's it!x

Vintage Home said...

you really did have a great time @ the thrift! I am crazy for everything!
I am enchanted by your new book...so sweet looking!
The cover is wonderful!
p.s. how do you solve your insomnia? I used to suffer worse than I do now but sadly my daughters seem to have it (23 & 21), myself as I get older I am so tired I just fall asleep...but only for 6 hours!

Hope your week is as beautiful as your creations!

Colleen

Josie-Mary said...

I used to have that plane! Seeing it again made me smile :) x

Christine said...

Great finds! Your second hand shops must be vast compared to the charity shops round here, they aren't big enough for the most part to even have aisles, and if you got a trolley in most of them you'd have filled them!

vintage grey said...

Oh, love your sweet finds!! The enameled bowls and tablecloth are so pretty! Have a great day! xo Heather

my little red suitcase said...

good memories, so nice to have some time to wonder about, great finds! Heather x