I think I may have found a new mascot for Twitter.
Isn't he about the cutest birdie vase you've ever seen!
I found him at a church rummage sale on Saturday. He's actually quite petite. The whole vase is only 4 ½" tall.
I only went to two sales this weekend. Two.
Count them with me. One. Two.
I started out with high hopes, but awoke on Friday morning to rain. Certainly puts a damper on a thrifting girl's weekend plans when the first thing you see in the morning is the wet stuff.
I found one die hard sale down the street from me that had moved all her stuff into her garage/barn. So I did manage to buy a few things there.
One of which was my vintage Smith-Corona Galaxie typewriter that I showed you on Saturday.
Do you think I can just quit putting "vintage" in front of the word typewriter now? I mean isn't every typewriter vintage, just by the fact that they are obsolete?
Hope he didn't hear me. I still love you, Mr. Galaxie!
Seriously though, isn't this about the sexiest typewriter you've ever seen?
I have visions of Don Draper tapping out some advertising slogans on this baby.
Or writing me a love letter. Yes, love letter sounds better. ((Swoon))
And then on Saturday I ended up going to the church sale.
Where else can you find a cool Jif peanut butter jar.
It probably isn't that old, but at least it doesn't have a bar code on the lid.
Some other things I found this weekend are a little white wooden table for the porch, a turquoise fishing tackle box which I'll use in my office and a big, fat turkey.
The turkey was my son's find and now I just have to store the silly thing until Thanksgiving comes around.
Last night I was going through some old photos and realized that I hadn't shown you some of my thrifting finds. They were just lost in la la land on my computer!
Like this Lawson's milk bottle that I found at the thrift store.
We used to have a Lawson's store in my hometown, so I thought it was neat. Going to use it as a vase, I think.
This clock that I found at the same thrift. I'm starting to have quite the collection of older clocks. That don't run.
And some Pyrex 403 bowls.
FYI, these are the perfect size for potato or pasta salad. You really should pick up a few for summer picnics.
On a non-thrifting note, I took a nosedive into a hawthorn tree yesterday.
We have a bunch of the trees lining each side of our property (hence the name of the blog, sort of, long story) and I decided to do some weeding and pruning. I tripped over a root sticking out of the ground and next thing you know I was headed head first into a tree.
I don't know what happened to my arms, but I sure didn't put them down to shield my fall. In the five minutes it took me to fall (in slow motion time) all I could see was four inch long thorns coming straight at me.
Again, why my arms didn't pop out to save me is a mystery.
Luckily I have a hard head and the thorns didn't stick in all the way. I walked away with lots of scratches, a few holes in my head and just a few thorns that need to work themselves out.
Just wanted you to know in case I need to change the name of my blog to House That Used To Have Hawthornes Before She Bought A Chainsaw. I'm beginning to hate those damn trees.
So how was your weekend? Any sexy thrifting finds? Any minor accidents involving vicious trees?
Linking with Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, April Thrifty Treasures,
Love that typewriter and bird vase! I haven't found any great vintage finds lately...was in just one junk shop this weekend, and nothing that called out to me. And the prices were too high anyway. No falling into any vicious trees or shrubbery here either, or being attacked by one. Yikes!
Well I definitely go in spurts with my finds. I'm hoping now that yard sale season is here, I'll find some good stuff 🙂
I got a folding bar cart from an estate sale. It was probably my favorite find of the weekend!
Hope you're doing better from that fall! Ouch!
Eeek! I just went and checked out your post and boy did you hit the mother-load! Lots of cool stuff!!!
Musings from Kim K.
Ouch! I'm hoping you don't feel more pain later in the week. That sounds like a wicked fall. I'll be keeping an eye on the name change of your blog. Love those pyrex bowls and your sexy typewriter. The prices at the outdoor antique market this weekend were UNREAL! I'm seriously addicted to estate sale prices.
Estate sales ruin you don't they!
You certainly have made some beautiful finds. Blessings, Catherine
Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME
Oh be careful!! I fell once, my arms obviously did nothing and broke 2 teeth and stitches on my lip!! NO FUN! and I really don't know why I fell to this day!
Crazy that we both found old peanut butter jars! And I'm so sorry that you took a tumble into that dang tree! I think you should take some time off and relax on your porch while you wait for the mailman to bring you your love letter from Don.
susie @ persimmon moon cottage
Sorry about that fall you took onto the hawthorn tree. The little bird vase is adorable. The colors on it are pretty. It is a little scary when things that are vintage and obsolete are items that I remember using and at the time thinking they were a great improvement over what I had been using before.
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I sure hope you're healing from your nasty fall. Ouch! That SCM is a real beauty, what a body! Working or not, I love old clocks especially pink ones. I was selling some sexy finds this weekend under a tree that dripped slimy stuff.
Love all your vintage finds. But that milk bottle is priceless. I used to collect old tackle boxes too. Love the color on yours.
PS) How could I forget the bird vase. It's precious, for sure. Love the colors in it.
The Summer Kitchen Girls
lol Pam...you are cracking us up this morning!! Love the bird vase very tweet....sorry, had too! Cracking up about your love letter and we are laughing about your fall, but we are sorry that you fell...geesh! No sexy finds this weekend...hoping to go out junking this weekend.....and for heaven's sake stay away from the trees...have the pool boy do it for you 😉
You mentioned "barcode". Made me look! "The very first scanning of the now ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode was on a pack of Wrigley Company chewing gum in June 1974." (Wikipedia) Almost 40 years ago!
I'm from Columbus (OH, like I should HAVE TO mention the state!), and I remember Lawsons. Nice find!
What a sweet little bird!
Take it easy down there!!!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Watch out for those devious Hawthornes! Love your finds, Pam...the little bird is so sweet, and the typewriter is in wonderful condition!
We must be fourth cousins six times removed Pam. I fall like that too. I hope you are okay. I love the pink clock. And the bowls-CC just made peanut butter cookie dough in one. I found an oil painting this week that is pretty nice. xo, olive
OH WOWWWWW Lawson's milk bottle??? We used to get Lawsons delivered, in glass, when I was a girl in Ohio. My mom and dad's house had a milk chute and I loved sitting there on step on landing by basement steps where outside chute was when little girl, waiting for milk man to come! I have a few vintage 1940s institution (school) bottles, that say 'buy war bonds' and stuff, but have to try and get a Lawsons!