Monday, April 1, 2013

Let the Countdown Begin

In less than 16 days The Mom and I will be leaving the comforts of our little city to go on a long journey north (like waaaay far north) in search of fabulous treasures.  I'm talking about Junk Bonanza people!!!  It's coming up so soon and we couldn't be more excited!  I'm working on getting things to the booth and listed on Etsy so that I will have storage space for whatever trinkets I come back with.  I'm not even sure what I'm hoping to find in Minneapolis.  I guess I'll know it when I see it.  I did find a few things this past week even though I have been slowing down on the thrifting to save my pennies for our big adventure.

These mid century German stainless steel serving trays are crazy cool!  Sell or keep?!  I don't know, I can't decide!  I love the look but don't have much of a use for them.

I had the same conflict with this fancy butter dish but decided to put it in my Etsy shop.  Can't keep everything...dangit.

Unmarked Primary blue bowl!  Woohoo, my very first 1940's piece.  This little liquid measuring cup is going to stay with me, at least for a little bit.  It's so cute!  

Then just below it I found these two.  Another unmarked Primary.  I know!  Two in one day is crazy!  It and the Lime Green pan were used pretty hard so they required an enormous amount of elbow grease and Bar Keepers friend but came out pretty good.  All three pieces went directly to the booth.  
This turquoise hand mixer is so fifties it's almost unreal.  One day I will do my entire kitchen in this color but again, I can't keep everything (grumble grumble) so I listed it in the Etsy shop.  
While I live in the city, we are close enough to the plains and the farms and real cowboys that we see a lot of different cool belt buckles.  These are two neat ones I found recently.  I like to wear mine with my Grandpa's old work shirts.  It makes me feel like I've been working hard all day doing something productive, when 9 times our of 10 that is sooooo not the case!

So I would love to be sharing pictures of my fabulous new bathroom too, but we had a little setback with some broken glass tile.  It's not a big deal but it has to be fixed, so we have to wait a little longer for the project to be completed.  I almost let it go because I just wanted my house back, but thanks to a good talking to from The Mom (basically I just had to put my big girl britches on and get over it) it is getting fixed.

So how did everyone else do?

Also, thanks everyone for your advice last week as far as shipping and stuff!  You guys are awesome!  I'm joining the parties at Apron Thrift GirlSir Thrift A LotSumo's Sweet StuffRemnantThe Thrifty Groove and A Living Space.  Have a great week everyone!


  1. Love that hand mixer - beautiful! My BF just puts the egg beater in the drill... my handyman. Can't wait to see what treasures you bring home for yourself & the booth - hope you have a blast!

  2. Great finds! Love the little Pyrex measuring cup. I finally found a large one for hubby, who makes all the bread in the house - I need to find him a belt buckle like the ones you show :-)

  3. Awesome! I especially love the old Pyrex measuring cup and the hand mixer! Great color too.

    Heather @ Lark & Lola

  4. Whenever I see posts about non numbered Pyrex, I'm reminded that I need to check all my Primary pieces and see if I have any! Those trays are amazing but probably a pain to store. Sell them if you have no use for them (as much as a bummer as that may be). But maybe they will sell before your junkin' trip! More $$ for treasures:-)


  5. That mixer. I die! I vote to keep it (even though it's already listed).

  6. Have fun on your adventure, I'm living vicariously through ya. I have too much and forbid myself from hunting for now! Love ALL the finds in this post.

  7. Any trip in search of vintage treasures has to be a good one!! Find lots!


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