Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A few years ago, my husband gave me this retro red record player for Christmas - I really don't play the records enough - I have it right beside my computer so there's really no excuse - I need to start playing it more - I have lots!! It plays 45's and the long play albums - a 45 was something I wanted to buy when I went to "Town", they were $1. I've always loved records, they were always playing at our house. If you notice a red theme, there is, I'm writing this for Rednesday - check it out for all things red. I'm also linking up with Vintage Thingie Thursday, Suzanne hosts this great sharing party every week, there's always lots of thrifty finds.
Snoopy vs the Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen is playing, you can listen to it here. Watch the guy on the left, not much singing going on there.
Click on the pic and you can see this is Bang Shang a Lang by the Archies. I remember Mom brought this home for me, I played it over and over and over, I even played it for my friend over the telephone. Here it is - loved the Archies!
Who can forget K-Tel records, what a great value they were, 22 explosive hits!!! I've been picking up a few of these lately, there`s so many fun songs on them. How about Bad Side of the Moon by April Wine, a great old Canadian band from the 70's - I'll never forget driving to Charlottetown to see an April Wine concert, it was as close to death as I've ever been, I thought the car I was in was going to take off on the hills, the driver was going WAY too fast - it was crazy! We saw April Wine in concert a couple of years ago - it was a much more relaxing drive to get there!
Of course I loved David Cassidy, I ordered this from the record club - that was a big day when that arrived - another album, played over and over... Oh, David, that silky hair, those velvet costumes... Hah!! If you liked all things David too, you better listen to I Think I Love You. This is just a portion of my albums, I need another basket!
It's full of 45's and my list is still there too, wish I could share them all with you!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Where have all the Vera scarves and other signature scarves gone? I used to find one just about every week, I haven't seen any for a month - so, withdrawal sets in when you don't find any and then, on top of that, discussing Vera with my good friend, Carol-that's what I mean, desperate measures had to be taken-purchases made on Ebay and Etsy. It was the first time I had ever won a lot - it was a lot of four, the seller included two extras - that was so nice of her!! I bought a couple of other individual ones too over the past few weeks- sure hope my luck turns around soon for thrifting scarves...
This is a sheer one - so pretty!
Ladybug on this one
And this one
I thought this might be interesting to resell - I found these two souvenirs of Jamaica - I guess they're runners? I think I paid 50 cents.
I had been talking to the shop owner about The Doors - I asked if he had any Doors albums - he didn't, when I went in this week, he said he thought of me - he was out "pickin" and got a bunch of records - he sold it to me for $5 - I'm pretty sure he could have gotten a whole lot more for it - it's their first album - released in January of 1967, it still has the plastic on it. I've listened to it a few times already - some great tunes - Break on Through, Soul Kitchen, Whisky Bar, Light My Fire, Back Door Man - it's great. Love The Doors!
Today I'm linking up with Thrifty Love at Cap Creations , Thrifty Things Friday and Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I Love Vintage is a fun blog written by Melissa - she has started a new link up party called Friends and Family Friday - I'm sure she would love to have a few more participants, I think it's a great idea, check it out.. So,here's my contribution.....
This water jug and glasses set belonged to my grandmother - it was a wedding gift for her - that would make it at least seventy seven years old. My mother gave it to me when we were cleaning out her house,sadly, I don't know anything else about it. It's a beautiful set, the glass is very thin on the tumblers. I wonder if it was ever even used....I'm sure if it was, it was only "for good"
Click on the pic for a closer look.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day so I thought I'd drive to this flea market or "flee" as they spell it - I'd been there once at the beginning of the summer and got a couple of things. I was hoping to come home with something and I did - six boxes....
There are three plastic ones in this box, the only ones in the lot - I think my Grandmother had those - they would spin.
Look at the little red barrel on the bottom
I see numerous ones that I already have of Mom and Dad's
There's all sizes and shapes - balls, teardrops...
I didn't want to make a collage, they're just all so pretty.
Beauties - every one.. and not one broken...
I started researching them a bit this morning, I discovered eleven of them have "Poland" inscribed on the top or "pike" as it's called. These appear to be quite collectible. How lucky was I?? Many of the others have Made in USA.
A little bit more Christmas - 25 cents for these
They had lots of old retro chairs - I didn't buy any.
Apron Thrift Girl is back - so I'm linking up with that great site for Thrift Share Monday and for the first time, with my fellow Canadian - Sir Thrift a Lot and his Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul. It's Wednesday, I have something to share for Rednesday this week. I just discovered The Blue Eyed Owl - check out her link up party - Thrift Score Thursday. Cottage Market also hosts a linky party - Junkin Joe Vintage and Thrifty Finds - it's always find to find new blogs and read about all the fun treasures that people are finding...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Pyrex on the floor is not good!! You know you have too much Pyrex in the cupboards when you open the door and a piece flies out - there wasn't a hope of saving it - I feel so bad, because...
It was a great old bowl - it served our family well.....
I'm linking up with Thrifty Things Friday
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
September 12, 1988 - I made a pan of squares in the afternoon, which we always now call Darcy's Squares, because I made them the day he was born, that night at 11:34 our beautiful baby boy was born, Darcy Evan. It was a stormy night - the power went off in the labor room, it was raining, thundering and lightening - that must be why Darcy still goes a little bit crazy when it starts to thunder!!!!
The Brave Little Toaster - he loved that birthday gift!!
One year he wanted a sleeping bag for his birthday, that worked out great for me, I didn't have to change his sheets for weeks, he slept in the sleeping bag!
I had to include a picture with the A&W cap - he says it's his favorite cap, ever!
I just like these pics!
This song was a hit that fall, it made me tear up then and it still makes me tear up now, click on the song title and you can listen to it- we wish all those things for Darcy and more - - Happy Birthday - we love you, always!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This post should about put me up to date on thrifting finds - but, I must say there hasn't been much - not much that I want anyway.... But, I did find a few things over the past week...
This is just in the best condition - numerous games on this side, crokinole on the reverse side, it's hanging in our game room now - I blogged about our game room here in July.
The gameboard was inside this box - I paid $2 for it
Gary got this free at a yard sale last weekend, the box is not in good shape, but he just wanted the gameboard anyway.
I bought the two smaller carafes in the front one day at Value Village, one has just lemons, the other lemons and oranges, the oranges don't show up so well in the picture, I paid $1.99 each.
Another day and I found this 403 Butterfly Gold
My very good friend, Carol sent me these two Vera scarves. Carol has been my penpal since grade 7 - we finally got to meet a few years ago - and it was the most wonderful thing!! Friends - for life!!!
Carol is hooked on Vera scarves too, she was so generous to share these with me - they sure did brighten my day. Thank you!!
I'm linking up with Thrifty Love , Thrifty Things Friday and The Creative Bloggers Party at Homemaker on a Dime