I'm happy to be joining everyone again for Thrifty Thursday. You can check out all the thrifty finds at Leigh's blog:
I'm also joining Vintage Thingies Thursdays for the first time. You can link to that great party at:
Thanks to both ladies for hosting these fun parties!
For those of you that have been following my blog, you have probably gathered from my previous posts and pictures that I love vintage items. I hit the jackpot this past couple of weeks with some vintage (yet thrifty) finds.
I found it at a thrift store with no price tag and the woman working said I could have it for free because "nobody wants those old typewriters anymore"! I will be using the keys and other parts for some of my projects.
My second vintage thrifty find is actually a part of the FREE typewriter (yes I had to capitalize that again!!). As I was unwinding the typewriter ribbon that was still in the typewriter, I noticed it had a great patina and thought it could be used in a project down the line. So I wrapped it around an old spool I had on hand, tied a bow around it and added a hat pin (from friends of my mother). Doesn't it look great on it's own?
I have an ever growing collection of vintage alarm clocks and today I found this one on the shelf at the local thrift store.....$3.98!!! This was a rare find for a thrift store and it totally made my day.
I love these old bottles!! I found the Vanilla bottle at a thrift store and paid $5.00 for it. The other apothecary bottle I found at an antique store. It was marked $9.00. I didn't think that was a bad price for a vintage bottle but then the owner told me everything in the store was 40% off so I ended up paying $5.40. This last little treasure cost 79 cents. I paid 50 cents for the little silver plated tray and 29 cents for the candle globe that I turned upside down for use as a small cloche. I added one of my snowman creations for this picture.That's it for this week. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I'll be visiting all of the participants in this weeks parties to see what thrifty and vintage things you found.