in a flash

Can you believe how quickly the summer is flying by? August begins in just a few days. Where did July go?  And June for that matter.  Have you done everything you planned to this summer?  I can tell you I have been squeezing in so much.  I did about a week’s worth of activities over the weekend including work and play.  And of course I hardly let a weekend pass by without uncovering some new vintage finds.  This weekend it was a little camera collection.

A Super 8 movie camera.

Kodak Brownie with the original leather case.

Polaroid Land. Love the accordion style on these!

Looking at the week ahead I just realized that I will be in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.  By air, land and sea.  All in a week’s time for various different commitments.  I’m tired just thinking about it!  Off to sleep I go.

Pack in the summer fun before it’s gone!

 

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all in

After the holiday wind-down and the slow junking start to the new year, I am happy to announce that I had a wildly successful weekend in the vintage picking and repurposing department.  In just 2 days I got nearly a week’s worth done.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m exhausted so let me get to the featured treasure finds from the weekend’s estate and fleas.

Some good ones, I know. Can you believe this little brownie only set me back a buck? Unheard of! 

I never leave a seltzer bottle like this behind.

And some old shelf brackets round out the smalls.

I grabbed this olive green chest of drawers. It had the perfect chippy patina that revealed an earlier coat of red paint underneath. The green over red reminds me of the vintage army medical blankets that are so hot right now and impossible to find. I want one! If you don’t know what I am talking about, check pinterest.

Anyway, this chest of drawers would look fab as a nightstand next to a bed dressed with the wool medical blanket.

Speaking of the service, I found this old storage box with awesome type.  It was used in the navy.  I think this would look amazing as a storage box that would be housed under a bench (since there is no lid)…in an entry way perhaps, to corral shoes and accessories.  Maybe with casters on the bottom.  What do you think?  I really, really love it.  Scratches and all.

Suitcases from different eras. The large blue one is wool, from the late 60s and in excellent condition. The brown leather one is much earlier and not in great condition but I love it just the same.  (I seem to love everything today but the truth is, I don’t buy it if I don’t love it.)

These 2 steelmaster metal card cabinets are in excellent condition. It’s like they were never used. Except I know they were because they held a neatly organized file system of 1970s teenage boy’s record collection. In fact, there were more card cabinets but I left ’em behind because I didn’t want to carry the rest.  Those cards were heavy. I am kicking myself now!

And finally, how much do I love this cart? It is a nice green color AND with the flick of a wrist it folds in half. Yup, love.

And I’m spent! But before I go, I will open up the link party for any other bloggers who want to share their vintage treasures. I’m working out the technical stuff, so you have to click through and then link up your post showing what you found this past week! Spread the word…grab a button and link back here. The link will stay open through Thursday.

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the motherlode

Hey there!

I have a load of interesting finds today.  Would you believe that I found all of this over my lunch break on Friday?  I was power picking.  Needless to say I didn’t have lunch.

Let’s start with the small items.  Cameras are hot right now so I was happy to find this brownie with a hawkeye flash.   

I always wanted to find a collection of vintage wooden block letters.

Now I have them.  What should I do with them?

A few in the stash are really old.  They’re a little bit bigger than the rest.  I love how worn and faded they are.

A galvanized minnow bucket…

Someone hand painted this old window.  It reads Granny’s Tailor Shop.

I like the graphic of the sewing machine on the sign.  Sew cut. (Couldn’t resist that one, sorry.)

This was a last minute addition to my pile.  Something about this Victorian porch railing lured me in.  I can picture this cleaned up and used as a headboard in a girl’s room.

Or maybe not.  I may take it apart and use the spindles individually in a project.  Any ideas for the spindles?

You are probably curious about the aqua goodness that has been in the background of many of the photos.  I was told that they were once part of a built in around a fireplace in an old house.  There are 3 doors.  I love the color and how they are perfectly chipping.  The options for these guys are endless!

This is my second week in a row finding oars.  This time they are about 6 feet and have signs of red paint.

And finally I got a wirey dress form.  I like how pliable this is.

Oh wait, that’s not it!  I almost forgot that I got a vintage pulldown school map of South America circa 1950s.  The colors are great.  I need to hang it and snap a picture for you.  Can you believe I managed to get all of this in my car?

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