Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've Been Under The Weather But Still Thrifting

Last weekend found me feeling under the weather with a cold. I'm feeling better but not quite at the top of my "thrifting" game. This weekend we only went to two sales and both of them were second day sales.

My favorite find was a Bottlebrush Tree still in the 1960s original box. The box is printed with fluorescent colors. The tree originally came with electric lights but are missing on mine. I never realized that old bottlebrush trees might have come in boxes and with electric lights {especially considering the center of the tree is metal}. It is also interesting that the fluorescent inks on the package have stayed bright and yet the tree seems to have faded to a mellow tan color.
My other favorite find was this egg crate found inside a barn. I just couldn't resist this with the metal label from a California egg farm.  

I have a fondness for vintage hankies and especially for souvenir State hankies.  

Americana "Good night"

We found this small shaker jar. It has larger slits in the top so I'm not sure what it dispensed originally. I plan to fill it with glitter.

I found this nice Westclock alarm clock. I liked the dark face which made it stand out.

The last goodie we found was a stash of vintage honeycomb decorations. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these just yet. One piece is marked "Made in Denmark" {Hello again Lisbet!}

I hope everyone had a wonderful thrifting weekend.

This is linked to:
Apron Thrift GirlBrambleberry CottageCherished Treasures, Common GroundHer Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?, Junker NewbieMod Vintage Life, Tales From Bloggeritaville and The Thrifty Groove


  1. great finds. Love the americana hankie...would make a great pillow.

  2. That egg crate is fantastic, love the yellow metal label on it.

  3. Great you're feeling better now, Lynda.

    Beautiful finds... all of them! Lucky you :-)

    It's quite funny you have all of these "Made in Denmark" items in the USA... Actually I didn't know honeycomp items were made in DK at all. I guess it's from the 1960'ies or earlier...!

    Thank you for the {Hello}... :-)

    Greetings from a sunny - still Winter and cold - Denmark...


  4. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well, Lynda. I hope you're on the mend.

    It's a good thing you felt well enough for thriftin' though, 'cause you certainly found some terrific treasures! In all my years of thrift store shopping, estate and yard sale hopping, antiquing, etc., I've never found a bottle brush tree in its original box. Too cool!!! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  5. I am also a vintage hanky collector. I LOVE the red/white/blue "good night" hankie- how unique!!! What a sweet find.


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