Saturday, June 29, 2013

Back to the Joy of Thrifting

June has been an extremely busy month for me. Two racing events {and podium finishes} for my son, a new motorhome and truck for Dear Handyman and I designed and completed two very large and exciting projects at work. Which explains why I haven't had a chance to get to any garage/estate sales for almost the entire month. But today was my opportunity to get back to the joy of thrifting.

My favorite find was this set of mid-century modern ice bucket and barware glasses by Russel Wright. I love the colors and it just looks so retro.
We also found another vintage desk lamp. I love the industrial look of these lamps.
A set of His and Hers storage cases...
A vintage 1960s world globe:
Another 100% wool blanket:
Cool old steam punk 1927 Big Ben clock:
Lots of old rulers:
Various Smalls including an 8mm file reel called "Training the RAF", another box of Sparklers, old hat pins still in their packaging and an old squished penny from Pearl Harbor.
The last thing we found is perhaps the funniest thing I've seen in a while. It is a measuring tape that says "Pocket tape for estimating live weight of cow." It has directions to wrap the tape measure around a cow and the measurement will tell you an estimate of the cow's weight. I'm not sure how handy this will be but if I ever come across a cow and need to estimate its weight then I will have this as a resource. If anyone has access to cows, can you tell me if they are docile enough to wrap a tape measure around them?
So this was my extremely fun day getting back to thrifting. I plan to spend some time getting most of these items into my Stuff to Treasure store so please stop by and see what's new in a few days.

Hope everyone had a great day of thrifting.


  1. The desk lamp is wonderful and I love the old clock. Looks like you got back into your thrifting groove with a bang!

  2. I love the cow estimating tape. I don't personally work with cows, but my uncle does. I would guess (or estimate?) that some are probably fine with being wrapped in a tape measure and some probably aren't. I don't think I'd do it myself. Cows are really big. :-) Looks like you found some great stuff! Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile!

    1. I would have guessed that cows must be pretty big but I don't have a clue as to how domesticated they might be. Thanks for your comment.

  3. What great finds - especially the glassware! That is a strange measuring tape for sure!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. Really great items you've found! The lamp is so cool!
    *SMILES* from Denmark //Lisbet

    1. Hi Lisbet! Hope you're having a wonderful Summer in Denmark.

  5. Lynda, wow that was a great haul! How are you these days? Haven't seen you in a while... hope all is well :-)

    1. Hi Eileen! So good to hear from you. I'll see you at CHA in a couple of weeks and visit for a bit if you're not too busy :)


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