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April 23, 2009

Recent Thrift Booty – Clock, Park and Banana Boat

Welcome to the Thursday post, everyone!  There has been a recent surge of garage and estate sales around here since the weather got better.  Not that I am complaining, but my little “stockroom” of fun vintage things is starting to get pretty packed! Now every time I bring something home, Hubs says, “You’re going to sell that, right? Please?” Poor Hubs.

race-weeken-011Here is a super cute amber glass candy dish.  At least I think it is a candy dish.  It is oval and shaped like a banana split boat, so maybe that is what it is.  In any case, it is a dish that can be used to hold things, and it is a pretty glass and I bought it at the local thrift store because it needed a home.

By the way, I realized my three-season room with the painted brick wall is a fantastic place to take pictures in the afternoon. So much light!

One of the reasons I bought this dish was for the great bottom, which you can see in this picture:race-weeken-013

I love it!  It looks great in the sunlight.race-weeken-023

Another great find that day was this glass souvenir mug from Yosemite.  It is shaped like a barrel with gold metal bands around it.  It also has a wooden handle, which you can’t see in this picture.

I think what appealed to me was the white printing on the brown glass in contrast with the gold bands. I also like that the Yosemite is made out of logs, which I think is a cute touch. race-weeken-014





Here is a Howard Miller brass clock, which Hubs and I got at a recent auction.  It looks like it is brand new, and it doesn’t have a battery in it so I don’t know if it runs or not.  Not sure when this is from, but it has a late 70’s or early 80’s vibe to me. What do you think?race-weeken-033

The last find is a great one.  Super cute over sized utensil wall art. A great avocado green with a ceramic insert that has a rooster and a sun on it. They are also made out of painted metal rather than plastic, and these suckers are sturdy!  Sorry for those of you who were coveting these, they have been sold already, (thanks Retrorecipes!) but don’t worry.  I just picked up some super cute football wall art from the 70’s.  But that is for next week…

This post has been submitted to Vintage Thingie Thursdays and Colorado Lady!

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10 Responses to Recent Thrift Booty – Clock, Park and Banana Boat

  1. ClassyChassy Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Nice items you showed today! The Howard Miller Co. is in Zeeland MI, about 50 min. drive from my place. They’ve been in business a long time. Don’t know anything about your clock, but it is darling – love the shape!

  2. fitty Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I love your clock.. so retro.. and the mug.. welp, I have one that looks like that.. dad bought it long time ago when visiting CA. Happy VTT

  3. Barbara Jean Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    That clock is the most unusual i have ever seen.

    blessings on your day.
    barbara jean

  4. Stephanie Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Nice finds! I like the clock a lot 🙂

  5. Rechelle Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Very cool finds. My dad has a mug, just like that!

  6. Julie Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Love the treasures. My favorites are the candy dish and clock…! Have a great Thursday..Julie

  7. CC Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    What great finds. I specially like the glass dish…love the color of it. Happy VTT and have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Coloradolady Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    What great finds. I just love the candy dish…so pretty. Thanks for participating on VTT. Have a great week.

  9. Janet Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    love your yard sale finds. I love yard sales and they are starting in our area now, too. Went to about 4 of them today.

  10. Susan Reply

    April 23, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Nice clock and love the graphic on the fork and spoon.

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