Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Few Fun Finds

 The junking last weekend was all in the neighborhood but I still scored some fun finds.  Nina tossed the thimbles and other sewing notions into a baggie and GAVE them to me.  How lucky am I!!  More about the tape measure further down.  The chippy white shelf is turned on its side so it will stand up for the picture.
 When we were on vacation in Cali I saw some boxes similar to this in the Victorian Closet in Amador City.  I loved them and picked one up and turned it over and quickly (and gently) set it back down at $150.  I did NOT pay $150 at Nina and Joe's.  It will be staying with me and is sitting on my dresser.
 A glass rolling pin and a roll of very sweet kitten wallpaper.  The rolling pin is still sitting here waiting for me to make up my mind between filling it with buttons or with lace.  The wallpaper will be heading to Etsy.
 A bundle of beautiful old lace still waiting for it's turn in the kitchen sink.
 Vintage thimbles and a pack of tiny metal pups.
This tape measure is one of my favorite finds because I have never seen one like it.  I hope you can click these pictures bigger so you can read it.  It is wider than most at about 1".  It says Formfit Figure Tape Measure for Brassiere or Girdleiere Sizes and dated 1949.  How it works is a mystery but I am not it the market for a girdleiere so no worries, it will just be added to my collection.

13 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Boy you find some great stuff! I vote buttons for the rolling pin.

Annette said...

Your box is so pretty. How very sweet of Nina to make a bag for you. She knows what you like. I like that tin I saw in the picture, too. What did you decide to put in the rolling pin??

Jewels said...

The little puppies are my favorite - sweet (but I love the box to - is there a special name for it??)

My Garden Diaries said...

Fantastic finds lady!!! So loved that glass rolling pin! And all of the pretty lace! Have a wonderful weekend friend! Nicole xo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

The tape measure is great!

Gail Thayer said...

Very nice! I'll be stalking your shop for that wallpaper as it's my biggest weakness!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Put buttons in your rolling pin. Love that wallpaper it's darling!

xo Danielle

Maureen said...

Love the thimbles and dogs... at least one of which is a Monopoly token! Cool!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Goodies galore!! I don't blame you for passing on the box for $150 big ones, good for you for holding out for a much better deal. You know I'm loving all your lace and I vote for filling the rolling pin with it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is the most gorgeous box I've ever seen! How wonderful to have it to enjoy! I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this one! Enjoy your afternoon sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Art and Sand said...

I am trying to catch up.


I am in love with all the little dogs and now I wonder whatever happened to my thimble collection.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you sure found some great treasures. Love the box!! Love the little thimble collection (I collect them) and the sweet little dog figures.
So nice to catch up with you and thanks for stopping by while I was gone on vacation.
Have a great week.
XO

Into Vintage said...

*Love* the kitten wallpaper. Not sure which room that would be used in but it is pretty dang cute.