Friday, August 31, 2012

Fun Friday Finds #12

Wanna know something shocking?  I wasn't in the mood for yard sales today!  Can you believe that?  We went to a few, but I just wasn't feelin' it and we came back home.  Nevertheless, I did find some things at those few sales.


Total spent - $23


Vintage mirror - $1
(Can you see that great aged patina?  So lovely, but I do plan on selling it.)

Vintage wooden hangers - .50
(Not sure if I'm keeping or selling, I love the ones with the extra long metal part.)

Little wooden Baking Soda box - .50
(I don't really know if this is original or reproduction, but I don't care either way.  I've been looking for little vintage laundry type items for our laundry room and I thought was this cute.)


Apple peeler - $1
(I love all these handy little kitchen gadgets I've been finding lately.)


Set of 4 planters - $5
(I bought these with {this idea} from Pinterest in mind.)
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So.....
did you figure out what was in that black box up there in the first picture?



If you guessed an old Royal typewriter you'd be right!  I got this beauty for $15.  

The older gentleman who was selling this had it marked $20 obo, so I asked him what his best price would be.  He said, "Well, I was just looking them up on my phone and they go for some pretty fantastic prices so I think I'm gonna have to stick with $20."  His wife walked up just as I was saying, "You wouldn't take $15?"  He replied, "No, I better stick with $20."  She gasped and said, "We are NOT storing that thing for another 10 years, give it to her for $15."  He shook his head in defeat and gave it to me for $15.  : )


Not sure if I'm keeping or selling this one yet.  

If you've been following me on Facebook then you know I did some thrift store shopping earlier in the week and one of the things I found was this odd little glass box.


Check back on Monday to see what I did with it.

I hope you have a really great long weekend!

                                           

5 comments:

  1. The apple peeler - I've had one for over 20 years and it still works as good as the first day I got it. We have 11 apple trees and it really gets a workout. Now, the typewriter - the keys alone sell for $1 each! (for necklaces) so you will def make your money back if you sell it. Just love the hangers.

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  2. Great finds!!
    The planter baskets also make cute fruit baskets if you have somewhere to hang them. :)
    I love the typewriter!! I wish there were a way to polish the silver edges on the keys (like they do to them for jewelry making) without removing them. :)
    Love the mirror too!

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  3. I looove those apple peelers. Another great find, even on a day when you weren't feel'n it!

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  4. You can polish the keys with a Dremel tool using a buffer wheel.

    Jon A

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  5. LOL on the typewriter. http://junkparlor.blogspot.com

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