Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I May Have Picked The Mid-West Clean...

In my nineteen years of coming to Kansas...
As you will recall from this post Joyland is my favorite junk store to date, and this year was no different. I must say I had quite a bit more buying restraint,
I think i'm coming off of "lamp fever"  I found these two beauties... but with no price and a water stain on the back of the shade I left them for some other 9 year old redhead to find and start a collection.
 

 (My loot, findssome snowflake Pyrex$3.95, an Ice scoop $5.00, & 3 records $1.50)
There was a lot of junk collectibles here and there but nothing really eye catching, I very nearly purchased an early 1900's wheel Chair, but it was in pretty bad shape. So I went and dug through the 78' records stack a and found the titles "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny!" - Andrew Sisters, "Night & Day" -Frank Sintatra, and "Down Argentine Way" on original 78's no less! Spotted the Pyrex on a shelf it has a few chips in the lid but other than that it's in pretty good shape. And then there's the Ice cream scoop...
 

I grabbed this A) because it looked old. B) because I received an ice cream maker for the Casablanca for Christmas.  Well the price on the tag was $12.95 and even though it was mostly brass that's to high for me. I haggled the guy down to $5.00 and snatched it up! He told me that it had been in use in an actual soda shop in Topeka KS and he picked it up when they went out of business in the 80's. Well I did some research on my "Hamilton Beach model 60B" Ice cream scoop and found out that its from the 1940's and its worth about $30, and I mean how cool is it that it was used everyday in a real soda counter!
Well after that I went back in and found these record albums Jesus Christ Superstar (the movie soundtrack, with lyric book included!), and Swinging hits from 1938-45.  This summer we at the Casablanca got into the habit of throwing records on the player while we sit down and eat dinner and the Big Band music will be perfect!
 


After Joyland  we had lunch at a place called "Spangles" a 1950's themed chain restaurant, some pretty cool stuff on the walls.
(and ceiling...)
(I'd love to cover my counter tops in this!)
(My sister poses with Elvis)

Well that about rapped up day one of my hunting in Kansas! 
Tune in for my "Catch up with Curtis" you'll remember him from his annual summer visit he now lives in Lawrence KS until then!

-Mick-

12 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Mich that ice cream scoop is so cool! I am so glad you got the price down and purchased it for the Casablanca! I love that you got an ice cream maker also...summer time!!

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Way to haggle! I lost my scoop in the move. How does that happen?? Got my eye out for another one tho. Love the sign outside the restaurant. Cute!

Ben Reinhardt said...

Pretty sweet haul, Mick. I really wanna hit up that restaurant as well. We have a retro diner by me, but it's a little pricey :/ Oh well! Good to have you back to blogging!

Retro Keith said...

love the pyrex!!!

Jabacue said...

Mick, I'd say it's time to 'hit' another unsuspecting town and 'clean them out too'!!
Welcome back and be seein' ya.
Jim

Missouri Michael said...

Stop ransacking the Midwest of our goodies! Geez - you have your own goodies in Texas! LOL - you got some great pieces. Glad to see you back to blogging again! :)

Mulli said...

Now I want a model 60B ice cream scoop! Good find!

Zootsuitmama said...

You were up here and didn't come see me!!!! Wahh! Zootsuitmama

Vintage Christine said...

Don't bother to come to Mississippi since there's no way in hell any of the thrifts here would be selling Pyrex for $3.95. That ice cream scoop is incredible. Is there a particular reason why the place is called Joyland (other than the fact that it's a joy to find cheap stuff there?).

Amber Von Felts said...

Happy New Year Mick! I hope your 2011 is fulla great finds and lots of friends!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Great stuff! Love the Diner!

Shara said...

You were in Topeka! Birthplace of ME. I'm going there in April and Joyland is on my list.