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,
(MyThere was a lot of
loot, findssome snowflake Pyrex$3.95, an Ice scoop $5.00, & 3 records $1.50)
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!
After Joyland we had lunch at a place called "Spangles" a 1950's themed chain restaurant, some pretty cool stuff on the walls.
(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!