Monday, February 21, 2011

The Weekend Haul!

Well Readers,
 This weekend was mostly spent Downtown. I had to be at the Theater around 11:00  to help set back up for Cinderella, everything had been moved to make way for the fabulous Glenn Miller Orchestra. However between setting up and seeing my record 17th and 18th viewings of "Cinderella" (this was closing weekend)  with friend Savannah.
 (Savannah and I)
(Terrace-Cinderella & myself)
 I did manage to squeeze in some thrifting/ antique shopping and I hit the JACKPOT! My first find was this $1.00 ( I think it was a) planter in the shape of bamboo, 
 I plan on hanging it on the wall and keeping my wooden stiring spoons in its little slots. 
 The little Santa Mug  was found next at my favorite thrift store Value Village snagged for 17 cents! Next I happened upon the sheet music $1.00 a book...
 I picked up Frank Sintatra's arrangement of "Lily Belle" (circa 1945), and the "HOOP-DEE-DOO" Polka (circa 1950). When I got back to the Theater I caught my friend Shara ( who is also one of the best Music Directors at Wichita Theater)  on a break and asked if she would play the "Hoop-dee-doo" Polka sheet music for me,  well after a few rounds the tune was so catchy that friend Joe (Director of Tom Sawyer) joined in and sang vocals. Sorry for the poor visual quality, its REALLY dark in the theater, but they sound fantastic!

 (Wasn't that fun?! SO worth the $1.00 investment!)

Next I saw and nearly passed up the 2nd best find of the day, this amazing 14" turquoise boomerang lamp.
I spotted it in the corner of a booth, and thought "Oh wow!" followed by "Do I really need another lamp?" It was kinda pricey at $25, and I thought to myself "maybe for my birthday?" and walked on. Well the more I wandered through the antique mall, the more it thought about hearing how hard these were to snag on Ebay, how I had wanted one for quite some time, that buying in person would save shipping cost, that I knew it would make it to me in one piece... Then Just as the voice of reason was settling in I thought "Well, it IS Turquoise... and that is my color of choice." So it became mine, I can justify buying this if I use it on a Set, you might think me an idiot for giving $25.00 for a lamp, but I thought it was a deal haha!
 
The Best find of the day (and a much needed Item at the Casablanca) was hands down this...
It is a "CHEF AN-ETTE" tin recipe holder! I have never seen one of these and found it just minuets after finding the boomerang lamp.  Whats neat about this it it looks like a normal stack of books on a little shelf...
BUT the "Books" labeled with things such as breakfast items cakes, meat and fish, and desserts hinge forward to store your note-carded recipes! It even has little brackets cut out so you hang hang the "shelf" on the wall.
 (How neat is that?!)

I was already feeling guilty for buying a $25 lamp, but this was just to cool and perfect for the Casablanca not to get. So I begrudgingly  payed the $15 (Happy Valentines to me!)  I'm sure once my mother reads this post I will be getting a long lecture about how I "Spend money like a sailor on leave" however Its going to be used, and it was a deal.

All in all a pretty fun and fantastic weekend!

-Mick-

11 comments:

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Jeez what amazing finds!! First up, that lamp for $15 are you crazy that's a steal, well I certainly think so, I mean I'm in the UK but if I could find that for $15 I'd fight someone for it!

I also love the tin recipe holder what an entirely genius idea, I love it and I would have easily paid that!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The lamp is amazing and at $25 I do think you got a bargain. Love the recipe holder, I've never seen one like it! Enjoy!!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Yup, for $25 I would have snatched it out of your hands and run like hell to the counter, waving cash!!

LOOKOUT!! Crazy old lady who knows a deal when she see's one, coming through!! lolllll

Annie said...

Wowzers what a haul ... I LOVE the recipe holder and the lamp is so worth the $25!

Amber Von Felts said...

Your mom is hilarious! I really like the lamp. Its beautiful. Nice score on the lil' recipe box too.

Retro Keith said...

love the lamp! we have matching lamps!

Vintage Christine said...

Of course the lamp is to die for and you totally deserve it. Did you ask for a discount? That is so cool that you had someone perform the music for you, too. Fun!!!

Zootsuitmama said...

LOve it! Looks like you're having fun!

A Vintage Revival said...

Lamp has got to be my favorite, I love the color, timeless!!

Jim said...

We ALL want that lamp Mick! You know you could sell it if you HAD too! Nice stuff indeed.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Thanks so much for leaving the link to your post of the colour of your kitchen. Your wall colour is just the green I had in mind if I decide to go with green walls. I LOVE your stove X