Sunday, March 30, 2014

Back With Goodies

Hello there,
I'm sorry for the lack of posting. It's been a combination of my busy work life, an incredibly cold, dark and dreary winter, and a slower pace of thrifting that I haven't been compelled to take photos of my thrifty finds. Today was the first real springy spring day. Finally we have sunlight and I'm ready to spring back into blogging. Thanks for checking in. 
 My son joined a youth bowling league in Dundas and as a result, my husband and I have taken up ten pin bowling. Ken has started to collect bowling paraphernalia. Above is a Mexican bowling pin he bought from someone in Guelph via Kijiji.
 My awesome father gave us this old railroad lantern recently.
 Vintage treasures sit happily together on top of the fireplace.
 These are antique blowtorches. One was from Southwarks Antique Mall in Cambridge, the other from Valley Antiques in Dundas.
 We bought the milk can on a Maritimes road trip many years ago. Awesome father gave me the wooden pulley and Ken bought me the wooden folk art cat at Valley Antiques.
 Ken bought this Brunswick bowling pin at Valley Antiques this afternoon for $16.
 My son Duncan started collecting vintage pop bottles. I picked up some old bottles from local pop companies today at Valley Antiques. The Sky  Hy was $6.

 The Majestic bottle came with the Texola case and the two pieces only cost $5. I'm telling you, you need to come to Valley Antiques. The variety of vintage treasures and the prices are quite fantastic.

 Before Christmas, we bought this old British Rail sign at Valley Antiques.
 We'll be putting something under the sign in the future.
 This retro medicine cabinet came from Ikea. We haven't hidden the wiring yet for the lighting, but you get the idea.
 Here are some of our funky glasses we keep in it.

 We bought this beautiful reproduction of a Dundas map (circa mid 1800's) at Valley Antiques.
 Our teak china cabinet holds many of my Pyrex pieces.

 This piece was one of the first items I have won at auction.
 Last week, Canadian Tire had a sale on Kitchen Aid mixers, so we finally got the orange mixer we've been wanting for years.

 My wonderful parents gave me this church pew for my birthday. It was originally attached to a wall at one end, so my dad bought two pews so that he could have the end piece attached to the end that was bolted to the wall. I love it and so does Kiko and Marty who are now frenemies and occasionally good buddies.
Thanks for stopping by. I promise to embrace to spirit of thrift blogging and blog more heartily as the better weather arrives.

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I'm a slightly off-beat Toronto-area teacher who enjoys writing and photography. I come from a family of collectors and now I'm dragging my own family around to yard sales. It's just a bit of fun. Enjoy the scenes.