Monday, November 2, 2009

Lucky Seven

I popped into a rummage sale at a nearby Church at the weekend. It had been advertised a few weeks ago and is only held twice a year. I needed to get some groceries that morning anyway so I brought D in the front of the double stroller and H and S stayed home with hubbie, who needless to say was less than thrilled when I came back from my "grocery shopping" with the back of the stroller full of the following seven GORGEOUS items!

An aqua hole punch (my obsession with vintage office equipment rears its head again).

A lovely black metal toast rack, I'm going to use this as a letter rack.

A really cool bakelite bankers style desk lamp, I LOVE these and have seen them on eBay occasionally but always above what I'd want to pay when postage is taken into account. (By the way the hole in the wall behind the lamp is courtesy of S and his colouring pencils).

I've spotted these around markets a few times, I think they're for toasting things over an open camp-fire, fun!

I love vintage wire baskets and this one is pretty unusual, it can be used open...

Or closed (I used sticky tape to keep it closed for the photo until I find a little piece of wire).

This spice rack is a little "country kitchen" for my liking but...

I love the little spice jars and the stand could always get a makeover with some duck-egg coloured paint perhaps.


And finally, a blue metal slide box. I already have one almost the exact same style in green so they'll make a lovely pair.

Oh look! I forgot to type the prices I paid for each item... I'll just give you a total, shall I? How does $7 sound? Yes, you read correctly, SEVEN DOLLARS!!!

Most items had a colour coded sticker indicating price, that fab bakerlite lamp had a red sticker meaning $1, the spice rack had a yellow sticker indicating $2!! The other items I picked up had no stickers so when I brought them to the desk to pay the guy just muttered guesstimates for each item (50 cents for the wire basket!!!) and gave me a total of $7! I almost ran out the door after paying in case he changed his mind!

11 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

That's quite a haul for such a small price. I like the wire basket. It's great, I wonder if it will stay shut if there's weight in it, or was it just about carrying stuff?

Home Girl said...

amazing! u really have to open a shop one day u have such a talent for picking up bargins. i love the toast rack - has a v modern feel to it. the jaffel iron is actually v practical if u have a gas stove. its for making toasted sandwiches - butter the bread on outside fill it up whack it in, cut overflowing crust with sharp knife and sit it on the flame as u would a saucepan, check the browness then flip over to other side. we had one when we were kids xx

6p00d834524f6f69e2 said...

You did not get all of that for $7!!! I thought that I was reading that one item cost $7 at first. That wire basket is unbelievable!!!
I also love that aqua hole punch.
Kim
www.vintagepretties.typepad.com

kurrabikid said...

Wow, that was a great score!!

Fancy Fodder said...

Great stuff! My favorite is the round wire basket...how unique!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

My favorite is that toast rack. Totally - although $7! man oh man!

Missa said...

That wire basket is so cool, what a deal!

Marina said...

wow!! unreal! Great great finds!!
Great metal box.

Tricia said...

The basket is awesome!

paperdollsforboys said...

Almost too jealous to type.
What a super score, all those cool gadgets and tools. Ack!

Erin said...

Wow! That's real thrifting for you. These days you're lucky if you can go to a thrift store or show and pay under $7 for any one thing. Awesome finds!