Saturday, October 24, 2009

Plastic Shell Chair and 1972 Decorating Encyclopedia Set

Today's yard sale finds. Older shell-style chair made from a rubbery plastic and the complete 18 volume set from 1972 of the Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Found at 2 different locations. The chair needed new rubber feet which I got at the hardware store on my way home. The books are in great shape, slightly dusty with a hint of vintage cigarettes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Hide-Out Rewind #1

SOME FINDS FROM YEARS PAST. I'll try to post up old finds from time to time to keep things interesting.
1977 VW Bus found at a garage sale (sold), my vintage skateboard collection that I sold off, some old metal lunchboxes, and an early 1960's Ampeg Reverberocket amplifier I found in a dumpster (sold).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another Mid Century Chair & 1950's Thermos

On my way to the flea market this morning I came across a pair of teak mid century chairs in the same trash pile as I found the wicker chair on Thursday. They must be cleaning out the back porch or something. I only kept the one chair since the other was pretty beat and not worth fixing. I plan on giving it the treatment this week and it should come out nice. I also found a 1950's ribbed aluminum Thermos.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Wicker Chair Is Finished!

The wicker chair I found on Thursday is finished. It didn't need much but I did have to fix a broken weld on the legs and glue a few areas on the seat. I painted the legs gloss black, added new rubber feet and mixed up some varnish clear coat which I sprayed over the wicker. It came out nice and looks good with my other chair.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grolsch Beer Man

The Grolsch beer man! I'm guessing this is some kind of advertising piece or bar display for the company. He is about 8.5 inches tall and made of plastic. It says "Holland Grolsch Beer" on the front near his feet.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mid Century Wicker Chair

Found this mid century wicker chair while curb surfing this afternoon right before a rainstorm moved through. Not sure of the maker and it needs a bit of work to make it nice again, but overall it is a cool chair. I'll try to post up some better pictures of it once I clean it up.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Old Black Powder Rifle - Toy or Real?

Got this for only a buck at a yard sale this morning. It is missing some pieces but seems to be pretty old. It has an octagon shaped steel barrel, wood body and a small round opening storage compartment. There are a few markings on the metal parts like "Made in Spain" and the number 15965 stamped in the wood and barrel. Is it a toy or real? Time to do some research.

UPDATE: After some research/discussions today I've come to believe this rifle is an old toy of some sort. Not heavy or durable enough to be real. Value??? Let me know what you think.

Toy Cars

Sweet Buddy L van with the 70's dirtbike theme, black Fire Ball Corgi Junior 70's van, magenta Matchbox Datsun 260 Z 2+2 with opening doors, and a green Matchbox Baja Buggy. All found at one of the local Thrift Stores.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rabbit Magic Trick Box

Not really old but I liked the images on the sides and thought it was unique, plus it was FREE. The box folds open and has a large hole in one end. Watch the bunny reappear!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Duke Boys and Gasoline

Garage sales were not the greatest today but I did find a kids TV tray from 1981 featuring The Dukes of Hazzard and an old 5L USMC gas tank from 1972. Not bad for $1.50!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Metal Thermos Cooler & Coleman Stove Parts

Stopped at an estate sale this morning after not finding many yard sales and picked up a few things. Got an older metal cooler made by Thermos which is kinda rusty but I like the way it looks. Also got 2 NOS generators for the old Coleman camp stoves. I'm keeping the Coleman parts but the cooler will be for sale at the next car show I go to.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

1960's Girl Scout Canteen

This is today's thrift store find. Aluminum Girl Scout canteen with plaid & green cloth cover. Has the GS logo on the back and on the button snaps.