Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY

Well its time for another round of Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by coloradolady.blogspot.com
 So I am going to post some things we found again in our jaunts through the trash and curb side pick-ups In Salt Lake City.

This scale was found in a Mexican markets dumpster. It would have never been found as we usually don't do alot of actually dumpster diving. However this dumpster that night was loaded with wood from some displays that had been removed from the store. It was nice boards of pine that Hubby likes to build with. As he dug, he unearthed this little beauty. He of course would not let me see it and just kept oh ing and ah ing. And then tried to tell me he was going to leave it cause it was just too dirty. AS IF !!!! I did not care with this how much dirt I had to clean off of it....I only hope it had been in storage for years, cause if not, it was in the store in that state....I just cannot imagine that! The basket that is suppose to sit on the white rim is missing but it is still in working order and I just love it. It now has a home in my kitchen, where it is happily loved.
 Next find was from the annual trash pick up in SLC. It was found in one of the more exclusive neighborhoods. The pictures really don't do it justice. It too is part of my home and is most of the time full of flowers. It is lead cystal. It did not have one scratch or ding on it...Who would throw out such a lovely piece? At least donate it to a charity shop right?
 
Next is a rolling pin we found in the trash. It is marble and quite heavy and has been in our home quite a while now. It was actually one of our first trash pile finds. It is wonderful to use to make pie crust with. You just have to be careful not to roll too hard or the pie crust gets way to thin. My hubby calls it the bad hubby basher....Again with the wicked sense of humor. Like I would ever!  So that is some of my vintage kitchen items for this week.  
 Don't forget to join as a member on my blog since we are having a give away of a basket with vintage rooster embriodery pattern, embriodery floss, towels and a tin of dried green apple chips(homemade and yummy)..To be eligible must be a member of this blog by Saturday at midnight west coast time.... 

19 comments:

Maureen said...

I have a vintage scale - what a monster it is! So cool!

marian said...

what FAB finds..who throws this stuff out!!..those scales are amazing, the vase is divine and the rolling pin is delightful!!..sso glad they are treasured by their new owner!!..thanks also for visiting my blog :)

Ulla said...

You have made some great finds is trash! I can imagine how good the marble roller is to use.

Coloradolady said...

My goodness....I think I need to go digging around in the trash. Amazing finds....really Amazing. That scale...I would love to find something like that...

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

It really blows my mind on what people throw away! They should be ashamed of themselves! Their loss, our gain! Your scale is my fave.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Jane said...

Unbelievable curbside finds!!! Love every one of them. It is amazing what some people will throw away...great job giving them a 2nd life!

ClassyChassy said...

Dumpster Diving paid off for you, didn't it? Great finds! Happy VTT to you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW! I need to live in your neighborhood. What incredible finds!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Postcardy said...

I have a vintage postcard with a woman bashing her husband with a rolling pin. It says "Never underestimate the power of a woman." It is one of the postcard designs that I used for some products in my Zazzle shop.

~~Carol~~ said...

Can I PLEASE go trash picking with you?!? One man's trash is truly another's treasure in this case. That scale is so cool! What a great vintage thingie to have, and that rolling pin and glass are awesome too. I'm so glad you were able to rescue all three of those beauties from the landfill!
Happy VTT!

LV said...

I cannot believe you found all those great things in a dumpster. I have been to garage sales, thrift stores, and Goodwill, but have not tried a dumpster. I may have to tray it if I can get things like that. Glad you had time to stop by my place for a nice comment.

Candace said...

What neat finds - the scale is incredible as are the vase and rolling pin!
Cheers!

Jingle said...

That scale is such a great find! How very neat!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

You're so right about things getting tossed out like garbage...and why? There is so much stuff in landfills that people could use.

so sad

Teresa said...

Love to hear that I am not the only garbage picker out there. I have found some great stuff much to my children's dismay. My husband is really good at it. Just yesterday he found an old metal 40s or 50'skitchen stool/chair on the curb. Original paint of red and white. very cool. Just needs a bit of love and a soapy sponge. Glad You visited my blog so I could then find yours. thanks

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

You really have some neat found treasures! I need to follow you around...:)

Rebecca D. said...

Kimberly... I can't believe you made one of my most favorite pieces of furniture in my home!!! I bought it on Home Agains Opening day! I just had to have it! I have spent close to $1000 over the last two years there! I would not be surprised if I have other pieces you've done!


Taht must have been crazy seeing it on my blog! It's like finding a long lost friend isn't it!!!Thanks for making my home so wonderful with your creations! I am in the process of moving it down to my craft room where it will get lot's and lot's of great use housing my fabric!!! I need more storage in that room!!!Problem solved!!!

Rebecca D. said...

p.s... That piece is a beast it's so heavy!!! Makes me love it even more!!!Quality!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You are the QUEEN of the curbside finds. I love that old scale, but that crystal vase - holy smokes, who would toss that out? What a WASTE.

I have a marble rolling pin; aren't they great? I can't believe you found yours....how great.

I LOVE to find things at curbside. Am sitting in a chair right now that we found that way!
Cass