Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sweet Mother of Treasure Hunting!!!

She was smiling on me today!!! I mean...really smiling on me! I have been in search of a Vintage typewriter for some time now....not an all out treasure hunt, just keeping my eyes open. I found one 2 weeks ago but it had a hefty price tag - heftier than I was willing to pay after seeing multiple small children banging on the keys while I was in the store - so I passed on it.

Today my mom and went to check out a new spot...we were thinking of renting booth space to unload some of our treasures. We did some hunting and then stumbled upon a yard sale in the back of a thrift store!
Lucky for me, I have some finds to show on Southern is her last week...boohoo....

I was browsing and finding some GREAT treasures! I almost walked right past it...but something about the case caught my eye. Maybe it was the $2.00 price tag....did I mention I am super thrifty when I treasure hunt????....but whatever it was, I cracked the case and Seriously, JUMPED!
I grabbed it off the table so fast I think I almost knocked my mother down! Look at it...isn't it beautiful!!! It isn't perfect, but darn close! Who needs perfect when you just want it for fun!!

Everything in the above 4 pictures, cost me a total of $22.00!!!
Then there were the Antique Mall finds...not quite as cheap but not too expensive either! Remember...I am pretty cheap when I am treasure hunting!
I scored LOTS of treasures this weekend (Thursday-Sunday).....
Vintage Jewelry box
Vintage mirrored dresser tray
BEAUTIFUL milk glass vase
Tea cup and saucers for tea sets
Multiple pieces of Rhinestone bling
Planters....and more planters....and more planters (all vintage)
Trim for my Silver Bella Swap
Wade collectibles for my kids
Fireking bowls
These are terrible pictures....but pictures! I just realized that my big camera is not working with our new laptop???


  1. Hi Heather~
    Such fun the aqua typewriter! I have been resisting the 'hunt' lately...I just can't deal with the dealing with part. We need to quit doing match box swaps....and do like rubber maid tote swaps.....I will get Heather right on that????? Have an artfully creative day!!

  2. Oh, what wonderful treasures you found. I go thrifting with my mom too, so much fun!! Love all your jewelry finds. I'm going to be following you, can't wait to check out what you find out there;-)

  3. Great typewriter!! Where are you going to put it?? I have one in the attic and I just don't know what to do with it!

  4. Oh that is one LOVELY typewriter! What a score! I am happy to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link up your sweet finds and creations at my weekly link party Fabulous Friday Finds! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  5. so glad for you to have found ur typewriter and cheap at that! Lucky Girl

  6. Those are wonderful finds, Heather. I love the typewriter but I am looking at the two blue and white cups on the bottom left. Are you in Beth Quinn's class? Those would be outstanding for one of her Charlotte creations!!!

    Suz from Silver Bella

  7. Love those thermoses...they remind me of my Gramp. Cute TW too! FYI every Friday I have a thrift party, I would love for you to join in sometime. Debbie