Saturday, October 13, 2012

Treasure Hunt Finds

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   Not having a job opens up many opportunities to visit some swap meets I have never gotten to go to before. So much fun to just hop in my little car and go on an adventure on a Wednesday afternoon to the Ventura Swap Meet. This swap meet was by far the best swap meet I have been to in a really long time. It was full of venders and the prices were very reasonable at some of the booths. Plus getting out of the heat was a wonderful treat too.

I had so much fun driving down to Ventura listening to girl music.

The day was very gloomy, but was perfect for me. 

I was having so much fun!

Lots of wonderful treasures to be found. 

After the swap meet I walked on main street enjoying the weather. I just love this old movie theatre. The colors are lovely pastels. 

Now onto the treasures from my wonderful adventure. 

I finally found my first Pyrex butter dish in perfect condition. I was overjoyed to find this beauty. The sweet lady I bought it from had a lot of other lovely treasures as well. She let this Pyrex dish go for only $3.00.

The lovely green clock was actually found at the Salvation Army. It plugs into the wall and keeps very good time, and I got it for $1.59.  This old wind up clock was found at an awesome booth with a ton of great treasures, and even better prices. He pretty much charged me $1.00 for everything I bought from him. 

Look at those wonderful mint green clock hands. This clock was made in germany. 

The next few items came from the same booth as the little clock above, and of course it was only $1.00. 

Doilies for only $1.00.

This is my absolute favorite find of the day. I felt like I found this book at such perfect timing as I found it right after I quit my job to become a stay at home wife. So perfect. The book is just so sweet too. This little book was $2.00, and I thought that was a fine price. 

Look at this cute festive pin. I just fell in love with his silly smile. Only $0.25 is a perfect price to pay for this cutie. 

This sweet pair of gloves caught my eye on the dollar table of a lovely stall holder. She had all sorts of vintage clothes and purses.

My second favorite find of the day is this wonderful baby blue phone. It was $3.00 and a perfect friend for my pretty pink princess phone. 

I did a little photo shoot with both cute phones.

I found these mint green knives at my local swap meet for $2.00, and they make for a really fun table setting. 

I do hope you all had a wonderfully thrifty week!


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  1. Great stuff at even better prices! I LOVE the knives - that color green is my favorite! How awesome is it that the clock is labeled a "Blessing"? Good for you! I started working for myself last year - cut my hours majorly, and even though we have less money - I feel better, less stressed, and a lot more blessed! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm so happy for you Rachael. That little book was the perfect find.

  3. Sweet new treasures! Love the mint clock!! xo Heather

  4. Oh my gosh the clocks. Wow. This looks so fun!!

  5. Great finds! I want to try that swapmeet, I didn't know about it. I love the phone, if been trying to find an older phone that has the dial too. I have the exact same pink phone you have. Love the prices!

  6. Ventura is my home town and I miss living there, thank you for the visit home! Love the photos! You know each time we put vintage phones in our booth they sell out quickly, great finds!

  7. Sounds like you had fun! Love those phones... they almost make me want to get a land line!

  8. Lots of great stuff...but the phones are my favorite! I am visiting via Coastal Charm party! Hugs, Penny

  9. Absolutely LOVE the book!!! I collect children's books and have never seen that one before!

    And only $2??? SCORE!!

    (found you through Coastal Charm)

  10. Wow! Love your finds! That green clock is SO pretty and unique and I love the one made by "Blessing" -- so sweet! That book is hilarious -- the women's libbers would have a field day with that one, right? The phones, well they're perfect!

  11. Looks like a fun way to spend the day. Love those phones and the mint green knives. Glad you enjoyed your outing; including the girl music on the drive :)

  12. The phones are sweet!! Lucky you!!

  13. I can't believe you found that phone for only $3! And your green knives are fun, too.

  14. I love all your treasures... the phones are adorable... but I'm a clock lover, so those are my favorites. I wanted to share something with you about the green dots and the green hands on your Blessing clock. It's an alarm clock, and when new, the green would glow in the dark so you could tell what time it was at night without turning on your bedside light. Have you checked to see if they still glow?

    have a wonderful fall day! Dixie

  15. What a fun sale! I love your little phones! I'm your newest follower :)

  16. My kind of prices. Dollar prices or 2 dollar prices is what I live for. You found some great finds there. Love the phones in their pastel colors. take care, Darlene

  17. Oh goodness, going to a swap meet would be so much fun!! I love the pink princess phone -- would you believe I had one when I was a teen!! Love those knives too! Fabulous finds!

  18. Love the phones, the colors are perfect so retro! Laura

  19. Wow what fun! I'm looking forward to a sale close to me this weekend! Hope I can find some goodies like you did! Thanks so much for sharing your finds with us for my linky party this week! So nice to have you come by!

  20. Great finds. I can't believe you found some of those things for only one dollar and much better than going to the dollar store :) too. That blue phone is so darn cute.


  21. What fabulous finds!!! I had a princess phone growing up in the 60's lol - such memories!
    In fact I recognize a ton of your great treasures!
    Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!

  22. Loved seeing all your 'thrifty' finds. Love the nostalgia involved with venturing into the past, wondering who may have used what, when and for the occasion, etc. So many wonderful things out there that have affected the lives of so many others. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  23. Love the the princess phones! I had a pink one when I was a teen. Great memories!


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