Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
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I have mentioned several times that my husband and I love to go to Canton to First Monday Trade Days. We usually reserve that for warmer weather months. But, we went for First Monday this month for a change. Luckily, the weather was pleasant, cool, but in the sun, it was nice. There were not nearly as many vender's as in the warmer months, but if you were brave enough to make it in the cooler weather, there were bargains to be had.
I have the saddest story to tell you, but for some reason, I am holding off for a bit longer...I am so aggravated at myself for letting my husband talk me out of not buying something that I have regretted each and every day since. It almost has become an obsession. And I have been sad, bewildered,and mad at myself....this was a treasure from my childhood, that I may very well never see again for the price I found it for....can you believe I did that??? I am thinking of going back for First Monday Trade Days in February and hope beyond hopes he did not sell this item, and has it for sale then. I will let you know, and post about this in February....promise......nothing like leaving you hanging...right??? Well, I just want to make sure you check back and see what I am talking about.....sorry.
But, that trip was not without a great find. And this time, I did not pass it up. Like I said, bargains were to be found, and really, I am surprised I did not bring more goodies home.
Do you remember these? I found several of these vintage glass towel racks, some were priced over the top....but I did find these two from a guy who was more than happy to sell them to me. You know, it is funny, I don't remember anyone in my family having these in their homes, but I remember them being in a blue bathroom of someones house, and I thought they were great....now....who's blue bathroom they were in has slipped my mind, but now I own a set.
They need to have the paint removed and cleaned up a bit, but not too much. I like the rusty look and only want to clean up the glass. These were a steal at $20.00.
Funny story, the man had a higher price on them, and Steve was happy to give him whatever he wanted for them...(he was ready to go...and tired of me talking about the item I was not taking home, that now regret) Anyway, I asked the vendor if he had a better price on these....He looked at me real serious like and asked,....better price? Do you mean a better price for you or for me? Silly man......I did get him down off the original price by about $5.00, Steve slapped the money in his hand and was ready to go.....before I walked all the way across the field for the item, I now regret each and every day not getting.....just sayin'
I am going to put these in my sewing room, and use them to display some of my vintage linens. Truth be told, I need about 10 times more of these, but I will just display a few of my treasures with these two. I bet who ever owned them originally would have never thought they would end up in a room other than the bathroom. I will have to take pictures when I get them on the wall. It may be Spring, as I have a couple of shelves that need to be reworked to hang too, then I will show you the whole wall.
Have a great weekend my friends. January is marching on....come on Spring!
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