10.22.2010

Treasure Hunting

Last weekend while G&G Gardiner were here we decided (in true Gardiner fashion) to hit up a few garage sales.

We hit the jackpot!

Nestled in old Scottsdale we found the home of a couple that were just moved to an assisted living facility in CA by their children. The kids were present and wanted nothing more than to rid their lives of the parents junk.

Like I said. Jackpot.

We shall start with my favorite finds:

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I can't wait to purchase some film and see what they can do. They are all so cute and not bad for $2 a piece. This guy also had a vintage SLR that my father-in-law took home. Complete with an extensive set of lenses.

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We found this vintage Red Racer in the same neighborhood. The guy said he had it since he was a kid. He estimated it was made around 1930. We aren't really sure what to do with it. We agree that we could probably make a good profit from it, but Easy and I are a little to in love with it to sell just yet.

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No explanation needed. Spirograph's are rad. And for all ages...it says so on the box. :)

E also bought a few needed tools and my mother-in-law found a vintage Singer Sewing Machine. She was kind enough to give me a lot of the accessories that came with it, including these fantastic old needle booklets and some fabric scissors.

At the end of all the chaos I spotted a box full of vintage Tonka Trucks. Even with a house full of girls we couldn't resist as the woman was only asking $5 for the lot. Our friend Keegan was over this morning playing and he played with them for hours. Presently, the girls are outside with them and their Polly's - shoveling dirt and loading rocks.

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While they are busy I guess I should work on my Spirograph skills Psych flash cards.


Later.


8 comments:

Wendy said...

Wow you did hit the jackpot!! Great finds!

Christen said...

Michael and I are drooling over your TREASURES!!! I can honestly say we are jealous of every single find :)

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

those are some impressive finds. I can't get over $2/piece on those cameras. wow.

Mary said...

I totally remember Spirograph from when I was little! I was actually talking about it with someone just a little bit ago and couldn't remember what it was called! Loved it! :)

the crew said...

Those ARE some great finds! So fun.

moshell's lilbit of space said...

I so had one of those exact Spirographs...spent many an hour working on those!

Great finds :)

Josh and Tiff Roundy said...

Man that is an awesome find!!! I LOVE the vintage cameras and the red wagon! It would be a darling photography prop! Man wish I were close enough...I would buy it from you.

sheena said...

SPIROGRAPH!!!! That was my all time favorite!!

awesome finds!!

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