Another great weekend of vintage finds. I was thrilled with this find, a french fry maker. My Mom had one when we were growing up. I don’t remember having french fries a lot (although we did have several other deep-fried items), but I thought this was a cool device. I was almost scared of it.
From the back you can see the little squares the potato gets pushed through when you pull down that red, chippy handle. I can’t wait to try it on my sweet potatoes. We love eating baked sweet potato fries.
I have no idea how old this bread tin is, but I loved the faded colors. Each side is a little bit different. Must have been out in the sun.
I laughed when I saw this item. It is an old Twist exerciser.
Can you see the bottom has a moveable, twisty bottom? So you stand on it and twist your body back and forth. It is supposed to work your abs. Probably would work if you used it. I think it would be a cute display piece in a kid’s room.
This old basket was too hard to pass up. Love the wire handle. Just one handle, so I think it would be hard to carry a heavy load. It too, would make a great display piece.
I came across this sea green hard hat. At first I thought it was a toy, but as I was looking at it, the lady said it was her brothers from about 30-40 years ago.
Johnson Bros Corporation is no longer in business, I believe. The inside has a leather protection. I do believe that it is a real hard hat.
Look at this dish. I thought the shape was very unique. Not sure if it is a particular brand, I will have to try to find out.
The inside is just as adorable.
My final piece is this silver tray. It is relatively heavy, and I just adore the blue flowers.
So what have you found this weekend?
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Love your finds, but my fave has to be that bread tin! Scarlett x
Would you display it or use it?
That tray with the blue flowers is so wonderful!
Thanks. I totally agree.
wow I’ve never seen a hard hat that color before! So beautiful. Lots of great find here! Do you sell or keep most of them?
I keep some of it, but I do consign some of it in a local “Junk” shop. I also recentely started an Etsy shop that I hope to sell more things there as well. I really enjoy the hunt to find awesome vintage items.
My shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/itsstilllife I only have a few items there since recently opened the shop. I hope to expand it.
thanks for your comment
Great finds!! I used to have a bread tin just like that. I also had the canisters and hot pads. Actually still have the hot pads and use them to sit hot dishes on at the table. I purchased mine brand new back in 1985 when we built our first home.
How fun that you actually have used this piece and its companions. Don’t you love how things like this bring back memories?
Wow! Quite a collection. Preserve them if they are not a burden. It will only add value with time.
I wish I could preserve a ton of items I find. Oh to have a warehouse. But wait, then I would be a hoarder. 🙂
Is the hard hat still for sale?
Is your hard hat for sale?
It has been sold and is no longer available.